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Erecting my sight toward the zodiac
John Skelton, The garlande of Laurell — 1604 lines, chiefly in rhyme royal
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 384; Ringler Jr. (1988), TP 366; also including as lines 835-63 four stanzas ‘To the ryght noble Countes of Surrey’, Ringler Jr. (1992), TP 68.
Author(s): John Skelton
Title(s): The garlande of Laurell
Subjects: allegorical poems; tales
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Vitellius E.X, ff. 208-225
First Lines:
Arectynge my syght toward the zodiak
The siggnys twelue for to behold afar…
Last Lines:
…Of laureat promocion your place is here Reservyd
We wille vnderstande how ye have it deservid
Note: Imperfect at end due to damage to MS. Folio number reflects the most recent foliation.
Editions:
Hammond, Eleanor Prescott. English Verse between Chaucer and Surrey. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1927: 342-60.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 22610. Skelton, John, A Goodly Garlande or Chapelet of Laurell, R. Faukes, 1523
Editions:
Dyce, Alexander, ed. The Poetical Works of John Skelton. 2 vols. London: T. Rodd, 1843: 1.361-427.
Dyce, Alexander, and Izaak Walton, eds. The Poetical Works of Skelton and Donne. Boston: Houghton, Osgood, 1879: 2.170-241.
Flügel, Ewald, ed. Neuenglisches Lesebuch. 1 Bd. Halle: Niemayer, 1895: 45-59 (extracts).
Henderson, Phillip. The Complete Poems of John Skelton, laureate. London: J. M. Dent, 1931; further eds. 1948, 1959: 395-451; 1948, 1959, 347-96.
Hughes, Richard Arthur Warren, ed. Poems by Skelton. London: W. Heinemann, 1924: 149-206.
2.Source: STC 22608. Skelton, John, Pithy, Plesaunt and Profitable workes of Maister Skelton, ed. J. Stow, T. Marshe [1568]
Editions:
Bowle, John, ed. Pithy, Pleasaunt and Profitable Workes of Maister Skelton, 1568. London: C. Davis, 1736.
Chalmers, Alexander, ed. The Works of the English Poets from Chaucer to Cowper. London, 1810; repr. New York: Greenwood, 1969: 2.236-50.