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For fear or for favor of any false man
Verses against the Duke of Suffolk — one 15-line stanza
Subjects: de la Pole, William, duke of Suffolk, verses against; political poems
Versification: — fifteen-line — ababbabaababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Rolls II 23
First Lines:
ffor feer or for fauour of ony fals man
Loose not the loue of al þ commynalite…
Last Lines:
…Hong vp suche men to our souerayn lord
That euer counseld hym with fals men to be acord
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Political Poems and Songs relating to English History, composed during the period From the Accession of Edward III to that of Richard III. 2 vols. Rolls Series 14 (1859, 1861); repr. Kraus, 1965: 2.231.
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 2.255.
Madden, Frederick. “Political Poems of the Reigns of Henry VI and Edwrd IV.” Archaeologia 29 (1842): 318-47: 325.
Hearne, Thomas, ed. Hemingi Chartularium Ecclesiae Wigorniensis. Oxford: Sheldonian, 1723: 2.663.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 203.