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DIMEV 1412
IMEV 853.2
NIMEV 853.2
For to say having none authority
One stanza rhyme royal signed by John Merely on unusual behaviour by ‘ane ydell parson’
Author(s): John Merely
Subjects: clergy, criticism/satire of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 546 (SC 2285), f. 5
First Lines:
for to sayd havyng non Atorryte
Nor discryt offere to noryse sapience…
Last Lines:
…Yt is a thyng frustrat and of small valur
for Ane ydell parson to vse suche panderic behavyour
Attributed Author: John Merdeley (f. 5)