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NIMEV TP 469.3
Go forth king rule thee by sapience
John Lydgate, Instructions to the Estates: Follow the Virtues — two stanzas rhyme royal
Note: Ringler Jr. (1988), TP 469.3; headed by six Latin lines on the Twelve Abuses of the Age (‘Rex sine sapiencia…’).
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): Instructions to the Estates
Subjects: virtues; estates literature; advice, to princes
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 17032a. Lydgate, John, The Temple of Glas, [de Worde, 1495?]
Editions:
Duff, Edward Gordon. Fifteenth Century English Books. Bibliographical Society, London: Oxford UP, 1917: 76.
Schick, Josef, ed. Lydgate’s Temple of Glas. EETS e.s. 60 (1891); repr. 1987: 68.
Skeat, Walter William, ed. The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. 7 vols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1894-7: 1.40, 7.408.
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. II: Secular Poems. EETS o.s. 192 (1934); repr. 1961: 707.
Forni, Kathleen, ed. The Chaucerian Apocrypha: A Selection. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2005.
2.Source: STC 17033. Lydgate, John, The Temple of Glas, [de Worde, 1500?]
Editions:
Dibdin, Thomas Frognall. Typographical Antiquities. Revised Joseph Ames and William Herbert. 4 vols. London: Bulmer, 1810, 1812, 1816, 1818: 2.304.
Duff, Edward Gordon. Fifteenth Century English Books. Bibliographical Society, London: Oxford UP, 1917: 77.
Anderson, Robert. The Works of the British Poets, or, Complete Edition of the Poets of Great Britain. 13 vols. Vol. 1. Edinburgh, 1793; London, 1795: 1.579.
Clarke, Charles Cauder. The Riches of Chaucer. London: T. Tegg, 1835, 1839: 2.305.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 232-3.
3.Source: Geoffrey Chaucer, Workes, Thynne, 1532
Editions:
Stowe, John, ed. The Workes of Geffrey Chaucer…with diuers addicions, with the Siege of Thebes, compiled by J. Lidgate. London, J. Kyngston for J. Wight, 1561 (STC 5075).