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IMEV 927.5
NIMEV TP 470.5
Go little book and submit the / Unto all them
Epilogue to Lyf of Our Lady (4080) by William Caxton — one stanza rhyme royal
Note: Ringler Jr. (1988), TP 470.5; followed by 6115 and 860.
Author(s): William Caxton
Title(s): Lyf of Our Lady
Subjects: epilogues; Virgin Mary, life of; envoys
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Manchester, Chetham’s Library 6709 [Mun. A.4.104], f. 158
First Lines:
Goo lytyll Booke and submytte the
Vnto all them that the shall Reede…
Last Lines:
…And if owghte be doon to ther plesyng
Saye they these balades here folowyng
Note: Copied from Caxton.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 17023. Lydgate, John, The lyf of our lady, Caxton, [1484] , sig. m.4v
First Lines:
Goo lityl book and submytte the
Vnto al them that the shal rede…
Last Lines:
…And yf ought be doon to theyr plesyng
Say they thyse balades folowynge
Note: Copied from Caxton. CUL shelfmark, Inc. 3. J. 1. 1. (3515); followed by ‘Enpryntyd by Wyllyam Caxton’ (sig. m.5).
Facsimiles:
Blades, William. The Biography and Typography of William Caxton, England’s first printer. London: Trübner, 1877; repr. Totowa, NJ: Rowman and Littlefield, 1971: 2.171.
Editions:
Dibdin, Thomas Frognall. Typographical Antiquities. Revised Joseph Ames and William Herbert. 4 vols. London: Bulmer, 1810, 1812, 1816, 1818: 3.140.
Duff, Edward Gordon. Fifteenth Century English Books. Bibliographical Society, London: Oxford UP, 1917: 75.
Aurner, Nellie Slayton. Caxton: Mirror of fifteenth-century letters; a study of the literature of the first English press. London: Philip Allan, 1926; repr. New York: Russel & Russel, 1965: 294.
Crotch, Walter John Blythe, ed. William Caxton: Prologues and Epilogues. EETS o.s. 176 (1928; repr. 1973): 85.
Lauritis, Joseph Aloysius, ed. A Critical Edition ofJohn Lydgate’s Life of Our Lady. Duquesne Studies, Philological Series 2. Pittsburgh: Duquesne University, 1961; orig. ed. diss. University Pennsylvania 1951 (Ralph Albert Klinefelter); 1952 (Vernon F. Gallagher), 1958 (Lauritis), in 3 vols: 52.