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God send us peace and unity / In England with prosperity
‘Do well & drede no man’ — four 6-line stanzas with this refrain plus burden: ‘The beste rede that I can / Do well and drede no man’
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 488.
Subjects: carols, satirical; satire
Versification: — six-line — aabbcc, aaaabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5665, ff. 50v-51
First Lines:
God sende vs pese & vnite
In engelong with prosperite…
Last Lines:
…That we mow say as y began
Do well & drede no man
Attributed Title: ad placitum (f. 50v)
Editions:
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder der Hs. Add. 5665 (Ritson’s Folio-MS).” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 106 (1901): 262-85: 277.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 258; 1977, 228-9.
Stevens, John, ed. Mediaeval Carols. Musica Britannica 4. London: Stainer and Bell, 1952, 2nd ed. 1958: 107.