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DIMEV 1857
IMEV 1147.9
NIMEV 1147.9
He that had London forsake
A couplet in Gregory’s Chronicle on the approach of the Earl of March (‘thys fayre whyte ros and herbe’) to London, A.D. 1461
Title(s): Gregory’s Chronicle
Subjects: Edward IV, when earl of March; historical poems; chronicles, verse in
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Egerton 1995, f. 206v
Transcription:
he that had Londyn for sake
wolde nomore to hem take
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Gairdner, James, ed. Historical Collections of a Citizen of London. Camden Society n.s. 17 (1876): 215.
Kingsford, Charles Lethbridge. Prejudice and Promise in Fifteenth Century England. Oxford: Clarendon, 1925: 117.
Wilson, Richard Middlewood. The Lost Literature of Medieval England. London: Methuen, 1952: 204.
Scattergood, V. John. Politics and Poetry in the Fifteenth Century. London: Blandford Press, 1971: 189.