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Here lieth the fresh flower of Plantagenet
Epitaph on Queen Elizabeth, wife of Henry VII — nine couplets
Note: Following 4118 and a Latin version.
Subjects: epitaphs; Elizabeth of York, queen
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, p. 373
First Lines:
Here lith the fresshe flowr of Plantagenet
Here lith the white rose in the rede sete…
Last Lines:
…God grant her now hevyn to encrese
& owr kyng Harry long lyff & pease
Explicit
Facsimiles:
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University: Facsimile of Oxford, Balliol MS 354. (http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=balliol&manuscript=ms354).
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts….” Anglia 26 (1903): 94-285: 188.
Dyboski, R., ed. Songs, Carols and Other Miscellaneous Poems from Balliol MS. 354, Richard Hill’s Commonplace Book. EETS e.s. 101 (1908); repr. 1984: 99.
Campbell, William Edward, ed. The English Works of Sir Thomas More. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1927: 312.