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How darest thou swear or be so bold also
Against swearing and blaspheming Christ in the use of oaths — one stanza rhyme royal
Subjects: swearing, against
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College O.2.53 (1157), f. 66
First Lines:
How darest thow swere or be so bold also
To blasfeme hym that is very rote and rynde…
Last Lines:
…Thow shuldest be drawe and hangyd by þe chyn
As a Traytour horrybill thogh þu were next of his kyn
Editions:
Brie, Friedrich W. D. “Skelton-studien.” Englische Studien 37 (1907): 1-86: 32.
Lloyd, L. J. “A Note on Skelton.” Review of English Studies 5 (1929): 302-6: 303.
Henderson, Phillip. The Complete Poems of John Skelton, laureate. London: J. M. Dent, 1931; further eds. 1948, 1959: 143.
Person, Henry Axel. Cambridge Middle English Lyrics. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1953; rev. ed. 1962: 126.