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I beshrew you by my fay
‘Mannerly Margery’ by Skelton — four 7-line stanzas (aaaaabb)
Author(s): John Skelton
Subjects: women, as speakers/narrators; love, vicissitudes of; dialogues, lovers’
Versification: — seven-line — aaaaabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College VI.18.2 [copy of The Dictes or Sayengis of the Philosophres, Caxton, 1477 ] , f. 77v
First Lines:
I be shrew yow be ma my fay
This wanton Clarkes be nyce all wayt…
Last Lines:
…gvpp crischen clovt your breth is staill
go manerly mergerie melke and aill
Note: Added to a flyleaf, at end.
Editions:
Edwards, A. S. G., and Linne R. Mooney. “A New Version of a Skelton Lyric.” Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society 10 (1994): 507-11.