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I John of Gaunt
A [?spurious] grant by John of Gaunt, granting the manors of Sutton and Potton to Sir Roger Burgoyne and his heirs — three doggerel couplets
Subjects: charters; parodies
Versification: — two-line — aa



Inscriptions:
1.Source: Bedford, Bedfordshire, Doctor’s Commons, inscription over arches
Transcription:
I John of Gaunt
Do give and do grant
Unto Roger Burgoyne
And the heirs of his Loin
Both Sutton and Potton
Until the World’s rotten
Editions:
Britton, John, ed. The Beauties of England and Wales. 19 vols. in 26 parts London: Vernor, Hood and Sharpe, 1801-1815: 1.76.
Foster, G. “A Doggerel Grant.” Befordshire Magazine 1 (1949): 317.