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I was with pope and cardinal
Well is he that has enough and can say, ‘Whoa!’ — four quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Forsothe I hold hym well and withowt woo / That hath ynowgh and can say whoo’
Subjects: carols, of moral counsel; counsel, moral
Versification: — four-line, two-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, p. 474
First Lines:
I was with pope & Cardynall
& with lordys bisshoppis & prestis gret & small…
Last Lines:
…He is not here I dare well say
That hath ynowgh & can say who
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: 252.
Flügel, Ewald, ed. Neuenglisches Lesebuch. 1 Bd. Halle: Niemayer, 1895: 141-2.
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: 26-7.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 237; 1977, 211.