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IMEV 1417.3
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If I were in my castel of Bungey
Hugh Bigot’s defiance of Henry III — a popular quatrain
Note: Two variants.
Subjects: Henry III; Bigot, Hugh; chronicles, verse in
Versification: — four-line — aaba



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 13568. Holinshed, Raphael, The Chronicles of England, H. Bynneman f. J. Harrison, [1577]
Editions:
Camden, William. Britannia. London: G. Bishop and I. Norton, 1607: art. Suffolk.
Percy, Thomas. Reliques of Ancient English Poetry. 3 vols. London: J. Dodsley, 1765, and subsequent editions: Essay on Anc. Minstrels, note u 3.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Harrison’s Description of England in Shakespeare’s Youth: Being the Second and Third Books of his Description of Britaine and England, edited from the first two editions of Holinshed’s Chronicle, A.D. 1577, 1587. New Shakespeare Society, series VI, vols. 1, 5 London: Trübner, 1877-78: 2.xiv.
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “Poems Dealing with Contemporary Conditions.” A Manual of the Writings in Middle English. Albert E. Hartung, ed. Vol. 5, fascicle 13. New Haven, CT: Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1975: 1385-1536, 1631-1725: 1391.