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DIMEV 2477
IMEV 1470.5
NIMEV Skelton
In autumn when the sun in Virgin / By radiant heat enripened hath our corn
John Skelton, ‘The Bowge of Courte’ — seventy-seven stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): John Skelton
Title(s): ‘The Bowge of Courte’
Subjects: dream visions; political verse; minstrels; Haster, Harvey, minstrel
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 22597. Skelton, John, The Bowge of Courte, de Worde, [1499?] , sigs. A2-B6v
First Lines:
IN Autumpne whan the sonne in vyrgyne
By radyante hete enryped hath our corne…
Last Lines:
…But yet oftyme suche dremes be founde trewe
Now constrewe ye what is the resydewe
Attributed Title: Here begynneth a lytell treatyse named the bowge of courte (sig. A1); Thus endeth the Bowge of courte Enprynted at Westmynster By me Wynkyn de worde (sig. B6v)
Editions:
Dyce, Alexander, ed. The Poetical Works of John Skelton. 2 vols. London: T. Rodd, 1843: 1.30-50.
Dyce, Alexander, and Izaak Walton, eds. The Poetical Works of Skelton and Donne. Boston: Houghton, Osgood, 1879: 1.37-60.
Williams, W. H. Skelton. A Selection. London: Isbister, 1902: 37-56.
Hughes, Richard Arthur Warren, ed. Poems by Skelton. London: W. Heinemann, 1924: 65-86.
Henderson, Phillip. The Complete Poems of John Skelton, laureate. London: J. M. Dent, 1931; further eds. 1948, 1959: 39-58; 1948,1959,37-54.
Pinto, Vivian de Sola. Skelton: A Selection from His Poems. New York: Grove, 1950: 5-43 (omits lines 365-71, 400-13).
Gray, Douglas. The Oxford Book of Late Medieval Verse and Prose. Oxford: Clarendon, 1985: 384-5.
2.Source: STC 22608. Skelton, John, Pithy, Plesaunt and Profitable workes of Maister Skelton, ed. J. Stow, T. Marshe [1568]
Editions:
Bowle, John, ed. Pithy, Pleasaunt and Profitable Workes of Maister Skelton, 1568. London: C. Davis, 1736.
Chalmers, Alexander, ed. The Works of the English Poets from Chaucer to Cowper. London, 1810; repr. New York: Greenwood, 1969: 2.250-4.