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In blossomed busk I bode ’bout
‘Mede & muche thank’ (A dialogue between a soldier and a courtier) — 11 eight-line stanzas
Title(s): ‘Mede & muche thank’
Subjects: dialogues
Versification: — eight-line, alliterative — abababab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 102 (SC 1703), ff. 99v-100
First Lines:
IN blossemed buske I bode boote
In ryche array with ryches rank…
Last Lines:
…ffor hunger & cold elles myghtest thou sterue
This preueth thou seruest al for mede
Note: Written as prose.
Attributed Title: Mede & muche thank (f. 99v)
Editions:
Kail, J., ed. Twenty-Six Political and Other Poems…from Bodleian MSS Digby 102 and Douce 322. EETS o.s. 124 (1904; repr. 1973): 6-9.
Conlee, John W., ed. Middle English Debate Poetry: A Critical Anthology. East Lansing, MI: Colleagues Press, 1991: 211-15.