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In Holy Church of Christs foundation
Clergy’s place in the three estates — sixteen 5-line stanzas (including a 2-line refrain) and burden: ‘In towne a god wolde hyt were layde downe a’
Subjects: estates literature; clergy
Versification: — five-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Art Library Dyce 25.F.40 (MS Dyce 45), ff. 22-23v
First Lines:
In holy Churche of cristys fovndacion
were thre estatys by noracion…
Last Lines:
…In towne a In towne a
god save the kyng & the Crowne a