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In the day of fast and spiritual affliction
’Balat set upponne the yates of Caunterbury’ inserted in a prose chronicle (ante 1471) — ten 8-line macaronic stanzas (ababbcbc) and concluding 6-line stanza (aabccb)
Title(s): ’Balat set upponne the yates of Caunterbury’
Subjects: Canterbury, city of; political poems; chronicles, verse in; Henry VI, verses against
Versification: — eight-line, six-line — ababbcbc, aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Lyell 34 [olim John Speed Davies], ff. 203-204
First Lines:
In the day of faste and spirituell afflixioun
The celestiall influence of bodyes transytory…
Last Lines:
…Sone to louse from sorowes bond
Be ryght indifferent iugement
Attributed Title: Balat set vppon the yates of Canterbury (f. 203)
Editions:
Davies, John Silvester, ed. An English Chronicle…. Camden Society o.s. 64 (1856): 191-4.
Brotanek, Rudolph. Mittelenglische Dichtungen aus der Handschrift 432 des Trinity College in Dublin. Halle: Niemeyer, 1940: 199-202.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 207-10.