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Kingdoms are but cares
The troubles of high estate, (spuriously) attributed to Henry VI — three quatrains
Note: Cf. Mirror for Magistrates.
Author(s): Henry VI (attrib.)
Subjects: estates literature
Versification: — four-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Untraced, Present whereabouts unknown written by Sir James Haryngton
First Lines:
Kingdomes are but cares
state ys devoyd of staie…
Editions:
Haryngton, Sir John. Nugae Antiquae. London: Vernor and Hood, 1804: 1.386.