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DIMEV 3098
Listen lords veriment
A shoemaker’s verse testament — twelve couplets and burden, ‘Pyrdow pyrdow pyrdowy / Wows se bone Jenket sowterly’
Title(s): Shoemaker’s Testament
Subjects: satire; ribaldry
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Lincoln College Lat. 141, ff. 5v-6
First Lines:
Lystyne lordys verament
How the sowter hath mad hys testament
with pyrdow…
Last Lines:
Thus þe sowter mad hys end
he lygge in graff by kyng coltyng
With pyrdowy
Editions:
Wilson, Edward. “Two Unpublished Fifteenth-Century Poems from Lincoln College, Oxford, MS. Lat. 141.” Notes and Queries n.s. 27 [225] (1980): 20-6: 22.