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Look out here Mayor with thy piled pate
Student abuse of the Mayor of London (not Cambridge as in Brown and Robbins (1943)) in A.D. 1418 — thirty irregular lines
Subjects: London, mayor of; students; warnings; political poems
Versification: — irregular — aabccb, abab, aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 247, ff. 129-129v
First Lines:
Loke out here maier with thy pilles pate
And see wich a sorowe is fast on thy gate…
Last Lines:
…That meche sorow to him be dith
And well mote he fare
Note: Stowe’s transcript, 30 lines. Ssigned after last line by same hand, ‘Amen quod he þat beshreud the maiers very visage’ (f. 129v); page formerly folded into four with title fit along one folded section.
Attributed Title: A lybell mad agaynste the mayre of london (written along left edge (f. 129v)
2.Source: Untraced, Present whereabouts unknown olim Cole, f. 129
Editions:
Hartshorne, Charles Henry. Ancient Metrical Tales. London: W. Pickering, 1829: 255.
Wright, Thomas. Essays on Subjects Connected with the Literature, Popular Superstitions, and History of England in the Middle Ages. London: J. R. Smith, 1846: 2.266.
Cooper, Charles Henry. Annals of Cambridge. Cambridge: Warwick, 1842: 5.1.
Coulton, George Gordon. Social Life in Britain from the Conquest to the Reformation. Cambridge: at the UP, 1914: 66.
Wilson, Richard Middlewood. The Lost Literature of Medieval England. London: Methuen, 1952: 200.