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Lordings lief and dear listeneth to me a stound
‘Symonye and Covetise’, on the evil times of Edward II — 414 lines in tail-rhyme stanzas
Note: A redaction of 6677, with 114 lines not found there.
Title(s): ‘Symonye and Covetise’
Subjects: evils of the times; satires; contemporary conditions
Versification: — five-line — tail-rime stanzas



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 48 (SC 1885), ff. 325v-331
First Lines:
Lordynges leue & dere listneþ to me a stounde
Of a newe reste þat nwlich was y founde…
Last Lines:
…& euer to serue god þe bet for þat y haf ȝow seiþ nowþe
& come to hym þat fore vs was to þe iwes sold
y told
Note: Lacks two leaves.
Editions:
Hardwick, Charles. A Poem on the times of Edward II Percy Society 28. London: Richard, 1849.
Ross, Thomas W. “On the Evil Times of Edward II. A new version from Ms Bodley 48.” Anglia 75 (1957): 173-93: 177-93.