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Lusty youth should us ensue
The best use of youth, ascribed to Henry VIII — seven quatrains
Author(s): Henry VIII (attrib.)
Subjects: youth
Versification: — four-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 31922, f. 94v
First Lines:
Lusti yough shuld vs ensue…
Editions:
Chappell, William. “Some Account of an Unpublished Collection of Songs and Ballads by King Henry VIII and his Contemporaries.” Archaeologia 41 (1867): 371-86: 376.
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts, Besonders aus der Zeit Heinrichs VIII.” Anglia 12 (1889): 225-72, 585-97: 249-50.
Trefusis, Mary. Songs, Ballads, and Instrumental Pieces composed by King Henry the Eighth. Roxburghe Club 161. Oxford, 1912: 34-5.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 416-17.
Stevens, John, ed. Music at the Court of Henry VIII. Musica Britannica 18. London: Stainer and Bell, 1962: 70-1.