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DIMEV 3489
Mickle price
Two pages, fragments of a poem about events in the reign of Henry VIII, viz. a banquet and tournament attended by Emperor Charles and by King Francis of France, Henry’s wife Katherine and Francis’s wife Claudia near Calais; a great flood, falling of a parish church steeple during evensong; and of Henry and Cardinal taking wealth from the Dean of St Paul’s and a rich Londoner when they died, probably a continuation of 217 — 33 + 35 lines in rhyme-linked eight-line stanzas, ababbcbc
Subjects: Henry the VIII, reign of
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library e Musaeo 160 (SC 3692), ff. 108v; 114
First Lines:
…mekill price
[ ]tue
[ g]rete & wise
[ ] gretly doth rise
[ ] to vse it weile
[ ]it held hym wise
[ ]r to fervent ȝeyle
[ n]obill prince & ȝynge
[ ] chosen Emperoure
[ ]r of spayne the kynge
[ ]agon king of gret honoure
& in bothe þe cecelies doth he floure
As king of both god gif hym grace…
Last Lines:
…By temptacion of a hellis hownd
he hangit hym self a deth vnfownd…