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My ladies and my mistresses each one
Ragmanys Rolle — 208 lines in twenty-six 8-line stanzas
Note: For one stanza occurring separately see 6543; cf. Dodsley (1827), 12.308.
Title(s): Ragmanys Rolle
Subjects: women, praise of; women, good qualities of; old age, praise of; marriage
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 638 (SC 2078), ff. 214v-218v
First Lines:
My ladies & my mastressys echon
like hit vnto youre humble womanhede…
Last Lines:
…And yn the Rolle last as yn wrytynge
I rede that this game ende yn youre hood
Attributed Title: Ragmanys Rolle (scribal, 214v, RT); Explicit Ragmanys Rolle (scribal, 218v)
Facsimiles:
Robinson, Pamela. “Introduction.” Manuscript Bodley 638: A Facsimile. Norman, OK: Pilgrim, and Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 1982.
Editions:
Freudenberger, Andreas, ed. Ragman Roll: Ein spätmittelenglisches Gedicht. Erlangen: K.B. Hof, 1909: 2-16.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Fairfax 16 (SC 3896), ff. 47-50
First Lines:
My ladyes and my maistresses echone
lyke hit vnto your humbyble wommanhede…
Last Lines:
…and in the rolle last as in wrytynge
I rede that this game ende in your hood
Attributed Title: Here begynnyth Ragman roell (f. 47); Explicit Ragman roell (f. 50)
Facsimiles:
Norton-Smith, John. “Introduction.” Bodleian Library MS Fairfax 16. London: Scolar Press, 1979.
Editions:
Dodsley, Robert, ed. A Select Collection of Old Plays. 12 vols. London: H. Nichols, 1780, 1827: 12.308.
Wright, Thomas. Anecdota Literaria. London: John Russell Smith, 1844: 83.
Hazlitt, William Carew. Remains of the Early Popular Poetry of England. London: J. R. Smith, 1864-6: 1.69-78.
Freudenberger, Andreas, ed. Ragman Roll: Ein spätmittelenglisches Gedicht. Erlangen: K.B. Hof, 1909: 2-16.