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O peerless Prince of Peace
The evil state of morality among clergy and laity — twelve short cross-rhymed quatrains
Subjects: evils of the times
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: New York, Pierpont Morgan Library PML 35083 [ChL1787; olim Earl of Oxford, Joseph Brereton, and the Earl of Dysart], f. vv
First Lines:
O pereles prynce of peace
and lorde of Lordes all…
Last Lines:
…and pouertie may goo playe
& all for lake of grace
Note: Last flyleaf before text, verso in the Morgan copy of Robert of Shrewsbury, Here begynneth the lyf of the holy [and] blessid vyrgyn saynt Wenefryde, [Westminster: W. Caxton, 1485] ; added by a sixteenth-century hand; written as prose.
Editions:
Bühler, Kurt. “A Satirical Poem of the Tudor Period.” Anglia 72 (1954): 419-22: 420-1.