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IMEV 2571.5
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O thou most noble pastor chosen by God
The Mayor of Waterford’s metrical epistle to Walter, Archbishop of Dublin, refusing to recognize Lambert Simnel as King of Ireland, A.D. 1487 — forty-four doggerel stanzas rhyme royal
Note: Signed by John Butler (mayor), James Rice, and William Lyncolle.
Author(s): John Butler Mayor of Waterford
Subjects: FitzSimons, Walter, archbishop of Dublin; Simnel, Lambert; Ireland, kingship of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Dublin, ?State Paper Office (c. 1600) (present location unknown)
Note: Listed by Hamer (1995) as missing, unidentified or destroyed.
Editions:
Croker, Thomas Crofton. The Popular Songs of Ireland. London: Henry Colburn, 1839: 318-31.
Brewer, J. S., and William Bullen, eds. Calendar of the Carew Manuscripts Preserved in the Archiepiscopal Library at Lambeth. 6 vols. Public Record Office Texts and Calendars. London: 1867-73: 5.421.
Morley, Henry, ed. Sir J. Davys, A Discovery of the True Reasons, …. Carisbrook Library 1. London, 1890: 213.
Seymour, St. John Delincourt. Anglo-Irish Literature, 1200-1582. Cambridge: at the UP, 1929; and several repr: 99.