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O ye my lords when ye behold
John Shirley, ‘Kalundare of John Shirley which he sett in ye biginninge of his booke’ — 104 lines in couplets
Note: See also 2387.
Author(s): John Shirley
Title(s): ‘Kalundare of John Shirley which he sett in ye biginninge of his booke’
Subjects: calendars



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 29729, ff. 177v-179
First Lines:
O ye my lordes whan ye be holde
this boke or list it to vnfould…
Last Lines:
…be hit female be it male
now seche and rede some other talle
Note: Aftr ‘Explicit’ a note referring to several entries in the volume: ‘Here endeth þe workes of Iohn lidgate which Iohn Stow hath caused to be copyyed out of an owld booke somtyme wrytten by Iohn sherleye as is aboue made mencyon Iohn sherley wrat in þe tyme of Iohn lydgate in his lyffe tyme’ (f. 179).
Attributed Author: Iohn Shirley (f. 177v)
Attributed Title: Kalundare of Iohn Shirley which he sett in þe beginninge of his booke (f. 177v)
Editions:
Brusendorff, Aage. The Chaucer Tradition. Copenhagen, 1925; repr. Oxford: Clarendon, 1967: 457-60.
Hammond, Eleanor Prescott. English Verse between Chaucer and Surrey. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1927: 196-7.
Hammond, Eleanor Prescott. “Two Tapestry Poems by Lydgate: the Life of St. George and the Falls of Seven Princes.” Englische Studie 43 (1910-11): 10-26: 12 (extracts).