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Of all nations under heaven
John Skelton, ‘Agaynst a comely coystrowne’ — ten stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): John Skelton
Title(s): ‘Agaynst a comely coystrowne’
Subjects: clothing, against extremes of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 22611. Skelton, John, Skelton Laureate agaynste a comely coystrowne that curyowsly chawntyd and curryshly cowntred, and madly in hys musykkys mokkyshly made, agaynste the. ix. Musys of polytyke poems [and] poettys matryculat, [J. Rastell, 1527?]
First Lines:
Of all nacyons vnder the heuyn…
Editions:
Hawkins, Sir Thomas. A General History of the Science and Practice of Music. 5 vols. London: T. Payne, 1776: 3.40-2.
Dyce, Alexander, ed. The Poetical Works of John Skelton. 2 vols. London: T. Rodd, 1843: 1.15-18.
Dyce, Alexander, and Izaak Walton, eds. The Poetical Works of Skelton and Donne. Boston: Houghton, Osgood, 1879: 1.19-22.
Henderson, Phillip. The Complete Poems of John Skelton, laureate. London: J. M. Dent, 1931; further eds. 1948, 1959: 119-21; 1948, 1959, 34-6.
2.Source: STC 22608. Skelton, John, Pithy, Plesaunt and Profitable workes of Maister Skelton, ed. J. Stow, T. Marshe [1568]
Editions:
Bowle, John, ed. Pithy, Pleasaunt and Profitable Workes of Maister Skelton, 1568. London: C. Davis, 1736.
Chalmers, Alexander, ed. The Works of the English Poets from Chaucer to Cowper. London, 1810; repr. New York: Greenwood, 1969: 2.300.