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Of Ribaldry I rhyme and read of my roll
Satire on the Retinues of the great — ten long alliterative monorhyming quatrains
Subjects: satire; abuses of the age
Versification: — four-line, alliteration — aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2253, f. 124v
First Lines:
Of rybaudȝ y ryme ant rede o my rolle
Of gedelynges gromes of colyn ant of colle…
Last Lines:
…Herknekþ hideward horsmen a tidyng ich ou telle
Þat ȝe shulen hongen ant herbarewen in helle
Facsimiles:
Ker, Neil Ripley. “Introduction.” Facsimile of British Museum MS. Harley 2253. EETS o.s. 255 (1965).
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. The Political Songs of England. Camden Society o.s. 6 (1839): 237-40.
Wülker, Richard Paul, ed. Altenglisches Lesebuch. 2 vols. in one. Halle: Lippert, 1874, 1880: 1.73.
Böddeker, Karl. Altenglische Dichtungen des MS. Harl. 2253. Berlin: Weidmann, 1878: 135-8.
Sampson, George. The Cambridge Book of Prose and Verse. Cambridge: at the UP, 1924: 404.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 27-9.
Turville-Petre, Thorlac. Alliterative Poetry of the Later Middle Ages. Routledge Medieval English Texts. Washington: Catholic University of America Press, 1989: 34-5.
Fein, Susanna Greer, ed. The Complete Harley 2253 Manuscript, Volume 2. Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 2009: Booklet 6, no. 88.