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Peter Peter prince of apostles all
Benedict [?Burgh], ‘A Christemasse game made by Maister Benet’ — twelve stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): Benedict Burgh (attrib.)
Title(s): ‘A Christemasse game made by Maister Benet’
Subjects: Christmastide
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 7333, ff. 149vv-150rb
First Lines:
Petir Petir prynce of aposteles all
Primat of the chirche and gouernore…
Last Lines:
…Eternally in blisse for thy greete constaunce
Come and reioice thyne owne inheritaunce
Attributed Author: …made by Maister Benet (f. 149vb)
Attributed Title: A Cristemasse game made by Maister Benet howe god almyghty seyde to his apostelys and echon off them were baptiste and none knewe of othir etc. (f. 149vb)
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Specimens of Old Christmas Carols, etc. Percy Society 4. London: T. Richard, 1841: 28-31.
Flügel, Ewald. “Die Gedichte der Köningin Elisabeth.” Anglia 14 (1892): 346-61: 464-6.
Förster, Max. “über Benedict Burghs Leben und Werke.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 101 (1898): 53-5: 53-5.
Furnivall, Frederick James. “Inedited Pieces, No III.” Notes and Queries 4th ser. 1 (1868): 455-6: 55-6.