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Priest ne monk ne yet chanon
Against the Friars — fifteen 12-line stanzas (aaabcccbdede)
Subjects: friars, criticism/satire of
Versification: — twelve-line — aaabcccbdede



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Cleopatra B.II, ff. 62v-64
First Lines:
Prest ne monke ne ȝit chanon
Ne no man of religion…
Last Lines:
…Lord god þat with paynes ill mankynde bought so dere
Let neuer man after me haue will to make him frere
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Political Poems and Songs relating to English History, composed during the period From the Accession of Edward III to that of Richard III. 2 vols. Rolls Series 14 (1859, 1861); repr. Kraus, 1965: 1.263-8.
Brewster, J. S., ed. Monumenta Franciscana. 3 vols. Rolls Series 4 (1858; repr. Kraus, 1965): 601-6.
Cook, Albert Stanburrough. A Literary Middle English Reader. Boston and New York: Ginn, 1915: 361-4 (lines 1-84).
Bennett, Henry Stanley. England from Chaucer to Caxton. London: Methuen, 1928: 203-6 (10 stanzas only).
Rickert, Edith. Chaucer’s World. New York: Columbia UP, 1948: 374-8.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin, 1954; 3rd ed.; trans. as Medieval English: a Old English and Middle English Anthology Berlin West, 1958: 322 (10 stanzas only).
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 157-62.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 365-9 (omits lines 73-96, 121-56).