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Put out his head list not for to dare
John Lydgate, Verses urging that thieving Millers and Bakers be put in the Pillory — three 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Note: Cf. 749.
Author(s): John Lydgate
Subjects: thieves; occupations; estates literature; satires
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2255, f. 157
First Lines:
Put out his hed lyst nat for to dare
but lyk a man vpon that tour to abyde…
Last Lines:
…They may cleyme be Iust auctorite
Vpon that bastile to make an ende
Attributed Author: Explicit quod lydgate (f. 157, in margin)
Editions:
Nicolas, Nicholas Harris, and Edward Tyrrell, eds. A Chronicle of London, from 1079 to 1483. London: Longman, 1827: 273-4.
Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard, ed. A Selection from the Minor Poems of Don John Lydgate. Percy Society 2. London: T. Richard, 1840: 207.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Political, Religious and Love Poems, from Lambeth MS. 306 and other sources. EETS o.s. 15 (1866); repr. 1962; rev. ed. 1903: 56.
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. II: Secular Poems. EETS o.s. 192 (1934); repr. 1961: 448-9.