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DIMEV 4502
NIMEV 2825.55
Right noble and blessed father to whom of excellence
Poem addressed to William Waynflete as Bishop of Winchester, c. 1451 — 128 lines in eight-line stanzas
Subjects: Wainfleet, William, Bishop of Winchester (1447-86); clergy; occasional verse
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 60577 [Winchester Anthology], ff. 22v-24
First Lines:
ryght noble & blessede fader to whom of excellence
The flour ys proclamed thorowe ought thys realme wyde…
Last Lines:
…Thus I be seche your lordeshyppe to be mery thys nyght
And take thys lytyl braunche of a chylde of youres
Facsimiles:
Wilson, Edward. “Introduction.” The Winchester Anthology. A Facsimile of British Library Additional Manuscript 60577. With an account of the music by Iain Fenlon. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1981.
Editions:
Wilson, Edward. “A Poem Presented to William Waynflete as Bishop of Winchester.” Middle English Studies Presented to Norman Davis in Honour of his Seventieth Birthday. Douglas Gray, and E. G. Stanley, eds. Oxford: Clarendon, 1983: 127-51: 137-42.