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See here my master Carpenter I you pray
Thomas Hoccleve, ‘Balade to my maister Carpenter’ — four stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): Thomas Hoccleve
Title(s): ‘Balade to my maister Carpenter’
Subjects: ballads
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 111 [olim Phillipps 8151], ff. 41-41v
First Lines:
See heer my maister Carpenter I yow preye
How many chalenges ageyn me be…
Last Lines:
…How wel þat yee doon & how soone also
I suffre may in qwenchynge of my wo
Note: Four stanzas rhyme royal in this MS.
Attributed Title: A de B & C de D &c. Ceste balade feust tendrement consideree & bonement execute (f. 41)
Facsimiles:
Burrow, John, and A. I. Doyle, eds. Thomas Hoccleve: A Facsimile of the Autograph Verse Manuscripts. EETS s.s. 19 (2002).
Editions:
Mason, George, ed. Poems by Thomas Hoccleve Never Before Printed. London: Roworth, 1796: 73.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Hoccleve’s Works: The Minor Poems. vol. 1. EETS e.s. 61 (1892); repr. with Gollancz (1925) 73; rev. J. Mitchell and A. Ian Doyle, 1970: 63-4.
Hammond, Eleanor Prescott. English Verse between Chaucer and Surrey. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1927: 67.