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Sith God hath chose thee to be his knight
‘Edwardus IV Dei gratia’ — eight quatrains (aaab) including ‘Edwardes dei gracia’ refrain and burden: A a a / Edwardeus dai gracia
Note: See penultimate line of 5731 for echo of first line here
Title(s): ‘Edwardus IV Dei gratia’
Subjects: Edward IV; carols, political; political poems; occasional verse
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 306, f. 136
First Lines:
Sithe god hathe chose þe to be his knyȝt
And posseside þe in his thi right…;
Last Lines:
…Remember þe subdene of þis Regaly
Of englonde fraunce and spayn trewely
Editions:
Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard. “Observations upon the History of certain Events in England during the Reign of King Edward the Fourth.” Archaelogia 29 (1842): 127-38: 127.
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: 4-5.
Parry, Edward. Royal Visits and Progresses to Wales. Chester, 1850: 265.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 291-2; 1977, 259-60.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 221-2.