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NIMEV Skelton
Sith ye have me challenged Master Garnesche
John Skelton, Against Garnesche, a flytyng — 469 lines in rhyme royal stanzas, couplets, and ‘Skeltonics’
Author(s): John Skelton
Title(s): Against Garnesche
Versification: — seven-line, two-line — ababbcc, aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 367, ff. 101-109v
First Lines:
Sithe ye haue me chalyngyd m garnesche
In duly Reulyng me In þe kynges noble hall…
Last Lines:
…Scrybbyl thow scrybbyl thow rayle or wryght
wryght what thow wylte I wyll the a quyte
Note: Below last line, scribe writes, ‘By þe kyngys most noble Commandement’ (f. 109v)
Attributed Author: Skelton lauriate (f. 101)
Attributed Title: Skelton lauriate defender agenst Master garnesche Chalenger et cetera (top f. 101, by scribe)
Editions:
Dyce, Alexander, ed. The Poetical Works of John Skelton. 2 vols. London: T. Rodd, 1843: 1.116-31.
Dyce, Alexander, and Izaak Walton, eds. The Poetical Works of Skelton and Donne. Boston: Houghton, Osgood, 1879: 1.132-53.
Henderson, Phillip. The Complete Poems of John Skelton, laureate. London: J. M. Dent, 1931; further eds. 1948, 1959: 122-37; 1948, 1959, 150-64.
Pinto, Vivian de Sola. Skelton: A Selection from His Poems. New York: Grove, 1950: 80-2 (extracts).