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Sitting on this see
On the chair of a judge, from Trevisa’s Polychronicon (Book III, c. 8) — four couplets
Note: Formerly 1811.
Subjects: justice; advice, to magistrates
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 28561 [olim Burghley], f. 127rb
Transcription:
Sitting on þis see
Iustice loke þou stedfaste be
kepe honde and yeres
from yifte and from mennys praiers
Take lanterne lawe
liȝt vnder skynne to drawe
Þou sittest yett
sone þere for fader y sette
Note: Written as prose.