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Slumbering right thoughtful of unkindness
‘Balade fet de la Reygne Katerine Russell’ — two 8-line and two 7-line stanzas
Subjects: contemporary conditions; evils of the time; virtues; women, authors; ballads
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Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.14.51 (921), f. 95
First Lines:
Slombryng Ryhgt thoutefull ful of vnkyndenes
That now haþe Reyne & dominacyun…
Last Lines:
…Whos hey nobeles in euery cuntrey
Adew the curt Right gentyl large & fre
Attributed Author: Balade fet de la Reygne Katerene Russell
Attributed Title: Balade fet de la Reygne Katerene Russell
Editions:
Cohen, Helen Louise. The Ballade. New York: Columbia UP, 1915: 290-1.