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DIMEV 503
IMEV 296.3
NIMEV 296.3
And as I passed in my prayer there priests were at mass
Richard the Redeless — alliterative lines
Note: See 2094 for the companion piece, Mum and the Sothsegger.
Title(s): Richard the Redeless
Subjects: contemporary conditions; Richard II, deposition of; national policy, discussions of; alliterative unrhymed



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ll.4.14, ff. 107v-119v
First Lines:
And as I passid in my preiere þe prestis were at messe
in a blessid borugh þat bristow is named…
Last Lines:
…To be seruyd sekirly of þe same siluer
and some dradde dukis and do well ffor soke
Note: 857 lines; ends imperfectly after only 11 lines on f. 119v; then ff. 120-125 missing.
Editions:
Wright, Thomas. Alliterative Poem on the Deposition of Richard II. Camden Society o.s. 3 (1838): 1-30.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Political Poems and Songs relating to English History, composed during the period From the Accession of Edward III to that of Richard III. 2 vols. Rolls Series 14 (1859, 1861); repr. Kraus, 1965: 1.368-417.
Skeat, Walter William, ed. William Langland: The Vision of Piers Plowman. Vol. 3: Text C. EETS o.s. 54 (1873); repr. 1978: 469-503.
Skeat, Walter William, ed. Piers Plowman. Oxford: Clarendon, 1886: 1.603.
Day, Mabel, and Richard Steele, eds. Mum and the Sothsegger. EETS o.s. 199 (1936); repr. 1987.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 369-72.
Dean, James M., ed. Richard the Redeless and Mum and the Sothsegger. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2000.