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DIMEV 5168
NIMEV 3291.33
That periwinkle had encumbered our town
‘The Briar and the Periwinkle’, a partisan political carol from a rent-roll of Ashford, Kent — four 8-line stanzas (abababcd) and 4-line burden: ‘Man of mightt þat al hed ydyght / An knowys heuery wronge / Into de blysse dow ws wysse / Dow spedys yn owre songe’
Title(s): ‘The Briar and the Periwinkle’
Subjects: carols, political; political verse; Kent; Fogge, sir John, of Repton, Ashford, Kent
Versification: — eight-line — abababcd



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Maidstone, Kent, County Archives Office, K.A.O. U 182 Z1 (a rent roll), verso
First Lines:
Det peruynkkle hed ykowmbyrght owere town
Tyl vs het ybent hys boghe…
Last Lines:
… Kyng of Blysse de brere de wysse
An al hys rotes stronge
Editions:
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977 (see also Greene (1935)): 257.