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The bishop Scrope that was so wise
Carol on the death of Archbishop Scrope — four quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Hay hay hay hay / Thynke on whitson monday’
Subjects: Scrope, Richard le, archbishop of York; carols, political; political poems
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.4.20 (652), f. 71
First Lines:
The bysshop Scrope that was so wyse
nowe is he dede and lowe he lyse…
Last Lines:
…to hevyns blys that lastys ay
Hay hay hay hay
thynke on Whitsonmonday
Editions:
James, Montague Rhodes. Catalogue of the Western Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge. 4 vols. Cambridge: at the UP, 1900-1904: 1.148 (st. 1 only).
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Hymns to the Virgin and Christ…and other religious poems. EETS o.s. 24 (1867); repr. 1973: 128.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 288-9; 1977, 257.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 90.