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And save this flower which is our king
A song for victory in France, A.D. 1492 — five irregular quatrains and burden: ‘Te Rosse wolle into frawnse spryng / Almythy god hym thyder bryng’
Subjects: France, war in (1492); historical verse; occasional verse
Versification: — four-line — irregular



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Domitianus XVIII, f. 248v
First Lines:
And save thys flowere wyche ys owre kyng
Wyche ys callyd a nobyll thyng…
Last Lines:
…Swet setn Iorge owr ladys knyte
Save kyng hary bothe be day & nyȝth
Editions:
Rimbault, Edward Francis. A Little Book of Songs and Ballads. London: J. R. Smith, 1851.
Flügel, Ewald, ed. Neuenglisches Lesebuch. 1 Bd. Halle: Niemayer, 1895: 160-1.
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “A Song of Victory in France (1492).” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 55 (1954): 289-93: 293.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 96.