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The Root is dead the Swan is gone
On the popular discontent at the disasters in France 1449 — nine quatrains
Subjects: France, war in (1449); historical poems
Versification: — four-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Rolls II 23
Editions:
Bentley, Samuel. Excerpta Historica, or, Illustrations of English History. London: Bentley, 1831; repr. 1833: 160-2.
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: 221-3.
Gairdner, James, ed. The Paston Letters. 6 vols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1904; repr. Alan Sutton, 1986: 4.lxxvii-iii.
Nicolas, Nicholas Harris, ed. Proceedings and Ordinances of the Privy Council of England. 7 vols. London: Record Commission, 1834-37: 6.xxiv.
Collier, John Payne, ed. Trevelyan Papers prior to A.D. 1558. Camden Society o.s. 67 (1857): 68.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 201-3.