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The rose both white and red
John Skelton, ‘A lawde…for our souereigne Lord the Kyng [Henry VIII]’, possibly by Skelton — eight stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): John Skelton (?)
Title(s): ‘A lawde…for our souereigne Lord the Kyng’
Subjects: Henry VIII, praise of; Henry VIII, coronation of; occasional verse; political poems
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London (Kew), Public Record Office E 36/228 [formerly Treasury Receipt of Exchequer B 2 8], pp. 67-69
First Lines:
The Rose both white and rede
In one Rose now dothe grow…
Last Lines:
…And Martis lusty Knight
God saue him in his right
Editions:
Dyce, Alexander, ed. The Poetical Works of John Skelton. 2 vols. London: T. Rodd, 1843: 1.ix-xi.
Dyce, Alexander, and Izaak Walton, eds. The Poetical Works of Skelton and Donne. Boston: Houghton, Osgood, 1879: 2.340-42.
Stopes, C. C. “A Laureate Poem by Skelton.” The Athenaeum ** (London, May 2, 1914): 1.625: 625.
Henderson, Phillip. The Complete Poems of John Skelton, laureate. London: J. M. Dent, 1931; further eds. 1948, 1959: 25-6; 1948, 1959, 131-2.