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The wheel of Fortune who can hold
‘Farewell the best that euer was borne’ — three stanzas rhyme royal
Title(s): ‘Farewell the best that euer was borne’
Subjects: Fortune, wheel of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal Appendix 58, ff. 50-50v
First Lines:
The whele of fortune who can hold
stablyschyd style yn one Degre…
Last Lines:
…Now hard to hold
now hard to fall
Ioyus over evyn
& sorow on the morne
[torn]best[?] þat euer was borne
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts, Besonders aus der Zeit Heinrichs VIII.” Anglia 12 (1889): 225-72, 585-97.