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There is a bush that is foregrow
Sarcastic verses against King Richard’s Ministers — fifteen six-line stanzas (aabccb)
Subjects: historical poems; allegories; Richard II
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Stafford, Staffordshire Record Office Bagot D1721/3/186 [olim Deritend House]
First Lines:
Þer is a busch þat is forgrowe
Crop hit well & hold hit lowe
or ellis hit wolle be wilde…
Last Lines:
…Our lene bestes to have reste
In place þat hem lyketh
þat were in point to spylle
Editions:
Hamper, William. “Sarcastic Verses, written by an Adherent to the House of Lancaster, in the last year of the Reign of Richard the Second, A.D. 1399.” Archaelogia 21 (1827): 88-91: 89-91.
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: 1.363-6.