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These women all
Satire on woman’s inconstancy — five six-line stanzas with disclaiming refrain: ‘But I will nott say so’
Subjects: women, satire directed against; satires
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 7578, ff. 100v-102v
First Lines:
These women all
both grete and small
Last Lines:
…the best may be amended
but I will not say so
Editions:
Ritson, Joseph, ed. Ancient Songs and Ballads from the Reign of King Henry the Second to the Revolution. 2 vols. London, 1877; first published 1790; ed. William Carew Hazlitt : 178.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever. The Oxford Book of Sixteenth Century Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932, and subsequent editions: 39.