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DIMEV 5633
IMEV 3563.5
NIMEV TP 1904.5
Think and thank prelate of great price
Six ‘sotelties’ at the banquet for the elevation of John Morton to the Bishopric of Ely in A.D. 1479 — seven stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: Morton, John, bishop of Ely; occasional verse
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 782. Arnold, Richard, Arnold’s Chronicle, [Antwerp, van Berghen, 1503?] , fols. 91v-92
First Lines:
Think and thanke prelate of grete price
That it hath pleasid the habundant grace…
Last Lines:
…And ferthermore of your benignite
Domino deo nostro gratias agamus
And prayse his name with te deum laudamus
Attributed Title: “The seruyeys at stallacyon of the bysshop of ely morton” (from the calendar at the front of the book)
2.Source: STC 783. Arnold, Richard, Arnold’s Chronicle, [Southwark, Treveris, 1525?] Q4v-Q5
First Lines:
Thynke and thanke prelate of grete pryce
That it hath pleasid the habundance grace…
Last Lines:
…Domino deo nostro gracias agamus
And praise his name with te deum laudamus.
Attributed Title: “The seruyeys at stallacyon of the bysshop of ely morton” (from the calendar at the front of the book)
Editions:
Douce, Francis, ed. The Customs Of London, Otherwise Called Arnold’s Chronicle, Containing, Among Divers Other Matters, The Original Of The Celebrated Poem Of The Nut-Brown Maid, from the Antwerp, 1502 edition. London: Rivington & Co., 1811: 238-40.
Bentham, James. The History and Antiquities of the Conventual and Cathedral Church of Ely. Cambridge: at the UP, 1771; 2nd ed. 1812: App., 35.
Coulton, George Gordon. Life in the Middle Ages. Cambridge: at the UP, 1931, and New York: Macmillan, 1931: 3.150 (stanza 1 only).