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DIMEV 5749
IMEV 3639.5
NIMEV TM 1669
This silver plate and rich array
Verses asserting that worldly pomp is unnecessary — one cross-rhymed quatrain
Subjects: vanity, against worldly
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Durham, Durham University Library Cosin V.iii.9, f. 61v
Transcription:
This silver plate and riche araye
Of purple hewe dothe monderus well
ffor desguising in a stage playe
Over lyff nedethe them not a dele
Note: Added to lower margin.
Facsimiles:
Burrow, John, and A. I. Doyle, eds. Thomas Hoccleve: A Facsimile of the Autograph Verse Manuscripts. EETS s.s. 19 (2002).
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Hoccleve’s Works: The Minor Poems. vol. 1. EETS e.s. 61 (1892); repr. with Gollancz (1925) 73; rev. J. Mitchell and A. Ian Doyle, 1970: 192.