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To Adam and Eve Christ gave the sovereignty
John Lydgate, Examples against Women — fifteen stanzas rhyme royal
Note: An extract from 1904: stanzas 1-4 same as I.519-60, 631-37; stanzas 10-15 same as I.6336, 6614-19, 6641-48.
Author(s): John Lydgate
Subjects: women, against
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 181 (SC 1782), ff. 8v-10
First Lines:
To Adam and Eve Crist gave the soueraigte
Of Paradice and domynacioun…
Last Lines:
…Some renne in riote of custome this is no faile
Suche woll disceyue there nature is so frayle
Note: At the end: ‘Explicit’
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. II: Secular Poems. EETS o.s. 192 (1934); repr. 1961: 442-5.