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DIMEV 5973
To England be thee right as ye may see
Verses appended to Hardyng’s Chronicle, on the title of Edward IV to Scotland — seven stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: Scotland; Edward IV, right of succession; chronicles, verse in
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 661, ff. 188v-189
First Lines:
To Engelonde haue ye Right as ye may see
By Brutus Cronycle Saxons and Normandes…
Last Lines:
…Make theyin all oone and passe furth where ye luste
To other londes ye nede noone other truste
Attributed Title: The Kynges Titles to all his londes briefly reported with a mocion to adyoyne Scotlande to Engelonde (f. 188v)
Editions:
Ellis, Sir Henry, ed. The Chronicle of John Hardyng. London: Rivington, 1812: 415-20.
2.Source: Cambridge MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, Eng. 1054, ff. 143v-144
First Lines:
To Englond be þe ryght as ye may se
By Brutus Cronicles Saxons and Normandes
To Wale the same and Scotland als parde
Who that the gifte and ryght vele vndyrstondes…
Last Lines:
…Make hem all on pas forth where ye lyste
To othyr londes þe nede none othir triste
Editions:
Peterson, Clifford. “John Harding and Geoffrey of Monmouth: Two Unrecorded Poems and a Manuscript.” Notes and Queries n.s. 27 [225] (1980): 202-4: 202-4.