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DIMEV 5983
NIMEV 3758.22
To his reign came
Verses on the reign and death of King Harold (acephalous) — last two lines of a rhyme royal stanza plus one complete stanza
Note: Cf. 5731.
Subjects: Harold, King
Versification: — rhyme royal, seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius B.XII, f. 4
Transcription:
…to his regne came
& lieth buried In þe Abbey of Walthom
now for þis matter Above In wryttyng
beyng correctible Att your liste
Itt ys nott fformyde by crafty baladising
to opyne who made itt I desiste
Besechyng In fauour yow rederys to Assiste
of whatt condicion ye be or Astate
sithe of þe makyng knew nott poet lidgate
Note: Fragment. Folio number reflects the most recent foliation.
Editions:
Reimer, Stephen R. “A Fragment in Imitation of Lydgate’s ‘Verses on the Kings of England’.” Notes and Queries 45 [243] (1998): 426-30: 428-9.