The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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
Subjects: Harold, King
rhyme royal, seven-line —
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius B.XII
, f. 4
…to his regne came
& lieth buried In þe Abbey of
now for þis matter Above In wryttyng
beyng correctible Att
Itt ys nott fformyde by crafty baladising
to opyne who made
itt I desiste
Besechyng In fauour yow rederys to Assiste
condicion ye be or Astate
sithe of þe makyng knew nott poet
Note: Fragment. Folio number reflects the most recent foliation.
Reimer, Stephen R.
“A Fragment in Imitation of Lydgate’s ‘Verses on the Kings
Notes and Queries
45  (1998): 426-30: 428-9.