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To read strange news desires many
Sixteenth-century envoy to Piers Plowman (1459) — one stanza rhyme royal
Versification: — seven-line — rhyme royal



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 201/107, f. 120v
Transcription:
To read strange newes desires many
Whiche at my hand they cannot have
ffor here is but antiquitie
Even like as thold booke gave
Take in good part & not deprave
The plowmans rede gentle reader
Lo this is all that I requyar