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What man lieth here say me Sir Friar
‘This Dialogue betwix a Secular asking and a Frere answeryng…shewith the Iyneal descent of the lordis of the honoure of Clare…unto 1456’ — eighteen stanzas rhyme royal with tr. into Latin hexameters
Subjects: dialogues; Clare, honor of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, College of Arms, Arundel, schedule 3, number 16 [formerly box 21, no. 16]
Note: See Heralds’ Commemorative Exhibition 1484-1934, Catalogue 1938, p. 37 and plate 42.
Editions:
Dugdale, Sir William. Monasticon Anglicanum. London: Hodgkinsonne, 1655; rev. eds. R. Dodsworth, J. Stevens, etc: 8.1600 (ed. 1846).
Horstmann, Carl. Osbern Bokenams Legenden Heilbronn: Hennnger, 1883: 269 (repr. of Dugdale).
Weever, John. Ancient Funerall Monuments within the United Monarchie of Great Britaine. London: T. Harper, 1631 (STC 25223); repr. Amsterdam: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum; and NY: Walter Johnson, 1979: 472-7.