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What should I say sith Faith is dead
‘Trouth is exiled in whomanhede’ — one couplet
Note: Variation of stanza 1 of a poem by Wyatt, ed. Muir and Thomson (1969), No. 143.
Title(s): ‘Trouth is exiled in whomanhede’
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 39 (SC 6919), end cover
Transcription:
What shuld I say sithe faith is ded
And truth is exiled in whomanhed
Editions:
Seaton, Ethel. Sir Richard Roos, c. 1410-1482: Lancastrian Poet. London: R. Hart-Davis, 1961: 486.
Lauritis, Joseph Aloysius, ed. A Critical Edition ofJohn Lydgate’s Life of Our Lady. Duquesne Studies, Philological Series 2. Pittsburgh: Duquesne University, 1961; orig. ed. diss. University Pennsylvania 1951 (Ralph Albert Klinefelter); 1952 (Vernon F. Gallagher), 1958 (Lauritis), in 3 vols: 40.