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When lordship failleth
The Five Dogs of London — five quatrains each with a proverbial couplet heading, and concluding couplet
Note: Formerly listed by first line of first quatrain as 2262.3; for similar content, see 6299.
Subjects: The Five Dogs of London; historical poems; evils of the times; Richard III, as duke of York, attack on; dogs
Versification: — four-line, two-line — abab, aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 516, f. 22v
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “The Five Dogs of London.” PMLA 71 (1956): 264-8: 266-8.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 189-90.