The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
When lordship failleth
The Five Dogs of London — five quatrains each with a proverbial couplet
heading, and concluding couplet
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
four-line, two-line —
1.Source: Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 516
, f. 22v
Robbins, Rossell Hope.
“The Five Dogs of London.”
71 (1956): 264-8: 266-8.
Robbins, Rossell Hope,
Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries.
New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 189-90.