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When pride is most in prize
On the Abuses of the Age — five lines (aaabb)
Subjects: abuses of the age
Versification: — five-line — aaabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal 17 B.XVII, f. 2v1
Transcription:
When pride is most in prise
And couertis most wyse
& lecherye moste in vse
Thout made rene
Þen scall england my…
Note: Damage to manuscript.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 8151, f. 200v1
Transcription:
Whene pryde is moste in prys
Ande couetyse moste wys
Ande luchery moste in vse þefe maade rene
þene schall englonde mys chewe
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Queene Elizabethes Achademy, etc. EETS e.s. 8 (1869); repr. 1973: 85.
3.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2578, f. 44v
Note: Variant in ‘-les’.
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Queene Elizabethes Achademy, etc. EETS e.s. 8 (1869); repr. 1973: 85.