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Whereas that this land want was for to be
Thomas Hoccleve, On Richard II’s burial at Westminster (1399) — six 8-line stanzas (with same three rhymes throughout)
Author(s): Thomas Hoccleve
Subjects: Richard II, burial of; historical poems; commemorative verse
Versification: — eight-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 111 [olim Phillipps 8151], f. 31v-32
First Lines:
Wher as þat this land wont was for to be
Of sad byleeue & constant vnion…
Last Lines:
…Enspire hem þat no longer they foleie
To fathes path hem lede thy pitee Amen
Note: Scribe Thomas Hoccleve.
Facsimiles:
Burrow, John, and A. I. Doyle, eds. Thomas Hoccleve: A Facsimile of the Autograph Verse Manuscripts. EETS s.s. 19 (2002).
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Hoccleve’s Works: The Minor Poems. vol. 1. EETS e.s. 61 (1892); repr. with Gollancz (1925) 73; rev. J. Mitchell and A. Ian Doyle, 1970: 47-9.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 106-8.