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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
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 111 [olim Phillipps 8151]
, f. 31v
Wher as þat this land wont was for to be
Of sad byleeue &
…Enspire hem þat no longer they foleie
To fathes path hem
lede thy pitee Amen
Note: Scribe Thomas Hoccleve.
Burrow, John, and A. I. Doyle, eds.
Thomas Hoccleve: A Facsimile of the Autograph Verse
s.s. 19 (2002).
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,
Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries.
New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 106-8.