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IMEV 4128.8
NIMEV 4128.8
Whoso have any quarrel or plea
On a dispute over the mayoral election in Norwich in 1433 — seven irregular lines, or three long monorhyming lines
Note: See also 3677.
Subjects: Norwich; historical poems; justice
Versification: — irregular, three-line — aaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Norwich, Norfolk Record Office Case 17, shelf b, f. 96v
Transcription:
Who so haue eny quarell or plee
in the Gildhall att Norwich
be it fals or trew
but if he be withholde John Querdeling John
Hauke Nicholas Waleys John Bylagh
John Mey sore schall hym rewe
for they will rewle all the Court with there lawis newe
Note: Hamer (1995) writes ‘poem not found’; Robbins (1975), 1713, lists as Norwich City Book of Pleas, f. 72; by old foliation it is on f. lxxiii verso.
Editions:
Hudson, William, ed. Records of the City of Norwich. 2 vols. Norwich: Jarrold, 1906; repr. 1977: 1.334.
Liebermann, F. “Politische Reimerie, 1433.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 126 (1911): 185: 185.