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DIMEV 6621.6
IMEV 4235
NIMEV 4235
Whoso maked of a clerk earl [Wos maket of a clerc hurle]
Of the evils of the times, including having a child king (Edward II?) — two couplets
Note: Formerly 6157.
Subjects: evils of the times; Edward II; political poems
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.1.1, f. 489vb
Transcription:
Wos maket of a clerc hurle
And prelat of a cheurle
And of a child maked king
Þanne is þe londe vndirling
Note: Preceded by four French lines of similar content.
Editions:
Sternberg, R. “Ueber eine versificirte mittelenglische Chronik.” Englische Studien 18 (1893): 356-408: 11.
Zettl, Ewald, ed. An Anonymous Short English Metrical Chronicle. EETS o.s. 196 (1935); repr. 1971: 107.
Meyer, Paul. “Les Manuscrits français de Cambridge: II. Bibliothèque de l’universite.” Romania 15 (1886): 236-357: 338.
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “Middle English Poems of Protest.” Anglia 78 (1960): 193-203: 193.