SEARCH RECORDS
SEARCH MSS
PRINTED BOOKS
INSCRIPTIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
GLOSSARY
DIMEV HOME
The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
DIMEV 6841
IMEV 4261
NIMEV 4261
Ye that have the king to demean
A warning to King Henry VI — ten 6-line stanzas
Subjects: warnings; advice, to princes; Henry VI; political poems
Versification: — six-line — aab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Rolls II 23, a roll
First Lines:
Ye that haue the kyng to demene
And ffrauncheses gif theym ageyne…
Last Lines:
…That traitoure shall provid
More Reson can not be mevid
þere shall hit be made good
Editions:
Ritson, Joseph, ed. Ancient Songs from the Time of King Henry the Third to the Revolution. London, 1790. Further editions as Ritson, Joseph, ed. Ancient Songs and Ballads from the Reign of King Henry the Second to the Revolution. 2 vols. London, 1829; re-ed. William Carew Hazlitt London, 1877: 63.
Bentley, Samuel. Excerpta Historica, or, Illustrations of English History. London: Bentley, 1831; repr. 1833: 360-1.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Political Poems and Songs relating to English History, composed during the period From the Accession of Edward III to that of Richard III. 2 vols. Rolls Series 14 (1859, 1861); repr. Kraus, 1965: 2.229-31.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 203-5.