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IMEV 4280
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Young men of Waterford learneth now to play
Warning to the young men of Waterford — one 9-line stanza
Note: Probably first stanza of longer poem
Subjects: Waterford (Ireland); warnings
Versification: — nine-line — aaaabcccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Lansdowne 418, f. 93
First Lines:
Yung men of Waterford lernith now to plei
For ȝur mere is plowis i lad beth a wey…
Last Lines:
…That of goth ȝur hede
Now hi walkith &c
Note: Early seventeenth-century transcript from the missing part of London, British Library Harley 913. Folio number reflects the most recent foliation.
Attributed Title: There is in this book a longe Discourse in meter, putting the youth of Waterford in mind of harme taken by the Povers, and wishing them to beware for þe time to come. I have written out þe first staffe only (f. 93)
Editions:
Heuser, Wilhelm. Die Kildare-Gedichte… Bonner Beiträge zur Anglistik 14. Bonn: P. Hanstein, 1904: 11.
Seymour, St. John Delincourt. Anglo-Irish Literature, 1200-1582. Cambridge: at the UP, 1929; and several repr: 88.
Wilson, Richard Middlewood. “More Lost Literature in Old and Middle English.” Leeds Studies in English 5 (1936): 1-49: 46.
Wilson, Richard Middlewood. The Lost Literature of Medieval England. London: Methuen, 1952: 205.