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Awake lords awake and take good heed
On the Policy of the Yorkish Lords (c. 1460) — twenty-four couplets
Note: See 6279 for a Lancastrian version of the same events
Subjects: political poems; Yorkist lords
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 432, ff. 69v-70
First Lines:
Awake lordes awake & take goode hede
ffor som þat speke ful fayre þei wolde your evil spede…
Last Lines:
…With al oþer lordes trewe to youre assent
Her sheld be euer god omnipotent
Attributed Title: On the policy to be observed by the Yorkists (added by modern hand, f. 69v)
Editions:
Madden, Frederick. “Political Poems of the Reigns of Henry VI and Edwrd IV.” Archaeologia 29 (1842): 318-47: 340-2.
Brotanek, Rudolph. Mittelenglische Dichtungen aus der Handschrift 432 des Trinity College in Dublin. Halle: Niemeyer, 1940: 128-9.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 206-7.