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Booth beware bishop though thou be
On Bishop Booth — 119 lines in rhyme royal stanzas
Title(s): On Bishop Booth
Subjects: Booth, William, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, 1447-52, tr. York 1452-64.
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Rolls II 23, roll
First Lines:
Booth be ware bisshoppe though þu be
Sith that Symon hym selff set þe in thy sete…
Last Lines:
…Youre labour for lucere is playnly aspied
God for his mercy all this reume gyde
Editions:
Bentley, Samuel. Excerpta Historica, or, Illustrations of English History. London: Bentley, 1831; repr. 1833: 357-60.
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: 2.225-9.
Collier, John Payne, ed. Trevelyan Papers prior to A.D. 1558. Camden Society o.s. 67 (1857): 68.