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By granting charters of peace
On the decay of the English language in Ireland — one 6-line stanza in the Albus liber Scacarii, Dublin
Subjects: Ireland; English language
Versification: — six-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library Carew 617, p. 35
Transcription:
By granting charters of peace
To false English without lease
This land shallbe much vndoo

But Goshpride and alserage[?]
And loosinge of our language
Haue mickle holpe thertoo
Note: Seventeenth-century copy of early fifteenth-century accounts.
Editions:
Brewer, J. S., and William Bullen, eds. Calendar of the Carew Manuscripts Preserved in the Archiepiscopal Library at Lambeth. 6 vols. Public Record Office Texts and Calendars. London: 1867-73: 5.452.
Seymour, St. John Delincourt. Anglo-Irish Literature, 1200-1582. Cambridge: at the UP, 1929; and several repr: 99.
Morley, Henry, ed. Sir J. Davys, A Discovery of the True Reasons, …. Carisbrook Library 1. London, 1890: 213.