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By true record of the Doctor Bede
John Lydgate, Verses on Cambridge — fourteen rhyme royal stanzas
Author(s): John Lydgate
Subjects: Cambridge
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Mm.1.35, p. 249a-249v
First Lines:
By trew recorde of the Doctor Bede
that some tyme wrotte so mikle with his hand…
Last Lines:
…Five hundreth yere thirtie & eke nyne
In this matter ye gett no more of me
For which by recorde all clarks seyne the same
Of heresie Cambridge bare never blame
Note: Written by post-medieval hand (eighteenth-century, Thomas Baker).
Attributed Author: Johannes Lidgatus (top p. 249)
Editions:
Stubbs, Charles W. The Story of Cambridge. London: J. M. Dent & Co., 1905: 2-3.
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. II: Secular Poems. EETS o.s. 192 (1934); repr. 1961: 652-5.
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 367, f. 88ra-88rb
First Lines:
By trewe recorde of the doctor Bede
that some tyme wrotte so myckle with his hande…
Last Lines:
…for which By recorde all Clerkes seyne the same
of heresie Cambridge borie[?] never blame
Note: Written by the hand of John Stow, on a separate leaf tipped into the volume, once folded across the middle, with verso blank except scribbles