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Christ crowned king that on the cross diedest
The Crowned King, on the Art of Governing — 144 alliterative lines
Title(s): The Crowned King
Subjects: political poems
Versification: — alliteration



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 95 (SC 21669), ff. 4-6
First Lines:
Crist crowned kyng that on cros didest
And art comfort of all care þow kyng go out of cours…
Last Lines:
…And of his high grace graunte vnto vs alle
Prosperite and pees pursue we therafter
Editions:
Percy, Thomas. Reliques of Ancient English Poetry. 3 vols. London: J. Dodsley, 1765, and subsequent editions: 2.285 (vv. 1-27 only; ed. 1794).
Skeat, Walter William, ed. William Langland: The Vision of Piers Plowman. Vol. 3: Text C. EETS o.s. 54 (1873); repr. 1978: 524-9.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 227-32.