Alliterative Poem, on the Deposition of King Richard II Ricardi Maydiston de Concordia Inter Ric. II et Civitatem London

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ALLITERATIVE POEM
ON THE
DEPOSITION OF RICHARD II.

AND as I passid in my preiere ther prestis were at messe,
In a blessid borugh that Bristow is named,
In a temple of the trinite, the toune even amyddis,
That Cristis Chirche is cleped amonge the comune peple,
Sodeynly ther sourdid selcouthe thingis,
A grett wondir to wyse men, as it well myƷth,
And dowtes ffor to deme, ffor drede comynge after.
So sore were the sawis of bothe two sidis,
Of Richard that regned so riche and so noble,
That wyle he werrid be west on the wilde Yrisshe,
Henrri was entrid on the est half,
Whom all the londe loved in lengthe and in brede,
And rosse with him rapely to riƷtyn his wronge,
Ffor he shullde hem serve of the same after.
Thus tales me troblid, ffor they trewe where,

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  • Title Page i
  • Council of the Camden Society iii
  • Preface v
  • Alliterative Poem on the Deposition of Richard II 1
  • Richardi Maydiston de Concordia Inter Regem Ric. Ii. et Civitatem London 31
  • Notes 53
  • Glossary 60
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