The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Early in a summerstide / I saw in London as I went
‘These Lettres XII shall save Mery Englond’, on the Yorkist Lords
— in quatrains
Title(s): These Lettres XII shall save Mery Englond
Subjects: Yorkist lords; political verse
1.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 306
, ff. 134-135
[E]rly in a somerstide
y sawe in london as y
…and after this life bryng you and me
vnto euer lasting joie
amen for charit
Note: 68 lines
Furnivall, Frederick James,
Political, Religious and Love Poems, from Lambeth MS. 306 and other
o.s. 15 (1866); repr. 1962; rev. ed. 1903: 1-3.
2.Source: Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 432
, ff. 72-73r
Yerly be þe morowe in a somer tyde
I saw in a strete in london
as I went…
…Hur entent & purpos may last & endure
plesaunce of god & þe welfare of vs all
Note: 72 lines.
Attributed Title: On the Yorkist Lords (added modern hand; f. 72)
Robbins, Rossell Hope,
Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries.
New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 218-21.