The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Listen friends and hold you still
‘Wyfe lapped in a Morrelles Skin’ — in 8-line
Title(s): ‘Wyfe lapped in a Morrelles Skin’
Subjects: legends; women, against
A Merry Ieste of a Shrewde and Curste Wyfe
, H. Jackson, [1580?] , sigs. a.2-f.4
Lysten friendes and holde you still
Abide a while and dwell
mery Iest tell you I will
And how that it befell…
…Because she was of a shrewde leere
Thus was she serued in this
Note: Huntington; R. B. 59203.
Attributed Author: finis quoth Mayster Charmeher (sig. f.4)
Attributed Title: HERE begynneth a merry Ieste of a shrewde and curste Wyfe lapped in
Morelles Skin for her good behauyour (sig. a.1)
Hazlitt, William Carew.
Remains of the Early Popular Poetry of England.
London: J. R. Smith, 1864-6: 4.180-226.