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Madame Catherine because that I and ye
‘The speche of saynt Vrsula’ at the pageant celebrating the marriage of Prince Arthur and Princess Catharine — four stanzas rhyme royal
Title(s): ‘The speche of saynt Vrsula’
Subjects: Ursula, saint; Arthur, prince of Wales; Catherine of Aragon; pageant verses; occasional verse
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Vitellius A.XVI, f. 185
First Lines:
Madame kateryne because that I & ye
Be comyn of noble blood of this land…
Last Lines:
…Nature shall move vs to love alwey
as two comyn out of one Cuntrey
Note: Scribal error, ‘ye & I’ in first line crossed through (f. 185)
Attributed Title: The spech of Saynt vrsula (f. 185)