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But we hope we shall the thee a privy thing
Mocking imprecation at conclusion of a letter from Lord Grey de Ruthyn to
Griffith ap David ap Griffith, A.D. 1400 — seven monorhyming lines
Author(s): Reynold, lord Grey of Ruthin (1388-1440)
Subjects: letters; satire
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Cleopatra F.III
, f. 102v
But we hoepe we shall do þe a pryue thynge
A Roope a Ladder and a
Heighe on Gallowes for to henge
And þus shall be your
And he þat made þe be þer to helpynge
And we on
our behalf shall be well willynge
ffor þy lettre is
Note: Folio number reflects the most recent foliation. Written as
Hingeston, Francis Charles,
Royal and Historical Letters during the Reign of Henry the Fourth, King
of England and of France, and Lord of Ireland.
18 (1860; repr. Kraus, 1966): xxiii, 38.
Royal Visits and Progresses to Wales.
Chester, 1850: 221.