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Selected Works of John Skelton

An Elegy on the Death of Henry Percy,
Fourth Earl of Northumberland (1489)


Poems from Agaynste a Comely Coystrowne
and Dyuers Balettys and Dyties Solacyous

Vppon a deedman's hed [original spelling]
Upon a Dead Man's Head [modernized &glossed]
“ Womanhood, wanton, ye want”

“My darling dear, my daisy flower” [With Lullay, Lullay, Like A Child]
“The ancient acquaintance, madam, between us twain”
“Knowledge, acquaintance, resort, favour with grace”
Cuncta licet cecidisse putas discrimina rerum
“Though ye suppose all jeperdys ar paste”
“Go, piteous heart”

The Bowge of Courte

Complete - Luminarium Editions

Colin Cloute

Complete - Luminarium Editions

Phyllyp Sparowe

Introduction - Cambridge History, &c.
lines 1-146
lines 386-431
lines 998-1260

The Tunnyng of Elynour Rummyng

Complete - Luminarium Editions


Complete - Google Books
Complete - R. Siemens

A ballade of the Scottysshe Kynge

Complete - Luminarium Editions

Lyrics from The Garlande of Laurell

To Mistress Margery Wentworth
To Mistress Isabel Pennell
To Mistress Margaret Hussey

Speke, Parrot

Introduction - Cambridge History, &c.

Why Come ye nat to Courte?

ll. 287-756. - Google Books


Manerly Margery Mylk and Ale
A prayer to the Father of heaven
Why were ye Calliope embrawdered with letters of golde?
Arectyng my syght
A lawde and prayse
How the Douty Duke of Albany, &c.

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Field of the Cloth of Gold, 1520
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Images of London:
London in the time of Henry VII. MS. Roy. 16 F. ii.
London, 1510, the earliest view in print
Map of England from Saxton's Descriptio Angliae, 1579
Location Map of Elizabethan London
Plan of the Bankside, Southwark, in Shakespeare's time
Detail of Norden's Map of the Bankside, 1593
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