The Poetical Works of Skelton, Volume 1 (of 2)
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The Poetical Works of Skelton, Volume 1 (of 2)

By Alexander Dyce
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  • PREFACE.
    • A LAWDE AND PRAYSE MADE FOR OUR SOUEREIGNE LORD THE KYNG.[4]
    • CONTENTS OF VOLUME I.
    • CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.
    • SOME ACCOUNT OF SKELTON AND HIS WRITINGS.
    • APPENDIX I. MERIE TALES OF SKELTON (see Memoir, p. xxx.); AND NOTICES OF SKELTON FROM VARIOUS SOURCES.
      • Here begynneth certayne merye tales of Skelton, Poet Lauriat.
        • ¶ How Skelten came late home to Oxford from Abington. Tale i.
        • ¶ How Skelton drest the Kendallman in the sweat time. [Tale ii.]
        • ¶ Howe Skelton tolde the man that Chryst was very busye in the woodes with them that made fagots. Tale iii.
        • ¶ Howe the Welshman dyd desyre Skelton to ayde hym in hys sute to the kynge for a patent to sell drynke. The iiii. Tale.
        • ¶ Of Swanborne the knaue, that was buried vnder Saint Peters wall in Oxford. [Tale v.]
        • ¶ Howe Skelton was complayned on to the bishop of Norwich. Tale vi.
        • ¶ Howe Skelton, when hee came from the bishop, made a sermon. Tale vii.
        • ¶ How the fryer asked leaue of Skelton to preach at Dys, which Skelton wold not grant. Tale viii.
        • ¶ How Skelton handled the fryer that woulde needes lye with him in his inne. Tale ix.
        • ¶ Howe the cardynall desyred Skelton to make an epitaphe vpon his graue. Tale x.
        • ¶ Howe the hostler dyd byte Skeltons mare vnder the tale, for biting him by the arme. Tale xi.
        • ¶ Howe the cobler tolde maister Skelton, it is good sleeping in a whole skinne. Tale xii.
        • ¶ How Master Skeltons miller deceyued hym manye times by playinge the theefe, and howe he was pardoned by Master Skelton, after the stealinge awaye of a preest oute of his bed at midnight. Tale xiii.
        • ¶ How Skelton was in prison at the commaundement of the cardinall. [Tale xiv.]
        • ¶ Howe the vinteners wife put water into Skeltons wine. Tale xv.
        • ¶ Thus endeth the merie Tales of Maister Skelton, very pleasaunt for the recreacion of the minde.
      • NOTICES OF SKELTON FROM VARIOUS SOURCES.
    • APPENDIX II. LIST OF EDITIONS, &c.
      • PIECES ATTRIBUTED TO SKELTON.
      • MSS.
      • MSS. OF PIECES ATTRIBUTED TO SKELTON.
    • APPENDIX III. EXTRACTS FROM PIECES WHICH ARE WRITTEN IN, OR WHICH CONTAIN EXAMPLES OF, THE METRE CALLED SKELTONICAL.
      • EXAMPLES OF THE METRE CALLED SKELTONICAL.
  • POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN SKELTON.
    • OF THE DEATH[155] OF THE NOBLE PRINCE, KYNGE EDWARDE THE FORTH, PER SKELTONIDEM LAUREATUM.
    • POETA SKELTON[182] LAUREATUS LIBELLUM SUUM METRICE ALLOQUITUR.
    • SKELTON LAUREAT VPON THE DOULOUR[U]S DETHE AND MUCHE LAMENTABLE CHAUNCE OF THE MOST HONORABLE ERLE OF NORTHUMBERLANDE.
    • TETRASTICHON[211] SKELTON. LAUREATI AD MAGISTRUM RUKSHAW, SACRÆ THEOLOGIÆ EGREGIUM PROFESSOREM.
    • SKELTON LAUREATE[215] AGAYNSTE A comely coystrowne, that curyowsly chawntyd, and curryshly cowntred, and madly in hys musykkys mokkyshly made agaynste the ix Musys of polytyke poems and poettys matryculat.
    • CONTRA ALIUM CANTITANTEM ET ORGANISANTEM ASINUM, QUI IMPUGNABAT SKELTONIDA PIERIUM, SARCASMOS.
    • SKELTON LAUREAT, Vppon a deedmans hed, that was sent to hym from an honorable jentyllwoman for a token, deuysyd this gostly medytacyon in Englysh, couenable in sentence, comendable, lamentable, lacrymable, profytable for the soule.
    • Here folowythe dyuers Balettys[225] and Dyties solacyous, deuysyd by Master Skelton, Laureat.
    • MANERLY MARGERY[230] MYLK AND ALE.
    • HERE BEGYNNETH A LYTELL TREATYSE, NAMED THE BOWGE OF COURTE.[232]
    • HERE AFTER[335] FOLOWETH THE BOKE OF PHYLLYP SPAROWE, COMPYLED BY MAYSTER SKELTON, POETE LAUREATE.
    • HERE AFTER FOLOWETH[474] THE BOOKE CALLED ELYNOUR RUMMYNGE. THE TUNNYNG OF ELYNOUR RUMMYNG PER SKELTON LAUREAT.
      • LAUREATI SKELTONIDIS IN DESPECTU MALIGNANTIUM DISTICHON.
    • POEMS AGAINST GARNESCHE.
      • SKELTON LAURIATE[544] DEFEND[ER] AGENST M[ASTER] GARNESCHE CHALENGER, ET CETERA.
      • SKELTON LAURYATE DEFENDER AGENST M[ASTER] GARNESCHE CHALANGAR, WITH GRESY, GORBELYD GODFREY [ET] CETERA.
      • SKELTON LAWRYATE DEFENDER AGENYST LUSTY GARNYCHE WELLE BE SEYN CRYSTEOUYR CHALANNGER, ET CETERA.
      • DONUM LAUREATI DISTICHON CONTRA GOLIARDUM GARNISHE ET SCRIBAM EJUS.
      • SKELTON LAUREATE DEFENDAR AGEINST LUSTY GARNYSHE WELL BESEEN CRYSTOFER CHALANGAR, ET CETERA.
    • SKELTON LAVREATE, ORATORIS REGIS TERTIUS,[571] AGAINST VENEMOUS TONGUES[572] ENPOYSONED WITH SCLAUNDER AND FALSE DETRACTIONS, &c.
    • PRAYER TO THE FATHER OF HEAUEN.
    • TO THE SECONDE PARSON.
    • TO THE HOLY GOOSTE.
    • THE MANER OF THE WORLD NOW A DAYES.[601]
    • HERE AFTER FOLOWETH THE BOKE ENTYTULED WARE THE HAUKE,[604] PER SKELTON, LAUREAT.
    • SKELTONIS APOSTROPHAT AD DIVUM JOHANNEM DECOLLATUM, IN CUJUS PROFESTO FIEBAT HOC AUCUPIUM.
      • IDEM[644] DE LIBERA DICACITATE POETICA IN EXTOLLENDA PROBITATE, ET IN PERFRICANDA IGNOBILITATE.
      • EPITHAPHE.[646]
      • A DEUOUTE TRENTALE FOR OLD JOHN CLARKE, SOMETYME THE HOLY PATRIARKE OF DIS.
    • LAMENTATIO URBIS NORVICEN.
    • IN BEDEL, QUONDAM BELIAL INCARNATUM, DEVOTUM EPITAPHIUM.
    • ORATOR[682] REGIUS SKELTONIS[683] LAUREATUS IN SINGULARE MERITISSIMUMQUE PRÆCONIUM NOBILISSIMI PRINCIPIS HENRICI SEPTIMI, NUPER STRENUISSIMI REGIS ANGLIÆ, HOC EPITAPHIUM EDIDIT, AD SINCERAM CONTEMPLATIONEM REVERENDI IN CHRISTO PATRIS AC DOMINI, DOMINI JOHANNIS ISLIPPÆ[684] ABBATIS WESTMONASTERIENSIS[685] OPTIME MERITI, ANNO DOMINI MDXII. PRIDIE DIVI[686] ANDREÆ APOSTOLI, &c.
    • EULOGIUM PRO SUORUM TEMPORUM CONDITIONE, TANTIS PRINCIPIBUS NON INDIGNUM, PER SKELTONIDA LAUREATUM, ORATOREM REGIUM.
    • TETRASTICHON VERITATIS.
    • SKELTON LAUREATE AGAINST THE SCOTTES.[699]
    • VNTO DIUERS PEOPLE THAT REMORD THIS[724] RYMYNGE AGAYNST THE SCOT JEMMY.
    • CHORUS DE DIS[730] CONTRA SCOTTOS[731] CUM OMNI PROCESSIONALI FESTIVITATE SOLEMNISAVIT HOC EPITOMA XXII DIE SEPTEMBRIS, &c.
    • CHORUS DE DIS, &C. SUPER TRIUMPHALI VICTORIA CONTRA GALLOS, &C. CANTAVIT SOLEMNITER HOC ELOGIUM IN PROFESTO DIVI JOHANNIS AD DECOLLATIONEM.
    • VILITISSIMUS[738] SCOTUS DUNDAS ALLEGAT CAUDAS CONTRA ANGLIGENAS.
    • ELEGIA[746] IN SERENISSIMÆ PRINCIPIS ET DOMINÆ, DOMINÆ MARGARETÆ NUPER COMITISSÆ DE DERBY, STRENUISSIMI REGIS HENRICI SEPTIMI MATRIS, FUNEBRE MINISTERIUM, PER SKELTONIDA LAUREATUM, OBATOREM REGIUM, XVI. DIE[747] MENSIS AUGUSTI, ANNO SALUTIS MDXVI.
    • Why were ye[757] Calliope embrawdred with letters of golde?
      • SKELTON LAUREATE, ORATO. REG. MAKETH THIS AUNSWERE, &C.
    • LATINUM CARMEN SEQUITUR.
      • RESPONSIO EJUSDEM VATIS.
    • THE BOKE OF THREE FOOLES,[759] M. SKELTON, POETE LAUREATE, GAUE TO MY LORD CARDYNALL.
      • OF ENUYE, THE SECONDE FOOLE.
      • OF THE VOLUPTUOUSNES CORPORALL, THE THIRD FOOLE.
    • A REPLYCACION AGAYNST CERTAYNE YONG SCOLERS ABIURED OF LATE, &c.
    • MAGNYFYCENCE, A GOODLY INTERLUDE AND A MERY, DEUYSED AND MADE BY MAYSTER SKELTON, POET LAUREATE.[779]
      • MAGNYFYCENCE.
    • COLYN CLOUTE.[875] HERE AFTER FOLOWETH A LITEL BOKE CALLED COLYN CLOUTE, COMPYLED BY MAYSTER SKELTON, POETE LAUREATE.
    • A RYGHT DELECTABLE TRATYSE VPON A GOODLY GARLANDE OR CHAPELET OF LAURELL,[1458] BY MAYSTER SKELTON, POETE LAUREAT, STUDYOUSLY DYUYSED AT SHERYFHOTTON CASTELL, IN THE FORESTE OF GALTRES, WHEREIN AR COMPRYSYDE MANY AND DYUERS SOLACYONS AND RYGHT PREGNANT ALLECTYUES OF SYNGULAR PLEASURE, AS MORE AT LARGE IT DOTH APERE IN THE PROCES FOLOWYNGE.
    • ADMONET SKELTONIS OMNES ARBORES[1870] DARE LOCUM VIRIDI LAURO JUXTA GENUS SUUM.
    • EN PARLAMENT A PARIS.
    • OUT OF FRENSHE INTO LATYN.
    • OWT OF LATYNE INTO ENGLYSSHE.
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