Thomas Deloney


A song in praise of a single life (‘Some do write of bloudy warres’)

First published in The Garland of Good Will (London, 1596?. The earliest known extant edition [exemplum at Yale] is London, 1628). Mann, pp. 328-30.

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Copy in: A quarto volume of songs and ballads, in double columns, ii + 26 leaves, some imperfect or excised. c.1580-1600.

Owned c.1600 by Thomas and William Wagstaffe.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 185, f. 22v.