Speed well the plough

Then cometh clerkys of Oxford and make their mone, For their school here they must have money, Then cometh the tipped-staves for the Marshalse, And saye they have prisoners mo than inough; Then cometh the mynstrellis to make us gle — ‘I praye to God, spede wele the plough.’ (from a medieval rhyme) In fact,…

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