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At the conclusion to his text, Metham reveals to his audience the reason he began the business of "ryming": "To comforte them that schuld falle in hevynes / For tyme onocupyid, qwan folk have lytyl to do, / On haly dayis to rede, me thynk yt best so" (2210-2212).
For those readers, he writes, "the qwyche be nowe onborne," who "qwan this lady ys pasyd, schal rede this story, / ...
Metham claims that "thys lady was, qwan I endytyd this story, / Floryschyng the sevyn and twenty yere of the sext Kyng Henry" (ibid., 2176-2177).