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A man that hath little to doon
Generides (Version A) — 10086 lines in couplets
Note: For a version in 7-line stanzas and early prints, see 2557.
Title(s): Generides
Subjects: romances
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: New York, Pierpont Morgan Library M876 [olim Helmingham Hall], ff. 103va-152va
First Lines:
[A] man that hath litel to doone
Werk he may make him soone…
Last Lines:
…Eternallie there to be
Seith Amen al for charitie
Attributed Title: [H]Ere begynneth a royal historie of the excellent knight Generides king Aufrens son king of Ynde… (f. 103); beginning of ‘Here endeth’ on f. 152va, but rest destroyed
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. A Royal Historie of the Excellent Knight Generides. Roxburghe Club 85. Hertford: S. Austin, 1865.