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Far in sea by west Spain
The Land of Cokaygne — ninety-five couplets
Title(s): The Land of Cokaygne
Subjects: monks, criticism/satire of; fabliaux; satire
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 913, ff. 3-6v
First Lines:
Fur in sea bi west spaygne
Is alond ihote cokayne…
Last Lines:
…Prey we god so mote hit be
Amen pur seint charite
Editions:
Hickes, George. Linguarum Veterum Septentrionalium Thesaurus Grammatico-Criticus et Archaeologicus. Oxford, 1705: 1.231.
Ellis, George, ed. Specimens of the Early English Poets. London: Edwards, 1790; 3 vols, 1801; 5th ed., London: Washburne, 1845; rev. ed., 1 vol., 1863: 1.82.
Furnivall, Frederick James. Early English Poems and Lives of Saints. Transactions of the London Philological Society 1858; Pt. 2, Berlin, 1862: 156.
Wright, Thomas, ed. “The English Poem of Cocaygne.” In Altdeutsche Blätter. Moriz Haupt, and August Heinrich Hoffmann, eds. 2 vols. Leipzig: Brockhaus, 1836, 1840: 1.396-401: 1.396-400.
Mätzner, Edouard Adolf Ferdinand. Altenglische Sprachproben, I: Poesie. Berlin: Wiedmann, 1867: 1.147.
Morley, Henry, ed. Shorter English Poems. London, NY: Cassell, Petter, Galpin, 1876: 18-23.
Cook, Albert Stanburrough. A Literary Middle English Reader. Boston and New York: Ginn, 1915: 368-72 (120 lines only).
Haupt, Moriz, and August Heinrich Hoffmann, eds. Altdeutsche Blätter. 2 vols. Leipzig: Brockhaus, 1836, 1840: 1.396-401: 1.396.
Heuser, Wilhelm. Die Kildare-Gedichte… Bonner Beiträge zur Anglistik 14. Bonn: P. Hanstein, 1904: 145-50.
Kuriyagawa, Fumio. Eigo Seinen : nos. 5-8 (with Japanese tr.).
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 121-71.
Bennett, Jack Arthur Walter, and G. V. Smithers, eds. Early Middle English Verse and Prose. Oxford: Clarendon, 1966: 138-44.
Haskell, Ann Sullivan, ed. A Middle English Anthology. Garden City, NY: Anchor, 1969; 2nd ed. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 1985: 375.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 159-63.
Dunn, Charles W., and Edward T. Byrnes, eds. Middle English Literature. New York, 1973; 2nd ed. New York: Garland, 1990: 188-92.