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DIMEV 1273.7
NIMEV 769.77
Fast i-fond far on fold
One quatrain of rhyming, alliterative verse, characterizing positively a place, possibly Frode Frith (Frod’s Wood).
Subjects: lyrics



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 499, f. 66
Transcription:
faste ifunde fer on folde frode fryth is feire fre
folk i finde fele ifonde fayn to fiychte with is fo
fey i felles foddre fulles þe fede mon is fus to fle
fondes forthes fernes falles ferkes forth on fote fro
Note: Added to the margin of a Latin manuscript. Written as prose.
Editions:
Pickering, Oliver S. “Newly Discovered Secular Lyrics from Later Thirteenth-Century Cheshire.” Review of English Studies n.s. 43 (1992): 157-80: 164-5.