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For Balliol bred in his book
English abuse of John Balliol inserted in Peter Langtoft’s Chronicle — two six-line stanzas (preceded by a French stanza)
Note: Cf. 848
Author(s): Peter Langtoft
Title(s): Chronicle
Subjects: Balliol, John; political poems
Versification: — six-line — aabccb
Bibliographic Ghosts: Lincoln, Cathedral Library: deleted by Supplement; London, College of Arms, Arundel 14: not found in this copy of Peter Langtoft’s Chronicle (ff. 133-147); London, Lambeth Palace Library 131: not in this MS.



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Fairfax 24 (SC 3904)
2.Source: Oxford, All Souls College 39, f. 103v
First Lines:
for boule bredde in his hoke
wenne he tint þat he toke…
Last Lines:
…His tipetis es tipped
His tabard es tome
Note: First stanza only, in Peter Langtoft’s Chronicle.
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.1.1, f. 342v
First Lines:
For boule bred in his boke
wenne he tint þat he toke…
Last Lines:
…Rede him at ride
In þe dismale
Note: Peter Langtoft’s Chronicle, at end of inserted French verse.
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. The Political Songs of England. Camden Society o.s. 6 (1839): 303.
Wright, Thomas, ed. The Chronicle of Pierre de Langtoft, in French Verse, from the Earliest Period to the Death of King Edward I. 2 vols. Rolls Series 47 (1866-68): ix, 258.
4.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius A.V, f. 149
Transcription:
For boule bred in his bok
Wen he tint þat he tok
Whyt þe kinge dome
For he haues ouerhipped
His tipet is tipped
His tabard is torn
Note: Peter Langtoft’s Chronicle.
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. The Chronicle of Pierre de Langtoft, in French Verse, from the Earliest Period to the Death of King Edward I. 2 vols. Rolls Series 47 (1866-68): ix, 258.
5.Source: London, British Library Harley 114, f. 138
Transcription:
For boule bredd in his bok
Wenne he tint þat he tok
With þe kynge dome
For he has ouer hypped
Hise typeth es typped
His tabard es tome
Note: Peter Langtoft’s Chronicle. Six-line French stanza followed by one six-line English stanza; third and sixth lines written to right of lines 1-2 and 4-5.
6.Source: London, British Library Royal 20 A.II, f. 127v
Transcription:
ffor boule bredde in his boke
Wen he tynt þat he toke
With þe kyngdome
ffor haues ouer hippede
Hys typet is typpede
Hys tabard es torne
Note: Peter Langtoft’s Chronicle.
7.Source: London, British Library Royal 20 A.XI, f. 110
Transcription:
For boule bred in his book . whan he tynt þat he took. with þe kingdom
For he has ouerhipped . his tipet is tippid . his tabard is torne
Note: Several verse lines per manuscript line. Peter Langtoft’s Chronicle.
8.Source: London, College of Arms, Arundel 61, f. 131
Transcription:
ffor boule bred in his boke
When he tynt þat he toke
Wiȝ þe kinge dome
ffor he haues ouer hypped
His typet is typped
His taberd is torne
Note: Peter Langtoft’s Chronicle. Written in three-line stanzas, with a rhyming couplet and an offset tail rhyme.
9.Source: London, Inner Temple Petyt 511.7 (Part VII), f. 176v
First Lines:
for boule bred in his whan he tynt þat he toke all his kyngdome
for he has ouerhipped his tippet is tipped his tabard is torn
Note: Robert Mannyng of Brunne; see 3253.
Editions:
Hearne, Thomas, ed. Peter Langtoft’s Chronicle: as illustrated and improv’d by Robert of Brunne, from the death of Cadwalader to the end of K. Edward the First’s reign. Oxford : Printed at the Theater, [London: Reprinted for S. Bagster, in the Strand], 1810: 280.
Wilson, Richard Middlewood. The Lost Literature of Medieval England. London: Methuen, 1952: 210.
Sullens, Idelle, ed. Robert Mannyng of Brunne: The Chronicle. Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1996: 655.
10.Source: Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale fr. 12154
Note: Peter Langtoft’s Chronicle.