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For there were they bal[?] burned
English abuse against the Scots after Dunbar in one MS of Peter Langtoft’s Chronicle — nine lines
Note: Cf. 1340.
Title(s): Chronicle
Subjects: political poems; Scots, songs against
Versification: — nine-line — aabccbddb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.1.1, f. 345v
First Lines:
For þare wer þai bal brend
he kauged ham þidre kend
And dreued to dote…
Last Lines:
…Hurled out of herre
fro coylthe ne cotte
Editions:
Luard, Henry, and Charles Hardwick, eds. A Catalogue of the Manuscripts Preserved in the Library of the University of Cambridge. 5 vols. Cambridge: at the UP, 1856-67.
Wright, Thomas, ed. The Political Songs of England. Camden Society o.s. 6 (1839): 318.
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): 2.x.
Meyer, Paul. “Les Manuscrits français de Cambridge: II. Bibliothèque de l’universite.” Romania 15 (1886): 236-357: 314 (lines 4-9 only).
Wilson, Richard Middlewood. The Lost Literature of Medieval England. London: Methuen, 1952: 211.