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God that all this world gan make / And died for us on a tree
The Expedition of Henry V into France, in three passus: The Siege of Harfleur, The Battle of Agincourt, the Triumph of London — in eight-line stanzas with additional refrain lines: ‘Wot ye right well that thus it was / Gloria tibi Trinitas
Note: Ringler Jr. (1988)
Title(s): The Expedition of Henry V into France
Subjects: France, expedition to (1415); Henry V; historical poems
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.86 (SC 11951), ff. 178-186
First Lines:
God That all this world gane make
& for vs died vpor vppon a tree…
Last Lines:
…ffor nowe all ynglond well may syng
Blest be god yn trenyte
Attributed Author: Explicit Per Johannem Reve ffree Explicet per John Reve (f. 186)
2.Source: London, British Library Cotton Vitellius D.XII, Part II, f. 214
Note: Variant; Passus I, 221 lines; Passus II, 251 lines; lacks refrain.
Editions:
Hearne, Thomas, ed. Thomae de Elmham Vita & Gesta Henrici Quinti…. Oxford: e theatro Sheldonianae, 1727: 359.
Nicolas, Nicholas Harris. History of the Battle of Agincourt…. 3rd ed. London: Johnson, 1833: 303-25.
Arber, Edward. An English Garner: Ingatherings from our history and literature. London, 1882: 8.13.
Pollard, Alfred William. Fifteenth Century Prose and Verse. A Volume of Arber’s ‘English Garner’…. Westminster and New York: Dutton, 1903: 2-12.
3.Source: London, British Library Harley 565, ff. 102-114
Editions:
Nicolas, Nicholas Harris, and Edward Tyrrell, eds. A Chronicle of London, from 1079 to 1483. London: Longman, 1827: 216-33.
Nicolas, Nicholas Harris. History of the Battle of Agincourt…. 3rd ed. London: Johnson, 1833: 301-29.
Arber, Edward. An English Garner: Ingatherings from our history and literature. London, 1882: 8.13.
Pollard, Alfred William. Fifteenth Century Prose and Verse. A Volume of Arber’s ‘English Garner’…. Westminster and New York: Dutton, 1903: 2-12.
Evans, Thomas. Old Ballads: historical and narrative, with some of modern date. London: for R. H. Evans by W. Bulmer, 1810: 2.334.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 198. The Batayll of Egyngecourte, Scot, [1536?] , sigs. A1-A6v
First Lines:
God that all this worlde dyde make
And dyed for vs vpon a tree
Saue england for mary thy mothers sake
And saue kyng Henry soule I beseche þe…
Last Lines:
…Yet euery hye feest our kynge of his charytye
Gaue them meate to theyr bodyes comfortable
And at the laste the towne wanne without fable
Thus of all as now I make an ende
To the blysse of heuen god our soules sende.
Attributed Title: Here after foloweth þe batayll of Egingecourte | & the great sege of Rone by kynge Henry of Mon- | mouthe the fyfthe of the name that wan Gascoyne | and Gyenne and Normandye (sig. A1); Thus endeth þe batayll of Egnygcourt | Inprynteyd at London in Foster lane | in saynt Leornardes parysshe | by me John Skot | FINIS (sig. A6v)