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God that died upon a tree
The Smith and his Dame — 515 lines in 16-line stanzas plus a colophon four-line stanza, aaab
Note: No MS extant; Ringler Jr. (1988), TP 501.
Title(s): The Smith and his Dame
Subjects: tales
Versification: — sixteen-line stanza — aaabccccbdddbeeeb



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 22653.5. [The Smith that Forged him a New Dame], [de Worde, 1505]
2.Source: STC 22653.7. [The Smith that Forged him a New Dame], [Pynson, 1510]
3.Source: STC 22653.9. [A Treatyse of the Smyth Whych That Forged hym a New Dame], Copland, [1565?] , sigs. A.1-C.2
First Lines:
GOd that dyed on a tree
He glad them al with his gle…
Last Lines:
…That he brynge vs to blys
That neuer shall mys Amen
Thus endeth the game
How the smyth brent hys dame
and after made agayne
By our blessed lord
Note: Oxford, Bodleian, S. Seld.d.45(13).
Attributed Title: Here begynneth a treatyse of the smyth whych that forged hym a new dame (sig. A.1)
Editions:
Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard. Contributions to Early English Literature. London: for private circulation, 1849: 1-24.
Hazlitt, William Carew. Remains of the Early Popular Poetry of England. London: J. R. Smith, 1864-6: 3.201-20.
Horstmann, Carl. Altenglische Legenden: Neue Folge. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1881: 322.
Kurz, Albert, ed. Die junggeglühte Frau, ein mittelenglisch Legende. Gotha, 1908.