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God that shaped both sea and sand
The Expedition of Edward III to Brabant, by Laurence Minot — sixty-three couplets
Author(s): Laurence Minot
Title(s): The Expedition of Edward III to Brabant
Subjects: Edward III; historical poems
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Galba E.IX, ff. 52va-53rb
First Lines:
God þat schope both se and sand
saue Edward king of ingland…
Last Lines:
…now ihesu saue all ingland
and blis it with his haly hand
Note: This version 68 couplets plus rubric couplet as heading; ̰Amen’ by scribe at end of last line.
Attributed Title: How Edward þe king come in braband / and toke homage of all þe land (rubric heading, by scribe, f. 52va).
Editions:
Evans, Thomas. Old Ballads: historical and narrative, with some of modern date. London: for R. H. Evans by W. Bulmer, 1810: 2.296.
Ritson, Joseph, ed. Poems, written anno-MCCLII (Minot). London: Burn, 1825: 8-17.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Political Poems and Songs relating to English History, composed during the period From the Accession of Edward III to that of Richard III. 2 vols. Rolls Series 14 (1859, 1861); repr. Kraus, 1965: 1.63-6.
Marsh, George Perkins. Origin and History of the English Language. New York: C. Scribner’s Sons, 1866: 278.
Mätzner, Edouard Adolf Ferdinand. Altenglische Sprachproben, I: Poesie. Berlin: Wiedmann, 1867: 1.324.
Morris, Richard, ed. Specimens of Early English A.D. 1250-A.D. 1400. Oxford, 1867 [See also Morris and Skeat (1882)]: 2.126.
Scholle, Wilhelm. Laurence Minots Lieder. Quellen und Forschungen 52. Strassburg: Trübner, 1884: 7-11.
Hall, Joseph. The Poems of Laurence Minot. Oxford: Clarendon, 1887; rev. ed., 1914: 6-10.
Emerson, Oliver F. A Middle English Reader. London and New York: Macmillan, 1905: 161-5.
Stedman, Douglas C., ed. The War Ballads of Laurence Minot. Dublin: Hodges, Figgis; London: Simpkin, etc., 1917: 7-11.