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IMEV 989
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God through Thy might and Thy mercy
John the Reeve and the King — 916 lines in 6-line stanzas
Note: Cf. 2918.
Title(s): John the Reeve and the King
Subjects: tales; comic verse
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 27879
First Lines:
God through thy might and thy mercy
All that loueth game and glee…
Last Lines:
…That liued sometimes in the south west countrye
In Long Edwardes dayes our king
Editions:
Hales, John Wesley, and Frederick James Furnivall, eds. Bishop Percy’s Folio Manuscript: Ballads and Romances. 3 vols. London: Trübner, 1867-68: 2.557-94.
Laing, David. Select Remains of the Ancient Popular and Romance Poetry of Scotland. Edinburgh: 1822; rev. J. Small , Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1885; rev. W. C. Hazlitt , “Early Popular Poetry of Scotland” , London: Reeves and Turner, 1895: 45-79; 1895,1.252-83.
Furrow, Melissa M., ed. Ten Fifteenth-Century Comic Poems. Garland Medieval Texts 13. New York and London: Garland, 1985: 185-234.