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Good sir pray I thee
An early fragmentary carol — one quatrain (aaab) and burden: ‘Icham of Irlaunde / Ant of the holy londe / Of Irlande’
Subjects: carols, early; women, as speakers/narrators
Versification: — four-line, three-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson D.913 (SC 13679), f. 1v
Transcription:
Gode sire pray ich ȝe
for of saynte charite
come ant daunce wyt me
in irlannde
Editions:
Macray, William D. Catalogi Codicum Manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae…Pars V, Ricardi Rawlinson Codicum classes [A-D]…complectens. 5 vols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1862-1900: 4.137.
Heuser, Wilhelm. “Fragmente von Unbekannten Spielmansliedern des 14. Jahrhunderts, aus Ms. Rawl. D.913.” Angli 30 (1907): 173-9: 175.
Wells, John Edwin. Manual of the Writings in Middle English, 1050-1400. New Haven, CT: Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1916: 493.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. Early English Lyrics…. London: Buller, 1907, 1911 et seq: 279.
Seymour, St. John Delincourt. Anglo-Irish Literature, 1200-1582. Cambridge: at the UP, 1929; and several repr: 98.
Sisam, Kenneth. Fourteenth Century Verse and Prose. Oxford: Clarendon, 1921: 166.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: xxxvi; 1977, lii.
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “The Middle English Carol Corpus: Some Additions.” Modern Language Notes 74 (1959): 198-208: 200.
Auden, Wystan Hugh, and Norman Holmes Pearson, eds. Poets of the English Language. Viking Portable Library vol. 1. New York, 1950: 1.25-6.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 11.
Speirs, John. Medieval English Poetry: the non-Chaucerian Tradition. London: Faber, 1957: 60.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 99.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 59.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 167.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 82.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 132.