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DIMEV 1695
Hail be ye hend that sitteth in this hall
Greetings to audience by entertainer at beginning of ‘mirths’ — six cross-rhymed quatrains
Subjects: entertainment; feasts
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Lincoln College Lat. 130, No. 1, f. 2
First Lines:
Hayl be ȝe hende þat syttyþ in þys halle
god for hys godnes glady ȝou alone
hys a fayr fayr feleschyp fayr hem falle
lord & lady & mayny schon…
Last Lines:
…Whanne our merþe ys ymad of merþys & game
Ihesu þat in heuene y crouned ys kyng
Graunt ous alle grace with outen any fame
In blysse to hauen our dwellyng