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Hail Saint Michael with long spear
A satire on the people of Kildare — twenty 6-line stanzas (aabcdd)
Subjects: satires; Kildare (Ire.)
Versification: — six-line — aabcdd



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 913, ff. 7-8v
First Lines:
Hail seint michel wiþ þe lange sper
fair be þi winges upon þi scholder…
Last Lines:
…þis song if ye seid of me
Euer iblessid mot ȝe be
Note: Nineteenth-century transcript in London, British Library Addit. 20091, ff. 65-73.
Facsimiles:
Pinkerton, W. “Early Anglo-Irish Poetry.” Ulster Journal of Archaeology 8 (1860): 268-79: (f. 7 only).
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 2.174-7.
Furnivall, Frederick James. Early English Poems and Lives of Saints. Transactions of the London Philological Society 1858; Pt. 2, Berlin, 1862: 1.152.
Heuser, Wilhelm. Die Kildare-Gedichte… Bonner Beiträge zur Anglistik 14. Bonn: P. Hanstein, 1904: 154-8.
Pinkerton, W. “Early Anglo-Irish Poetry.” Ulster Journal of Archaeology 8 (1860): 268-79: 270-6.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 156-8.