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DIMEV 1770
IMEV 1116
NIMEV 1116
Harken to my tale that I shall to you shew
Nonsense verse — in couplets
Subjects: nonsense
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.3.1, ff. 60-60v
First Lines:
Herkyn to my tale þat I schall to yow schew
for of seche meruels haue ye hard bot few…
Last Lines:
…God as he made hus mend hus he mey
Saue hus and sende hus sum drynke for þis dey
Note: 49 lines; nineteenth-century transcript in London, British Library Egerton 2257, ff. 169-170.
Attributed Author: Secundum Recardum Heegge quod ipse fuit ad istud conviuium & non habuit potacionem
Facsimiles:
Hardman, Phillipa. The Heege Manuscript: A Facsimile of National Library of Scotland MS Advocates 19.3.1. Leeds Texts and Monographs, n.s. 16. Leeds: School of English, 2000.
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.81-2, 85-6.