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Harkeneth now both old and young / For Mary love that sweet thing
‘þe Kyng of Tars and þe Soudan of Dammas’ — 1228 lines in 12-line stanzas (aabaabccbddb)
Title(s): ‘þe Kyng of Tars and þe Soudan of Dammas’
Subjects: romances
Versification: — twelve-line, tail-rhymed — aabccbddbeeb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 304vb2-307ra
First Lines:
HErkneþ now boþe olde and ȝyng
ffor Marie loue þat swete þyng…
Last Lines:
…Graunt vs alle in heuene liht
To seo þi swete face. AMEN.
Attributed Title: Of Þe Kyng of Tsars (see 1948)
Facsimiles:
Doyle, I. A., ed. The Vernon Manuscript. A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng. poet.a.1, with an introduction by A. I. Doyle. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1987.
Scase, Wendy, and Nick Kennedy, eds. A facsimile edition of the Vernon manuscript: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. Poet. A. 1. Oxford: The Bodleian Library, 2011.
Editions:
Krause, F. “Kleine Publicationen aus der Auckinleck-Handschrift, IX: The King of Tars.” Englische Studien 11 (1888): 1-62: 33-62.
Ritson, Joseph, ed. Ancient English Metrical Romances. 3 vols. London, 1802; rev. Edmund Goldsmid and repr. Edinburgh: Goldlsmid, 1884: 56-203.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 22283 [Simeon], ff. 126rc-128va
First Lines:
HErkneþ now boþe olde & ȝinge
ffor Marie loue þat swete þinge…
Last Lines:
…Graunt vs alle in heuene liht
To seo þi swete face AMEN
Attributed Title: Explicit þe kyng of Tars & þe sou / dan of Damas (f. 128va)
Facsimiles:
Digital Facsimile of British Library MS Add. 22283 (‘Simeon’). 2014; http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_22283.
3.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.2.1 [Auchinleck MS], ff. 7ra-13vb
First Lines:
Herkneþ to me boþe eld & ȝing
For maries loue þat swete þing…
Last Lines:
…& cristen men wiþ outen wene
striken of her heuedes al bidene
Facsimiles:
Pearsall, Derek, and I. C. Cunningham, eds. The Auchinleck Manuscript. National Library of Scotland Advocates’ MS. 19.2.1. London: Scolar Press, 1977.
Editions:
Krause, F. “Kleine Publicationen aus der Auckinleck-Handschrift, IX: The King of Tars.” Englische Studien 11 (1888): 1-62: 33-62.
Perryman, Judith, ed. The King of Tars, edited from the Auchinleck MS, Advocates’ 19.2.1. Middle English Texts 12. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag / Carl Winter, 1980.