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Harkeneth to me good man
The Lay of Havelok the Dane — 3001 lines in couplets
Title(s): The Lay of Havelok the Dane
Subjects: romances
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 108 (SC 1486), ff. 204ra-219va
First Lines:
Herknet to me gode men
Wiues maydnes and alle men…
Last Lines:
…Þat ihesu crist his soule bringe
Bi forn his fader at his endinge
Attributed Title: [ ] Rex Anglie (rubric, partly cropped, f. 204)
Editions:
Madden, Frederick, ed. The Ancient English Romance of Havelok the Dane. Roxburghe Club London: Nicol, 1828.
Skeat, Walter William, ed. The Lay of Havelok the Dane. EETS e.s. 4 (1868); repr. 1973.
Holthausen, Ferdinand, ed. Havelok. Old and Middle English Texts 1. London, New York: S. Low, Marston & Cie, etc., 1901.
Skeat, Walter William, ed. The Lay of Havelok the Dane. Oxford: Clarendon,1902; rev. ed. Kenneth Sisam , Oxford: Clarendon, 1915.
Zupitza, Julius. Alt- und mittelenglisches Uebungsbuch mit einem Wörterbuch. 8th ed. Vienna and Leipzig: Braumüller, 1907; 12th ed., ed. Albert Eichler. Wein: Braumüller, 1922: 131-4 (excerpt).
French, Walter Hoyt, and Charles Brockway Hale. Middle English Metrical Romances. New York: Prentice-Hall, 1930: 74.
Botzenmayer, Karl. Helden und abenteuer aus germanischer und keltischer Vorzeit WestermannTexte, Englische Reihe nr. 129. Paderborn: Schöningh, 1957.
Sands, Donald B., ed. Middle English Verse Romances. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1966: 58-129.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 59-67.
Hertzman, Ronald B., Graham Drake, and Eve Salisbury, eds. Four Romances of England: King Horn, Havelok the Dane, Bevis of Hampton, Athelston. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1999.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 4407 (19)d-f
First Lines:
…til sche be comman of olde
þat sche it may here selwe wolde
[ ]e and swerde and seyd anon
[ ] e Jhesu crist and sen Jon…
Last Lines:
…þat he ne mich speken ne greden
Quider so he wolde hym leden
Note: Three fragments, d, e, f: lines 174-83, 341-64, 537-49.
Editions:
Skeat, Walter William. “A New Havelock Manuscript.” Modern Language Review 6 (1911): 455-7: 455.
Skeat, Walter William, ed. The Lay of Havelok the Dane. Oxford: Clarendon,1902; rev. ed. Kenneth Sisam , Oxford: Clarendon, 1915.