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He ate bread but a quantity
Metrical exemplum concerning Charlemagne and Theobaldus of Champagne, similar to versions found in ‘Jacob’s Well’ and the ‘Alphabet of Tale’
Note: Previously misidentified as fragments of 2763.
Subjects: Theobaldus of Champagne; Charlemagne; exempla
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, Eng. 1032, ff. 1-2v
First Lines:
…He ete brede bot a quantite
Tua hennes at anes here ett wald he
Or elles a Pakok or a crane
Or a gose dyght till hym ane…
Last Lines:
…[ ]stall
[ ] I fall…
Note: Parts of two bifolia, with portions of each page torn away, with loss of text.
Editions:
Heffernan, Thomas J. “The Affiliation of Houghton MS 1032 and the Northern Homily Cycle: A Disclaimer.” Notes and Queries n.s. 28 [226] (1981): 301-3: (Theobald only), 302-3.
Acker, Paul. “Harvard MS 1032: Exemplary Verse Concerning Charlemagne and Theobald.” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 87 (1986): 354-64: 360-3.