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He beheld ladies with laughing cheer
The Song of Roland — 1049 lines in alliterative couplets
Title(s): The Song of Roland
Subjects: romances
Versification: — two-line, alliteration — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Lansdowne 388, ff. 381-395v
First Lines:
He beheld ladys with laughinge cheer
Then lightid gwynylon and com In in fer…
Last Lines:
…Angry in hert thus gan he nevyn
broder let be all siche sawes
Note: Ends imperfectly. Folio number reflects the most recent foliation.
Editions:
Herrtage, Sidney John Hervon, ed. The English Charlemagne Romances II: The Sege of Melayne, the romance of Duke Rowland and Sir Otuell of Spayne. EETS e.s. 35 (1880); repr. 1973: 107-36.
Michel, Francisque, ed. La Chanson de Roland. Paris: Silvestre, 1837: App. VIII, 279-84 (extracts only; 100 lines).