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Hector that was of all knights flower
The Nine Nobles — nine quatrains
Title(s): The Nine Nobles
Subjects: Worthies, Nine
Versification: — four-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2259, f. 39v
First Lines:
Ector þat was all knyghtes flower
Which euer gate hym with his hond honour…
Last Lines:
…But crowne of gold non weryd þat conqueror
Because þat crownyd with thorn was his saueor
Attributed Title: ix worthy
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. “A Carol: Lord Tollemache’s Helmingham MS. 10, back of last leaf, ab. 1530.” Notes and Queries 7th ser. 8 (1889): 484-5: 22.
Loomis, Roger Sherman. “Verses on the Nine Worthies.” Modern Philology 15 (1917-18): 211-19: 216.