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Henry Hotspur hath a halt
A children’s rhyme including reference to Henry (Hotspur) Percy — one quatrain
Subjects: Percy, Henry
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Egerton 3309 [olim Castle Howard], p. 204
Transcription:
Henry Haitspours haith a halt
And he is falling lame
Francis Phesite for that falt
Sweares he was not to blame
Editions:
Fowler, Joseph Thomas, ed. The Life of St Cuthbert in English Verse, c. A.D 1450 from the original MS. in the Library at Castle Howard. Surtees Society 87 (1891): 245.
Wilson, Richard Middlewood. The Lost Literature of Medieval England. London: Methuen, 1952: 203.
Orme, Nicholas. “Children and Literature in Medieval England.” Medium Ævum 68 (1999): 218-46: 221.