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I am Alexander that conquered to Paradise gate
The Nine Worthies, in hand of Richard Kaye (sixteenth century) — eight long quatrains
Note: Cf. 544.
Author(s): Richard Kaye
Title(s): The Nine Worthies
Subjects: Worthies, Nine
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College copy of STC 1536, sigs DD.3v-DD.1; CC.6
First Lines:
I am Alexander þat conquert to paradyse yate
Save the yle off wemen all þe world I wan…
Last Lines:
…Me thoght yt woss better mecull þen any crowne of gold
for loff of þat lord þat bethelem was borne
Note: Added to lower margins of a copy of Bartholomeus Anglicus, a.k.a. Glanville, De Proprietatibus rerum, de Worde, 1495 , upside-down; Latin summation of the nine worthies on f. CC.5v in the sixteenth-century hand of Richard Kaye.
Editions:
Milne, J. G., and Elizabeth Sweeting. “Marginalia in a Copy of Bartholomaeus Anglicus’ ‘De Proprietatibus Rerum’: A new version of the Nine Worthies.” Modern Language Review 40 (1945): 85-9; “Further Marginalia from a Copy of Bartholomaeus Anglicus,” Modern Language Review 40 (1945): 237-45: 87-9.