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NIMEV 1320.77
I hold Hindburn here worthily water and wise in world as I ween
One quatrain (or twelve short lines?) of rhyming, alliterative verse, possibly about the Hindburn in Lancashire.
Subjects: lyrics; Hindburn; Lancashire
Versification: — Monorhymed quatrain with internal rhyme (or twelve lines of alternating rhyme) — abcbac, alliteration



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 499, f. 64v
Transcription:
I holde hendeburn here
worthli water ant wys
i world as i wene

I grene bi hire arn princes i pris
with gomeliche ger
swithe to beten ur bene

bidene wen ho wer chosen up o cher
ant hilchon hered haued his
a see þer was sene

oftene wen ho wer busket i bis
þer the baner ho ber
with costes ful kene
Note: Added to the margin of a Latin manuscript. Written as prose.
Editions:
Pickering, Oliver S. “Newly Discovered Secular Lyrics from Later Thirteenth-Century Cheshire.” Review of English Studies n.s. 43 (1992): 157-80: 162.