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DIMEV 2283
I Sir Hector most honorable that prince was of Troy
On the Nine Worthies — 9 eight-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Subjects: Worthies, Nine
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Lincoln, Lincolnshire Archives Office 2, Tennyson d’Eyncourt K/1, recto (roll)
First Lines:
I ser Ector most honorable þat prynce was of Troye
xix kyngys att þat sege I slowe with myn handys…
Last Lines:
…By thes ix worthi take hede þe most & þe leste
For welthe hele ne welefare ys but a theryfayre
Note: Headings, ‘Syr Hector of Troye’, ‘Julius Cesare’. etc. above each stanza.
Editions:
Turville-Petre, Thorlac. “A Poem on the Nine Worthies.” Nottingham Medieval Studies 27 (1983): 79-84: 81-3.