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I was at Erceldoune
Sir Tristrem — 3344 verses in 11-line stanzas
Title(s): Sir Tristrem
Subjects: romances; Arthurian literature
Versification: — eleven-line — ababababcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.2.1 [Auchinleck MS], ff. 281ra-298vb
First Lines:
I was a[t erþeldoun]
Wiþ tomas spak y þare…
Last Lines:
…A canaruwe oway he bare
In his eld wounde…
Note: 3344 lines in 11-line stanzas; ends imperfectly due to loss of most of leaf, now a stub (f. 299ra).
Facsimiles:
Pearsall, Derek, and I. C. Cunningham, eds. The Auchinleck Manuscript. National Library of Scotland Advocates’ MS. 19.2.1. London: Scolar Press, 1977.
Editions:
Scott, Sir Walter, ed. Sir Tristrem. Edinburgh: Constable, 1804 et seq.
Kölbing, Eugen. Die nordische und die englische Version der Tristan-sage. 2 vols. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1878-82: 2.1.
McNeill, George Powell, ed. Sir Tristrem. Scottish Text Society 8. Edinburgh and London: W. Blackwood, 1886.
Eyre-Todd, George. Early Scottish Poetry. Glasgow: W. Hodge, 1891: 21-57 (extracts).
Lupack, Alan, ed. Lancelot of the Laik and Sir Tristrem. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1994.