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DIMEV 2310
IMEV 1386.5
NIMEV 1386.5
I welcome you brethren goodly in this hall
A ‘sotelty’ for a bridal feast — five lines
Note: Cf. 831, 2110, 2325.
Subjects: marriage, festal verses for
Versification: — five-line — aaaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Lat. misc. c.66 [olim Capesthorne], f. 68v
Transcription:
I welcombe you brethern godely in this hall
Ioy be vnto you all
that euer this day it is now fall
that worthy lord that lay in an Oxe stalle
Mayntayne your husbonde and you with your gyftys all
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Babees Book, etc. EETS o.s. 32 (1868); rev. ed. Early English Meals and Manners London: Trübner, 1876; repr. 1973: 358.