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In a chamber as I stood
‘Seruice is noon heritage’ — nine 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) with this refrain
Note: The same refrain occurs also in 2407.
Title(s): ‘Seruice is noon heritage’
Subjects: satire
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 36 (SC 14530), ff. 2-2v
First Lines:
In a Chambre as I stode
There lordys were and baronis bold…
Last Lines:
…lesyth þer seruice wondyr lye
ffor seruice is noon eritage
Note: 7 stanzas.
Editions:
Sandison, Helen Estabrook. The ‘Chanson d’Aventure’ in Middle English. Bryn Mawr College Monographs, Monograph Series 12. Bryn Mawr, PA: Bryn Mawr College, 1913: 119-20.
2.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.3.1, ff. 91-92v
First Lines:
In a chambre as I stode
Þere lordes were & barons bold…
Last Lines:
…for þis avaunte I dare wele make
his service is gud heritage
Note: Written as if it follows lines 1-12 of 631.
Attributed Title: Serves is no heritage (added by later hand, top of f. 91)
Facsimiles:
Hardman, Phillipa. The Heege Manuscript: A Facsimile of National Library of Scotland MS Advocates 19.3.1. Leeds Texts and Monographs, n.s. 16. Leeds: School of English, 2000.