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DIMEV 2627
In the third day of May
The Boy and the Mantle — 196 lines in quatrains
Subjects: comic tales; tales
Versification: — four-line — abcb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 27879, p. 284
First Lines:
In the third day of May
To Carleile did come…
Last Lines:
…Euerye such a louely ladye
God send her well to speede
Attributed Title: Boy and Mantle (p. 284)
Editions:
Child, Francis James. The English and Scottish Popular Ballads. 5 vols. in 10 parts. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1882-98: 2.257-74.
Hales, John Wesley, and Frederick James Furnivall, eds. Bishop Percy’s Folio Manuscript: Ballads and Romances. 3 vols. London: Trübner, 1867-68: 301-11.
Percy, Thomas. Reliques of Ancient English Poetry. 3 vols. London: J. Dodsley, 1765, and subsequent editions: 38.
Furrow, Melissa M., ed. Ten Fifteenth-Century Comic Poems. Garland Medieval Texts 13. New York and London: Garland, 1985: 301-11.