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Is there any good man here
A Minstrel’s Greeting — six 8-line stanzas (aaabcccb) and 3-line burden: ‘Bon jowre bon jowre a vous / I am cum vnto this hows / Vith par la pompe I say’
Title(s): A Minstrel’s Greeting
Subjects: carols, convivial
Versification: — eight-line — aaabcccb
Macaronic: French



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, p. 5101
First Lines:
Is þer any good man here
Þat will make me any chere…
Last Lines:
…The worst in this Contrey
Bon Jowre
Explicit
Facsimiles:
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University: Facsimile of Oxford, Balliol MS 354. (http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=balliol&manuscript=ms354).
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts….” Anglia 26 (1903): 94-285: 280-1.
Dyboski, R., ed. Songs, Carols and Other Miscellaneous Poems from Balliol MS. 354, Richard Hill’s Commonplace Book. EETS e.s. 101 (1908); repr. 1984: 117.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 284-5; 1977, 253-4.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 1.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 167-9.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 540-2.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 141-2.