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IMEV 1608.5
NIMEV Old English
Is this burgh breme yond Britainric [Is ðeos burch breome geond Breotenrice]
Description of Durham — 21 alliterative lines, at the end of Simeon of Durham’s Chronicle
Author(s): Simeon of Durham
Title(s): Chronicle
Subjects: Durham, description of; chronicles, verse in
Versification: — alliteration



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Vitellius D.XX
Note: MS burned in 1731.
Editions:
Hickes, George. Linguarum Veterum Septentrionalium Thesaurus Grammatico-Criticus et Archaeologicus. Oxford, 1705.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.1.27, p. 202
Note: Transcript in London, British Library Harley 533.
Editions:
Twysden, Sir Roger. Historiae Anglicanae Scriptores X. London: Flesher, 1652.
Oelrichs, Johann Carl Conrad. Angelsächsische Chrestomathie…. Hamburg: Hofmann, 1798.
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.159.
Arnold, Thomas, ed. Symeonis Monachi Opera Omnia. Rolls Series 75 2 vols. (1882-85; repr. Kraus, 1965): 1.221.
Wülker, Richard Paul. Kleinere angelsächsische Dichtungen. 2 vols. Halle: Karras, 1879, 1882.
Wülker, Richard Paul, and Christian Wilhelm Michael Grein, eds. Bibliothek der angelsächsischen Poesie. 3 vols. Kassel: Wigand, 1881-97: 1.389.
Craigie, William Alexander. Specimens of Anglo-Saxon Poetry. Edinburgh: J. B. Hutcher, 1923; repr. 1931: 3.42.
Krapp, George Philip, and Elliott Van Kirk Dobbie, eds. The Anglo-Saxon Poetic Records: a collective edition. 6 vols. New York: Columbia UP, 1931-53: 6.27.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin, 1954; 3rd ed.; trans. as Medieval English: a Old English and Middle English Anthology Berlin West, 1958: 144.