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DIMEV 2702
It befell at Martinmass
Ballad of the battle of Crecrynbroghe(?)—thirty 4-line stanzas with refrain, ‘Syck sicke & totowe sike / & sicke & like to die / the sikest nighte that euer I abode / god lord haue mercy on me’
Subjects: Occasional poems
Versification: — four-line — abcb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Vespasian A.XXV, ff. 178-179
First Lines:
It befell at martynmas
When wether waxid colde
Captaine care said to his men
we must go take a holde…
Last Lines:
…& haue sawed my children thre
all & my lonesome wyffe
Note: Fol. 179 damaged, only first of two columns preserved; see Reimer (1998), 17.
Attributed Author: finis per me William Asheton clericum (f. 179)