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It fell against the next night
The Fox and the Goose — six quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Pax uobis quod the fox / ffor I am comyn to toowne’
Subjects: carols, convivial
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal 19 B.IV, f. 97v
First Lines:
It fell ageyns the next nyght
The fox yede to with all hys myghte…
Last Lines:
…Many bonys they muste pike
Will they ley adowne
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 43.
Bowers, Robert Hood. “The Middle English ‘The Fox and the Goose.’” J Journal of English and Germanic Philology 51 (1952): 393-4: 393-4.
Perkins, George. “A Medieval Carol Survival: ‘The Fox and the Goose.’” Journal of American Folklore 74 (1961): 235-44: 235-6.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 511-12.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977 (see also Greene (1935)): 249.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 125-6.
Gray, Douglas. The Oxford Book of Late Medieval Verse and Prose. Oxford: Clarendon, 1985: 164-5.