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Jesu Lord our heaven king / Grant us all…
Syr Egyllamore of Artas — generally in 12-line stanzas (aabccbddbeeb)
Title(s): Syr Egyllamore of Artas
Subjects: romances
Versification: — twelve-line — aabccbddbeeb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 261 (SC 21835), ff. 26-48
First Lines:
Than hys doughter so free
So dyd she that gentyll knyght…
Last Lines:
…Deare Jesus brynge vs to thy blysse
That lasteth without ende
Note: Fragment; transcript of an early print.
Attributed Title: IHS 1564 Here endeth Syr Eglamoure of Arttys (f. 48)
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.2.38, ff. 71ra-79rb
First Lines:
Ihesu lorde oure heuyn kynge
Graunt vs all thy dere blessynge…
Last Lines:
…Ihesu brynge vs to that blys
That lastyth with owten ende Amen
Note: 1341 lines.
Attributed Title: Here…begynnethe Syr Egyllamoure of artas (f. 70vb); Here endyth Sir Egtyllamowre of artas… (colophon, f. 79rb)
Facsimiles:
McSparran, Frances, and Pamela R. Robinson. “Introduction.” Cambridge University Library MS Ff.2.38. London: Scolar Press, 1979.
Editions:
Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard, ed. The Thornton Romances: The Early English Metrical Romances of Perceval, Isumbras, Eglamour, and Degrevant. Camden Society o.s. 30 (1844); repr. F.S. Ellis, Kelmscott Press, 1897: 121-76.
3.Source: London, British Library Cotton Caligula A.II, ff. 5va-13rb
First Lines:
Ihesu crist of heuen kyng
Graunt vs all good endyng…
Last Lines:
…Ihesu brynge vs to hys blys
That neuyr schall haue ende
Attributed Title: Eglamour of Artas (by scribe, upper margin f. 5v); Eglamour (RT on verso leaves thereafter); Explicit Eglamour of Artas (by scribe, f. 13rb); Another old english poeme intitled Eglamore of Artois (f. 1, sixteenth-century list of contents)
Editions:
Hudson, Harriet, ed. Four Middle English Romances: Sir Isumbras, Octavian, Sir Eglamour of Artois, Sir Tryamour. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1996. 2nd ed. 2006.
4.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2862 [olim Sutherland, Trentham Hall], f. 148
Note: Fragment: lines 1-160.
Editions:
Kölbing, Eugen. “Amis and Amiloun zugleich mit der altfranzösischen Quelle, nebst einter Bilage Amicus ok Amilius Rimur.” Altenglische Bibliothek 2 Heilbronn: Henninger, 1884: 193.
5.Source: London, British Library Addit. 27879, p. 296
Note: 1291 lines.
Editions:
Hales, John Wesley, and Frederick James Furnivall, eds. Bishop Percy’s Folio Manuscript: Ballads and Romances. 3 vols. London: Trübner, 1867-68: 2.341-89.
6.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 91 [Robert Thornton MS], ff. 138va-147rb
First Lines:
Ihesu þat es heuens kyng
Gyff vs alle his blyssyng…
Last Lines:
In rome þis romance crouned es
Now Ihesu brynge vs to his blysse
Þat lastis with owttyn ende Amen
Amen Amen par charyte Amen
Note: Parts of ff. 144, 145, 146 torn away with loss of text.
Attributed Title: Incipit sir Eglamour of Artasse (f. 138va)
Facsimiles:
Brewer, Derek Stanley, and A. E. B. Owen. “Introduction.” The Thornton Manuscript (Lincoln Cathedral MS. 91). London: Scolar Press, 1975.
Editions:
Schleich, Gustav, ed. Sir Eglamour. Palestra 53. Berlin: Mayer & Müllert, 1904; repr. New York: A. S. Cook, 1911.
7.Source: Ann Arbor, University of Michigan MS 225
Note: Fragment.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 7541. [Sir Eglamour], [de Worde, 1500]
First Lines:
…If that he be a crysten man
I shall hym neuer forsake…
Last Lines:
…In wors tyme blewe he neuer his horne
Ne derer bought a messe…
Note: One leaf only. CUL shelfmark, Inc. 3. J. 1. 2. (3575); ‘anno 1488’ written on verso, in left margin
Editions:
Hall, Joseph, ed. “Bruchstücke eines alten Druckes des Eglamour of Artois.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 95 (1895): 308-11: 308-11.
2.Source: STC 7542. [Sir Eglamour], [Chepman and Myllar, 1508?] , sigs. a.1-d.8v
First Lines:
IEsu chryste hevynnis kyng
Grant ws all his blissyng…
Last Lines:
…Iesu bryng ws till his blis
That leffis for owtyn ende
Facsimiles:
Beattie, William. “Introduction.” The Chepman and Myllar Prints: Nine Tracts from the First Scottish Press, Edinburgh, 1508 Followed by the Two other Tracts in the same Volume in the National Library of Scotland. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, 1950: 53-88.
Editions:
Laing, David, ed. The Knightly Tale of Golagros and Gawane and other ancient poems. repr. of Chepman and Myllar 1508. Edinburgh, 1827: no. 9.
Stevenson, George. Pieces from the Makculloch and the Gray MSS. together with The Chepman and Myllar Prints. Scottish Text Society 65. Edinburgh, 1918: 117-56.