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Jesu that is heaven king
The Kyng and the Hermit — in l2-line stanzas (aabccbddbeeb)
Note: Cf. 1619.
Title(s): The Kyng and the Hermit
Subjects: tales; comic verse
Versification: — twelve-line — aabccbddbeeb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 61 (SC 6922*), ff. 157-161v
First Lines:
Ihesu þat is heuyn kyng
Iff þem All god endyng
If it be þi wyll
And ȝif þem parte of heuen game…
Last Lines:
…The blast of þat horn made hem glad
To þe towne þan gan þi fare
Editions:
Brydges, Sir Samuel Egerton, and Joseph Haslewood. The British Bibliographer. 4 vols. London: T. Bersley, vol. 1: 1810; vols. 2, 3: 1812; vol. 4: 1814: 4.81-95.
Hartshorne, Charles Henry. Ancient Metrical Tales. London: W. Pickering, 1829: 293-315.
Hazlitt, William Carew. Remains of the Early Popular Poetry of England. London: J. R. Smith, 1864-6: 1.12-34.
Kurz, Albert, ed. König Eduard und der einsiedler: eine mittelenglische ballade. Diss. Friederich-Alexanders-Universität. Erlangen-Nünberg. 1905.
Furrow, Melissa M., ed. Ten Fifteenth-Century Comic Poems. Garland Medieval Texts 13. New York and London: Garland, 1985: 247-67.
Shuffleton, George. Ashmole 61: A Compilation of Popular Middle English Verse. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008: 401-13, 590-6, 627-8.