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King Hart in his comely castle strong
King Hart, attributed to Gavin Douglas — 960 lines in 8-line stanzas
Author(s): Gavin Douglas (attrib.)
Title(s): King Hart
Subjects: allegories
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, pp. 226-256
First Lines:
King hart in to his cumlie castell strang
Closit about with craft and meikill vre…
Last Lines:
…This brokin speir sum tyme wes stiff and stout
To hir I leif bot se it want the heid
Note: 2 x 8.
Attributed Author: Quod maister gavvin douglas Bishop of dunkeld (contemporary) (p. 256)
Editions:
Pinkerton, John, ed. Ancient Scottish Poems Never Before in Print. 2 vols. London and Edinburgh, 1786: 1.3.
Small, John, ed. The Poetical Works of Gavin Douglas. 4 vols. Edinburgh: Wm Paterson, and London: H. Sotheran, 1874: 1.85-120.
Craigie, William Alexander. The Maitland Folio Manuscript, Containing Poems by Sir Richard Maitland, Dunbar, Douglas, Henryson, and others. 2 vols. Scottish Text Society n.s. 7 (1919), 20 (1927); Edinburgh and London: Blackwood, 1919, 1927: 1.254-84.
Bawcutt, Priscilla J. The Shorter Poems of Gavin Douglas. Scottish Text Society 4th ser. 3. Edinburgh and London, 1967: 141.