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Lief lithes to me / Two words or three / Of one that was fair and free
Sir Percyvelle of Galles — 2288 lines generally in 16-line stanzas (aaabccccbdddbeeeb)
Title(s): Sir Percyvelle of Galles
Subjects: romances; Arthurian literature; sixteen-line
Versification: — aaabcccbdddbeeeb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 91 [Robert Thornton MS], ff. 161ra-176ra
First Lines:
Lef lythes to me
Two wordes or thre…
Last Lines:
…Grante vs all his blyssyng
Amen for charyte
Note: Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University, Houghton Library is transcript by Sir Frederick Madden.
Attributed Title: Here Bygynnes The Romance Off sir Percyuell of Gales (f. 161); Explicit sir Percevell De Gales (f. 176ra); Here endys þe Romance of Sir Percevell of Gales Cosyne to kyng Arthoure (f. 176ra)
Facsimiles:
Brewer, Derek Stanley, and A. E. B. Owen. “Introduction.” The Thornton Manuscript (Lincoln Cathedral MS. 91). London: Scolar Press, 1975.
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: 1-87.
Campion, John, and Ferdinand Holthausen. Sir Perceval of Gales. Heidleberg, New York: C. Winter, G. E. Scribner, 1913.
French, Walter Hoyt, and Charles Brockway Hale. Middle English Metrical Romances. New York: Prentice-Hall, 1930: 531.
Braswell, Mary Flowers. Sir Perceval of Galles. Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 1995.