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Listeneth lordings both young and old / Of the French men that were so proud and bold
The Song about the Flemish Insurrection — 136 lines in 8-line stanzas (aaabcccb)
Title(s): The Song about the Flemish Insurrection
Subjects: historical poems; Flemish insurrection
Versification: — eight-line — aaabcccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2253, ff. 73v-74v
First Lines:
Lystneþ lordinges boþe ȝonge ant olde
Of þe freynshe men þat were so proude ant bolde…
Last Lines:
…bote he þe raþere þer of wolle do bote
wel sore hit shal hym rewe
Facsimiles:
Ker, Neil Ripley. “Introduction.” Facsimile of British Museum MS. Harley 2253. EETS o.s. 255 (1965).
Editions:
Child, Francis James. English and Scottish Ballads. 8 vols. in 4, forerunner of next entry. Boston: Houghton, Osgood, also Little, Brown, 1857-58 et seq: 6.269-74.
Wright, Thomas, ed. The Political Songs of England. Camden Society o.s. 6 (1839): 187-95.
Ritson, Joseph, ed. Ancient Songs and Ballads from the Reign of King Henry the Second to the Revolution. 2 vols. London, 1829; re-ed. William Carew Hazlitt London, 1877: 1.51-6.
Böddeker, Karl. Altenglische Dichtungen des MS. Harl. 2253. Berlin: Weidmann, 1878: 116-21.
Sampson, George. The Cambridge Book of Prose and Verse. Cambridge: at the UP, 1924: 399-400 (selection).
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 9-13.
Fein, Susanna Greer, ed. The Complete Harley 2253 Manuscript, Volume 2. Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 2009: Booklet 5, no. 48.