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Listeneth lordings I you beseek
The Braggart and his Baselard — eight quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Prenegard prenegard / þus bere I myn baselard’
Title(s): The Braggart and his Baselard
Subjects: carols, convivial
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2593, ff. 29-29v
First Lines:
Lestenit lordynges I you beseke
Ther is non man worght a leke…
Last Lines:
…Che seyde I was a praty manne
& wel cowde bere myn basela[rd]
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 84-6.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols printed from a manuscript in the Sloane Collection. London: Pickering, 1836: no. XVII.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols from a manuscript…of the Fifteenth Century. Percy Society 23. London: Richards, 1847: 50.
Fairholt, Frederick William. “Satirical Songs and Poems on Costume.” Percy Society 27. London: Richards, 1849: 50-1.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. Early English Lyrics…. London: Buller, 1907, 1911 et seq: 243-4.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 279; 1977, 247.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 442-3.