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Listeneth ye goodly gentlemen and all that been herein
The Marchand and hys Sone — 294 lines in long couplets
Note: For a variant text see 1880.
Title(s): The Marchand and hys Sone
Subjects: tales
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.2.38, ff. 59rb-63
First Lines:
Lystenyþ ye godely gentylmen & all þat ben here yn
Of a ryche ffranklyn of ynglond a song y wyll begyn…
Last Lines:
…Lythe and lystenyth gentylmen þat haue here thys songe to ende
I pray to god at oure laste day toheuyn that we may wende Amen
Attributed Title: here foloweth a gode mater of the marchand and hys sone (f. 59rb)
Facsimiles:
McSparran, Frances, and Pamela R. Robinson. “Introduction.” Cambridge University Library MS Ff.2.38. London: Scolar Press, 1979.
Editions:
Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard. Nugae Poeticae: Select Pieces of Old English Popular Poetry, Illustrating the Manners and Arts of the Fifteenth Century. London: J. R. Smith, 1844: 21-36.
Hazlitt, William Carew. Remains of the Early Popular Poetry of England. London: J. R. Smith, 1864-6: 1.132-52.