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DIMEV 3197
IMEV 1953
NIMEV 1953
Lord God in Trinity / Give them heaven for to see
Sir Degrevant — in 16-line stanzas (aaabcccbdddbeeeb)
Title(s): Sir Degrevant
Subjects: romances
Versification: — sixteen-line — aaabcccbdddbeeeb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.1.6 [Findern MS], ff. 96-109vb
First Lines:
Lord gode in trynyte
Yeff home hevene ffor to se…
Last Lines:
…Þus to gode is he gon
Þus douȝty in dede
lord god in trinite
Note: 1904 lines.
Attributed Title: Sir Degreuuaunt & theynke and thanke (f. 96)
Facsimiles:
Beadle, Richard, and Alfred E. B. Owen. The Findern Manuscript: Cambridge University Library MS. F.1.6. London: Scolar Press, 1977.
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: 177-256.
Schleich, Gustav, ed. “Collationen zu mittelenglische Dichtungen: Sir Degrevant.” Englische Studien 12 (1889): 139-42: 141-2 (first 96 lines only).
Luick, Karl, ed. Sir Degrevant. Wiener Beiträge 47. Wien: Braumüller, 1917.
Casson, L. F., ed. The Romance of Sir Degrevant. EETS o.s. 221 (1949); repr. 1970.
Kooper, Eric, ed. Sentimental and Humorous Romances. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2006: 53-126.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.1.6 [Findern MS], f. 109vb
Transcription:
Lord gode in trinite
Gyff hem heuen forto see
þat louet gamen & gle
And gestus to fede
here e
Note: First four lines only; follows immediately after 1953-1 without break; formerly 908.4. Followed by the signatures of ‘Elizabet Koton’ and ‘Elisabet frauncys.’
Facsimiles:
Beadle, Richard, and Alfred E. B. Owen. The Findern Manuscript: Cambridge University Library MS. F.1.6. London: Scolar Press, 1977.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “The Findern Anthology.” PMLA 69 (1954): 610-42: 626.
3.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 91 [Robert Thornton MS], ff. 130ra-138va
First Lines:
Ihesu Lorde in Trynite
Graunte þam heuene for to see…
Last Lines:
…Graunte vs all in heuene to be
Thy Worthy face for to See
And gyff vs wele to spede
Note: A leaf missing after f. 133, leaving a stub which has only a bit of text remaining on verso to show it was written; ‘b’ rhyming lines written to right of their triplets; ends, ‘Am[en]
Amen Explicit sir degreuant.’
Attributed Title: Explicit se[r] Degreuant (f. 138va)
Facsimiles:
Brewer, Derek Stanley, and A. E. B. Owen. “Introduction.” The Thornton Manuscript (Lincoln Cathedral MS. 91). London: Scolar Press, 1975.
Editions:
Schleich, Gustav, ed. “Collationen zu mittelenglische Dichtungen: Sir Degrevant.” Englische Studien 12 (1889): 139-42: 141-2 (first 96 lines only).
Luick, Karl, ed. Sir Degrevant. Wiener Beiträge 47. Wien: Braumüller, 1917.
Casson, L. F., ed. The Romance of Sir Degrevant. EETS o.s. 221 (1949); repr. 1970.