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DIMEV 3220
IMEV 1967.8
NIMEV 1967.8
Lord say me for the maiden love that thou thy mother calls
‘þe vision of sire William Banestre, knyght’ — 118 lines
Title(s): ‘þe vision of sire William Banestre, knyght’
Subjects: visions
Versification: — alliterative



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Hatton 56 (SC 4062), ff. 37b-38v
First Lines:
Lord sey me for þe mayden love that thou þi modir calles
What shall worthe of our kyng lord yf it be þi wylle…
Last Lines:
…he shal poysened man be as he at þe bord sittes
& with thre kynges of Coleyn cast in þe Middis
Note: Fragmentary; folio marked ‘37b’.
Attributed Title: þare of þe vision of sire william Banastre knyght (f. 37b)
Editions:
Weiskott, Eric. “Alliterative Meter after 1450: The Vision of William Banastre.” Early English Poetic Culture and Metre: The Influence of G. R. Russom. Ed. Lindy Brady and M. J. Toswell. Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute. 149-79: 155-9 (critical edition).
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.813 (SC 12653) [Welles Anthology], ff. 142v-144v
First Lines:
lord tell me for thi medenes love þat þou thi mother callythe
what shall beworth of our king lord iff it be thi will…
Last Lines:
…he shall poysoned man be at he at boord sittes
with þe iii kynges of colayne be cast in þe middes
Note: Written as prose.
Attributed Title: Pars visionis domini William Banistre milytis
Editions:
Weiskott, Eric. “Alliterative Meter after 1450: The Vision of William Banastre.” Early English Poetic Culture and Metre: The Influence of G. R. Russom. Ed. Lindy Brady and M. J. Toswell. Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute. 149-79: 155-9 (critical edition).