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Lordings that are lief and dear
Stanzaic Morte Arthur — in 8-line stanzas
Title(s): Stanzaic Morte Arthur
Subjects: Arthurian literature; romances
Versification: — eight-line — abababab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2252, ff. 86-133v
First Lines:
[L]ordyngis that are leff and dere
Lystenyth and I shall you tell…
Last Lines:
…Ihesu that suffred woundes fore
Graunt vs all the blysse of hevyn
Note: 3834 lines; slightly imperfect. Space left for enlarged ‘L’, which was left blank.
Attributed Title: Explycit le morte Arthur (f. 133v)
Editions:
Panton, G. A., ed. Le Morte Arthur. The Adventures of Sir Launcelot du Lake. Roxburghe Club 25. London: Bulmer, 1819.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Le Morte d’Arthur: edited from the Harleian MS. 2252. London: Macmillan, 1864.
Bruce, J. D., ed. Le Morte Arthur. EETS e.s. 88 (1903); repr. 1988.
Hemingway, Samuel Burdett, ed. Le Morte Arthur: a Middle English Metrical Romance. Boston, New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1912.
Paton, L. A., ed. Morte Arthur: Two Early English Romances. London: Everyman, 1912; repr. 1936: 95.
Benson, Larry Dean, ed. King Arthur’s Death: The Middle English Stanzaic Morte Arthur and Alliterative Morte Arthure. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1974: 3-111.
Benson, Larry Dean, ed. King Arthur’s Death: The Middle English Stanzaic Morte Arthur and Alliterative Morte Arthure. Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 1986. Revised by Edward E. Foster, Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1994.