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Lordings withouten leasing
The opening stanza of nine lines of a fragment of a fourteenth-century miracle play, preceded by its French equivalent — twelve lines in 6-line tail-rhyme stanzas
Subjects: mystery plays
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Add. Roll 63481 B [olim Redgrave Hall], a scrap of vellum
First Lines:
Lordinges wytouten lesinge
Ye weten wel that i am kinge…
Last Lines:
…And þat is richt and sekil
Facsimiles:
Davis, Norman. “Introduction.” Non-Cycle Plays and Fragments and the Winchester Dialogues. Facsimiles of plays and fragments in various manuscripts and the Dialogues in Winchester College MS 33. Leeds Texts and Monographs. Medieval Drama Facsimiles 5. Leeds: University of Leeds School of English, 1979: 15-17.
Editions:
Gilson, J. P., ed. “A Fourteenth Century Fragment.” London Times Literary Supplement. May 26, 1921: 340: 340-1.
Brandl, Alois Leonhard. “Das Bibelstück-Fragment von Rickinghall Manor.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 144 (1922): 255: 255.
Davis, Norman, ed. Non-Cycle Plays and Fragments. EETS s.s. 1 (1970): 116.