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Man in the Moon stands and strides
Man in the Moon — five 8-line stanzas (abababab)
Subjects: hedging; superstitions, popular
Versification: — eight-line — abababab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2253, ff. 114v-115
First Lines:
Mon in þe mone stond ant strit
On is bot forke is burþen he bereþ…
Last Lines:
…Þah me teone wiþ hym þat myn teh mye
Þe cherld nul nout adoun er þe day dawe
Note: Written as prose.
Facsimiles:
Ker, Neil Ripley. “Introduction.” Facsimile of British Museum MS. Harley 2253. EETS o.s. 255 (1965).
Editions:
Ritson, Joseph, ed. Ancient Songs and Ballads from the Reign of King Henry the Second to the Revolution. 2 vols. London, 1829; re-ed. William Carew Hazlitt London, 1877: 1.69-70.
Wright, Thomas. Specimens of Lyric Poetry composed in England in the Reign of Edward the First. Percy Society 4. London: Richard, 1842: 110-11.
Böddeker, Karl. Altenglische Dichtungen des MS. Harl. 2253. Berlin: Weidmann, 1878: 176-7.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 160-1.
Manly, John Matthews, ed. English Poetry (1170-1892). 2 vols. Boston: Ginn, 1916; later condensed with English Prose (1137-1892) into English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892): 13-14.
Dickins, Bruce, and Richard M. Wilson. Early Middle English Texts. Cambridge: at the University Press, 1951: 123-4.
Brook, George Leslie. The Harley Lyrics. Manchester: Manchester UP, 1948; rev. ed. 1956; 3rd ed. 1964: 69-70.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin-Charlottenburg: E. Schütt, 1954: 307.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin-Charlottenburg: E. Schütt, 1954: 473.
Speirs, John. Medieval English Poetry: the non-Chaucerian Tradition. London: Faber, 1957: 92-3.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 71-3.
Bennett, Jack Arthur Walter, and G. V. Smithers, eds. Early Middle English Verse and Prose. Oxford: Clarendon, 1966: 127-8.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 132-4.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 131.
Turville-Petre, Thorlac. Alliterative Poetry of the Later Middle Ages. Routledge Medieval English Texts. Washington: Catholic University of America Press, 1989: 32-3.
Fein, Susanna Greer, ed. The Complete Harley 2253 Manuscript, Volume 2. Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 2009: Booklet 6, no. 81.