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Men may leave all games
Pilgrims’ Song — nine 8-line stanzas (aaabcccb)
Subjects: pilgrimage; travel poems
Versification: — eight-line — aaabcccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599), ff. 208-280v
First Lines:
mEn may leue all gamys
That saylen to seynt Iamys
ffor many a man his gramys
When they begyn to sayle…
Last Lines:
…A man were as good to be dede
As smell therof þe stynk
Facsimiles:
Fletcher, Bradford Y. “Introduction.” Manuscript Trinity R.3.19. A Facsimile. Norman, OK: Pilgrim, 1987.
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Stacions of Rome. EETS o.s. 25 (1867); repr. 1973: 37-40.
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.2-3.
Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard. The early naval ballads of England. Percy Society 2. London: C. Richards, 1841: 1-4.
Cook, Albert Stanburrough. A Literary Middle English Reader. Boston and New York: Ginn, 1915: 261-4.
Fitzgibbon, Henry Macaulay. Early English and Scottish Poetry. London, New York, and Melbourne: White, 1888: 235-7.
Bennett, Henry Stanley. England from Chaucer to Caxton. London: Methuen, 1928: 224-6.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin, 1954; 3rd ed.; trans. as Medieval English: a Old English and Middle English Anthology Berlin West, 1958: 496.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 500-3.
Gray, Douglas. The Oxford Book of Late Medieval Verse and Prose. Oxford: Clarendon, 1985: 25-6.