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Minot with mouth had meaned to make
The Sea Fight at Sluys, by Laurence Minot — 88 lines in couplets
Author(s): Laurence Minot
Title(s): The Sea Fight at Sluys
Subjects: historical poems; Sluys, sea battle at
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Galba E.IX, ff. 53vb-54ra
First Lines:
Minot with mowth had menid to make
suth sawesamp; sad for sum mens sake…
Last Lines:
…þus blinned þaire boste als we wele ken
God assoyle þaire sawis sais all Amen
Attributed Title: Lithes and þe batail I sal bigyn / of inglisch men & normandes in þe swyn (rubric couplet as heading, f. 53vb, by scribe)
Editions:
Ritson, Joseph, ed. Poems, written anno-MCCLII (Minot). London: Burn, 1825: 18-21.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Political Poems and Songs relating to English History, composed during the period From the Accession of Edward III to that of Richard III. 2 vols. Rolls Series 14 (1859, 1861); repr. Kraus, 1965: 1.70-2.
Scholle, Wilhelm. Laurence Minots Lieder. Quellen und Forschungen 52. Strassburg: Trübner, 1884: 16-19.
Hall, Joseph. The Poems of Laurence Minot. Oxford: Clarendon, 1887; rev. ed., 1914: 14-17.
Stedman, Douglas C., ed. The War Ballads of Laurence Minot. Dublin: Hodges, Figgis; London: Simpkin, etc., 1917: 16-19.