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DIMEV 3550
IMEV 2207
NIMEV 2207
Most I riden by Ribblesdale
Seven 12-line stanzas (aabccbddbeffe)
Subjects: romance; Lyric; eroticism; supernatural
Versification: — twelve-line — aabccbddeffe



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2253, f. 66v1
First Lines:
Mosti ryden by rybbesdale
Wilde wymmen forte wale…
Last Lines:
…Þat myhte nyhtes neh hyre leȝe
Heuene he heuede here
Note: Written as prose.
Facsimiles:
Ker, Neil Ripley. “Introduction.” Facsimile of British Museum MS. Harley 2253. EETS o.s. 255 (1965).
Editions:
Wright, Thomas. Specimens of Lyric Poetry composed in England in the Reign of Edward the First. Percy Society 4. London: Richard, 1842: 33-6.
Böddeker, Karl. Altenglische Dichtungen des MS. Harl. 2253. Berlin: Weidmann, 1878: 155-8.
Brook, George Leslie. The Harley Lyrics. Manchester: Manchester UP, 1948; rev. ed. 1956; 3rd ed. 1964: 37-9.
Bennett, Jack Arthur Walter, and G. V. Smithers, eds. Early Middle English Verse and Prose. Oxford: Clarendon, 1966: 113-15.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 25-7.
Fein, Susanna Greer, ed. The Complete Harley 2253 Manuscript, Volume 2. Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 2009: Booklet 5, no. 34.