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My lief friend dear
Horn Childe and Maiden Rimhild — 1136 lines in 12-line stanzas (aabaabccbddb)
Title(s): Horn Childe and Maiden Rimhild
Subjects: romances
Versification: — twelve-line — aabaabccbddb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.2.1 [Auchinleck MS], ff. 317va-323vb
First Lines:
Mi leue frende dere
Herken & ȝe may here…
Last Lines:
…When þorbrond herd þis
Þat horn to lon y comen is…
Note: 1136 lines in this MS; slightly imperfect.
Attributed Title: Horn childe & maiden rimnild (f. 317va)
Facsimiles:
Pearsall, Derek, and I. C. Cunningham, eds. The Auchinleck Manuscript. National Library of Scotland Advocates’ MS. 19.2.1. London: Scolar Press, 1977.
Editions:
Ritson, Joseph, ed. Ancient English Metrical Romances. 3 vols. London, 1802; rev. Edmund Goldsmid and repr. Edinburgh: Goldlsmid, 1884: 3.282-20.
Michel, Francisque, ed. Horn et Rimenhild. Bannatyne Club 80. Paris: Maulde et Renou, 1845: 341-89.
Caro, Josef, ed. “ Horn Childe and Maiden Rimnild, eine Untersuchung. Breslau. In ‘Kleine Publicationen aus der Auchinleck-handschrift.’ ” Englische Studien 12 (1889): 323-66; orig. 1886; rev. ed: 323-66.
Hall, Joseph. King Horn: A Middle-English Romance Oxford: Clarendon, 1901: 179-92.
Mills, Maldwyn, ed. Horn Childe and Maiden Rimnild, edited from MS Auchinleck, Advocates’ 19.2.1. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag / Carl Winter, 1988.