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Now ginneth the devil to wrathen him sore
Henry Lovelich, Merlin — 27,852 lines in couplets
Author(s): Henry Lovelich
Title(s): Merlin
Subjects: Arthurian literature; romances
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Corpus Christi College 80, ff. 88v-196v
First Lines:
Now gyneth the devel to wraththen him sore
As aftir scholen he herkene & here wel more…
Last Lines:
…So that owt of þe pres they hadden with gret pay[ne]
And with gret distres horsed hym agayne…
Editions:
Kock, E. A., ed. Henry Lovelich’s Merlin. 3 vols. EETS e.s. 93 (1904; repr. 1973); e.s. 112 (1913; repr. 1973); o.s. 185 (1932, repr. 1971)..
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Seynt Graal or The Sank Ryal. Roxburghe Club 80. London: Nichols and Sons, 1861, 1863: 2.393-6 (146 lines from f. 135 only).
Kölbing, Eugen. Arthour and Merlin. Altenglische Bibliothek 4. Leipzig: Reisland, 1890: 373-408 (lines 1-1638 only).