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Now great glorious God through grace of himselven
Alliterative Morte Arthure — 4346 alliterative lines
Title(s): Alliterative Morte Arthure
Subjects: Arthurian literature; romances
Versification: — alliterative, unrhymed



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 91 [Robert Thornton MS], ff. 53-98v
First Lines:
Now grett glorious godd thurgh grace of hym seluen
And the precyous prayere of hys prys modyr…
Last Lines:
…ffro theythenne broghte the bretons all his bolde Eldyrs
In to bretayne the brode as þe bruytte tellys
Note: Followed by Latin, ‘Hic Iacet Arthurus rex quondam rexque futurus’ before explicit.
Attributed Title: He[re] begynnes Morte Arthure (f. 53); Here endes Morte Arthure writen by Robert of Thornton (f. 98v)
Facsimiles:
Brewer, Derek Stanley, and A. E. B. Owen. “Introduction.” The Thornton Manuscript (Lincoln Cathedral MS. 91). London: Scolar Press, 1975.
Editions:
Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard, ed. Morte d’Arthur: the Alliterative Romance…from a manuscript in Lincoln Cathedral. London: Brixton Hall, for private circulation, 1847.
Brock, Edmund, ed. Morte Arthure. EETS o.s. 8 (1865), repr. 1967.
Banks, Mary Macleod, ed. Morte d’Arthur. New York: Longman, Green, 1900.
Bjorkman, Erik. Morte Arthure, mit einleitung, anmerkungen und glossar. Alt- und mittelenglische Texte, Bd. 9. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1915.
Botzenmayer, Karl. Helden und abenteuer aus germanischer und keltischer Vorzeit WestermannTexte, Englische Reihe nr. 129. Paderborn: Schöningh, 1957.
Hamel, Mary, ed. Morte Arthure: A Critical Edition. New York: Garland, 1984.
Benson, Larry Dean, ed. King Arthur’s Death: The Middle English Stanzaic Morte Arthur and Alliterative Morte Arthure. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1974: 115-238.
Benson, Larry Dean, ed. King Arthur’s Death: The Middle English Stanzaic Morte Arthur and Alliterative Morte Arthure. Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 1986. Revised by Edward E. Foster, Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1994.