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DIMEV 3779
Now let us talk of Mount of Flodden
A ballad in praise of the Stanley family, detailing events in France after Flodden Field — 428 lines in rhyme royal
Note: Formerly included in 4040; see Baird (1981), 16-17.
Title(s): Flodden Feilde
Subjects: Flodden Feilde; Flodden Field, battle of; historical poems; Stanley, house of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 293, ff. 55v-61v
First Lines:
Nowe lett vs take of the mounte of ffloddene
fforsoothe suche is our fortune and Chaunce…
Last Lines:
…Save oure noble prince that weres þe Crowne
And shewe thie mercye one the Erle of derby
Note: ‘Finis’ written below last line by scribe (f. 55).
Attributed Title: A Ballate of the Batalle of Floden Feeld foughte betweene the Earle of Surrey and the King of Scots (f. 55)
Editions:
Weber, Henry William. The Battle of Flodden Field. Edinburgh: Ballantyne, 1808: 366-89.
Evans, Thomas. Old Ballads: historical and narrative, with some of modern date. London: for R. H. Evans by W. Bulmer, 1810: 3.58-76.
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 367, ff. 120-125
First Lines:
Nowe lett vs talke of the mounte of floden
fforsothe suche is our fortune and Chaunce…
Last Lines:
…Save our Nowble prynces that weareth the Crowne
And haue mercye on the Earles Sowle of Derbye
Attributed Title: Flowden feilde (f. 120); finis flowden feilde (f. 125)
Editions:
Weber, Henry William. The Battle of Flodden Field. Edinburgh: Ballantyne, 1808: 366-89.
Evans, Thomas. Old Ballads: historical and narrative, with some of modern date. London: for R. H. Evans by W. Bulmer, 1810: 3.58-76.
3.Source: London, British Library Addit. 27879, p. 117
Note: 513 lines.
Attributed Title: Flodden Feilde (p. 117)
Editions:
Ritson, Joseph, ed. Ancient Songs from the Time of King Henry the Third to the Revolution. London, 1790. Further editions as Ritson, Joseph, ed. Ancient Songs and Ballads from the Reign of King Henry the Second to the Revolution. 2 vols. London, 1829; re-ed. William Carew Hazlitt London, 1877: 210.
Hales, John Wesley, and Frederick James Furnivall, eds. Bishop Percy’s Folio Manuscript: Ballads and Romances. 3 vols. London: Trübner, 1867-68: 1.318-40.