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All-wielding God when it is His will
The Chevalere Assigne — 370 alliterative lines
Title(s): The Chevalere Assigne
Subjects: romances; alliteration



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Caligula A.II, ff. 125v-129v
First Lines:
All weldynge god whene it is his wylle
Wele he wereth his werke with his owne honde…
Last Lines:
…The Sixte was fulwedde cheuelere assygne
And þus þe botenynge of god browȝte hem to honde
Note: ‘Explicit’ by scribe in lower margin, f. 129v; written in single column because of long lines.
Attributed Title: Cheuelere Assigne (in upper margin, f. 125v); Matabryne (in upper margin, f. 126); Cheuelere (as RT on 126v, 127v, 128v); Cheuelier Masanire Assigne John de Burdeux (f. 1, sixteenth-century list of contents)
Editions:
Utterson, Edward Vernon, ed. Cheuelere Assigne. Roxburghe Club 27. London, 1820.
Gibbs, Henry Hucks, ed. The Romance of the Cheuelere Assigne. EETS e.s. 6 (1868); repr. 1988.
French, Walter Hoyt, and Charles Brockway Hale. Middle English Metrical Romances. New York: Prentice-Hall, 1930: 859.