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On a birchen bank there boughs arn bright
De tribus regibus mortuis’, a vision poem — eleven 13-line alliterative stanzas (ababababcdccd)
Author(s): John Audelay (attrib.)
Title(s): De tribus regibus mortuis
Subjects: tales
Versification: — thirteen-line, alliteration — ababababcdccd



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 302 (SC 21876), ff. 34ra-34vb
First Lines:
An a byrchyn bonke þer bous arne bryȝt
I saw a brymlyche bore to a bay broȝt…
Last Lines:
…To lyte will leue þis allas
Oure lord delyuer vs from losse
Attributed Title: De tribus regibus mortuis (34ra)
Editions:
Storck, Willy F., and Richard Jordan. “John Awdelays Gedicht De tribus regibus mortuis.” Englische Studien 43 (1910-11): 177-88: 177-88.
Whiting, Ella Keats, ed. John Audelay: The Poems. EETS o.s. 184 (1931); repr. 1988: 217-33.
Turville-Petre, Thorlac. Alliterative Poetry of the Later Middle Ages. Routledge Medieval English Texts. Washington: Catholic University of America Press, 1989: 151-7.