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On cliff that castle so knettered
An alliterative poem (with some phrases from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight) describing a castle, the approach of summer, and love-making, perhaps by Humfrey Newton — 53 alliterative lines in rhyming quatrains
Author(s): Humfrey Newton (?)
Subjects: castles; seasons; weather
Versification: — alliteration, four-line — monorhyming



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Lat. misc. c.66 [olim Capesthorne], ff. 106v-107
First Lines:
On clife þat castell so knetered
as cloude vmbe knagged & knatered…
Last Lines:
…And iche man mynges
to medel his make to
And to teche hir þat cannot for to tak to
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “Two New Carols (Hunterian MS. 83).” Modern Language Notes 58 (1943) 39-42: 362-3.
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “The Poems of Humphrey Newton, Esquire, 1466-1536.” PMLA 65 (1950): 249-81: 276-9.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 161-3.