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The Actis and Deidis of the lllustere and Vailȝeand Campioun, Schir William Wallace, Knicht of Ellerslie — Eleven Books in couplets
Title(s): The Actis and Deidis of the lllustere and Vailȝeand Campioun, Schir William Wallace, Knicht of Ellerslie
Subjects: Wallace, William, sir; historical verse; history, family; Scots; Scotland
Versification: — couplets — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.2.2, ff. 71-194v
First Lines:
[O]ur antecessowris þat we suld of reide
And hald in mynde þair nobille worthi deid…
Last Lines:
…Maide hell and erd and set in hewyn ab[u]f
That he wll grant off his der escand luff
Attributed Title: The Actis and Deidis of the Illustere and Vailȝeand Campioun Schir William Wallace, Knicht of Ellerlie (f. 71); Explicit vita nobilisimi defensorii Scotie videlicet Willelmi Wallace militis et vir… (f. 194v)
Editions:
Moir, James, ed. The Actis and Deidis of…William Wallace. Scottish Text Society 6-7, 17. Edinburgh and London: Blackwood, 1889.
Gray, Douglas. The Oxford Book of Late Medieval Verse and Prose. Oxford: Clarendon, 1985: 154-6 (excerpt).



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 13148. [Acts and deeds of Wallace. In Scots verse by Henry the Minstrel, purporting to derive from a Latin work by J. Blair], [Edinburgh: W. Chepman and A. Myllar, 1508?]
Note: Fragment: 18 leaves only.
Facsimiles:
The actis and deidis of schir W. Wallace, knicht of Ellerslie. Edinburgh: Lekpreuik, 1570 (STC 13149): appendix.
Editions:
Eyre-Todd, George. Early Scottish Poetry. Glasgow: W. Hodge, 1891: 190-220 (extracts).
Craigie, Sir William Alexander, ed. Facsimile of The Actis and Deidis of Schir William Wallace (Lekpreuik, 1570). New York: Scholars, 1939.
2.Source: STC 13149. The actis and deidis of the illuster and vailzeand campioun, Schir William Wallace, knicht of Ellerslie, [Imprentit at Edinburgh: Be Robert Lekpreuik at the expensis of Henrie Charteris, [and] ar to be sauld in his buith, or the north syde of ye gait abone [sic] the Throne, Anno. Do. M.D. LXX. [1570]] -194v