The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
NIMEV TM 10
A for Alyn Mallson that was armed in a mat
A ‘Crosse Rowe’ poem ribald in character — 46 lines in long
1.Source: London, British Library Printed Book IA.3420
, ff. 270v
A is for Alyn Mallson that was armyde in a matt
And rode to Rychmar
for to fyght with a gnatt
B is for bartem the baker that brostyn mutt he
“A Tudor ‘Crosse Rowe.’”
Journal of English and Germanic Philology
58 (1959): 248-50: 249-50.
“Children and Literature in Medieval England.”
68 (1999): 218-46: 235 (extract).