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A for Alyn Mallson that was armed in a mat
A ‘Crosse Rowe’ poem ribald in character — 46 lines in long couplets.
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992) TM 10
Subjects: ribaldry
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Printed Book IA.3420, ff. 270v-271v
First Lines:
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 be…
Editions:
Bühler, Kurt. “A Tudor ‘Crosse Rowe.’” Journal of English and Germanic Philology 58 (1959): 248-50: 249-50.
Orme, Nicholas. “Children and Literature in Medieval England.” Medium Ævum 68 (1999): 218-46: 235 (extract).