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IMEV 2736.2
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Pallas Evander and his son lieth here
Epitaph of the giant Pallas — three monorhyming lines in Trevisa’s translation of Higden’s Polychronicon (Book 1, chap. 24)
Author(s): John Trevisa; Ranulph Higden
Title(s): Polychronicon
Subjects: epitaphs; Pallas the giant
Versification: — three-line — aaa
Bibliographic Ghosts: Manchester, Chetham’s Library 11379 [Mun. A.6.90]: this copy of Trevisa is missing folios between 45 and 46 where text jumps from I.19 to I.31; i.e. no Book I, Chapter 24; Aberdeen, Aberdeen University Library 21: not found in this MS; Glasgow, Glasgow University Library Hunterian 83 (T.3.21): this is Brut Chronicle, not Trevisa; New York, Pierpont Morgan Library M875 [olim Helmingham Hall]: Only Trevisa’s De Proprietatibus here, not Polychronicon.



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College H.1 (204), f. 49ra
Transcription:
pallas Euander his sone lieþ here
hym turnus þe knyȝt wiþ his spere
slowe in his manere
Editions:
Babington, Churchill, and Joseph Rawson Lumby, eds. Polychronicon Ranulphi Higden Monachi Cestrensis. 9 vols. Rolls Series 41 (1865-66; repr. Kraus, 1964): 1.125.
Mätzner, Edouard Adolf Ferdinand. Altenglische Sprachproben, I: Poesie. Berlin: Wiedmann, 1867: 2.363.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 24194, f. 51vb
Transcription:
Pallas Euander his sone lieþ here
hym turnus þe knyȝt wiþ his spere
in his manere
Note: Written as prose.
3.Source: London, British Library Cotton Tiberius D.VII, Part 1, f. 21
Transcription:
Pallas Euander hys sone lyþ here
hym turnus þe knyȝt with hys spere
Slouȝ yn hys manere
Note: Written as prose.
4.Source: London, British Library Harley 1900, f. 61v
Transcription:
Pallas Euanders sone liþe here
hym turnus þe knyȝt wiþ his spere
slowe in his maner
Note: Written as prose.
5.Source: London, British Library Stowe 65, f. 16vb
Transcription:
Pallas Euandres sone lyeth here
Hym Turnus the knyght with his spere
slowhe in his maner
Note: Written as prose. Folio number reflects the most recent foliation.
6.Source: Glasgow, Glasgow University Library Hunterian 83 (T.3.21)
7.Source: Oslo and London, Schøyen Collection 194 [olim Penrose 12]
8.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 28561 [olim Burghley], f. 59rb
Transcription:
Pallas Euanders sone liþ here
him turnus þe knyȝt wiþ his spere
slowe in his maner
Note: Written as prose.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 13440a. Higden, Ranulphus (trans. John Trevisa), Discripcion of Britayne & also [of] Irlonde, Caxton, 1480
2.Source: STC 13440b. Higden, Ranulphus (trans. John Trevisa), Discripcion of Britayne & also [of] Irlonde, de Worde, 1498
3.Source: STC 13438. Higden, Ranulphus (trans. John Trevisa), Polychronicon, Caxton, [1482]
4.Source: STC 13439. Higden, Ranulphus (trans. John Trevisa), Polychronicon, de Worde, 1495
5.Source: STC 13440. Higden, Ranulphus (trans. John Trevisa), Polychronicon, P. Treveris for J. Reynes, 1527