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Almighty God that made mankind
Ywaine and Gawin — 4032 lines in couplets
Title(s): Ywaine and Gawin
Subjects: romances
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Galba E.IX, ff. 4ra-25rb
First Lines:
Almyghty god [that made] mankyn
he schilde [ ]aides out of syn …
Last Lines:
…to bide in if his wills be
Amen Amen par charite
Note: Transcript by J. W. Reed, 1777, in Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 65 (SC 21639), ff. 1-92v. Rubric heading f. 4ra by scribe, mostly illegible due to Cotton fire damage.
Attributed Title: Ywain and Gawayn þus makes endyng / God grant vs al hys dere blyssing Amen (rubric on lines below last line, f. 25rb).
Editions:
Ritson, Joseph, ed. Ancient English Metrical Romances. 3 vols. London, 1802; rev. Edmund Goldsmid and repr. Edinburgh: Goldlsmid, 1884: 1.1-69.
Schleich, Gustav, ed. Ywaine and Gawin. Oppeln and Leipzig: E. Franck, 1887.
French, Walter Hoyt, and Charles Brockway Hale. Middle English Metrical Romances. New York: Prentice-Hall, 1930: 485 (lines 1-1448 only).
Friedman, Albert B., and Norman T. Harrington, eds. Ywain and Gawain. EETS o.s. 254 (1964); repr. 1981.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. Five Middle English Narratives. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1967: 140-283.