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DIMEV 47
IMEV 35.5
NIMEV TM 11
A friar an hayward a fox and a fulmar sitting on a row
Nonsense verses — one long couplet
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 11.
Subjects: nonsense verse
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Tanner 407 (SC 10234), f. 52
Transcription:
A fryer an hetward afox and afulmer sittyng on a rewe
a tapster hym sittyng by to fylle þe cumpany þe best is astrewe
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “Middle English Lyrics: Handlist of New Texts.” Anglia 83 (1965): 35-47: 44.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 60577 [Winchester Anthology], f. 76v
Transcription:
A ffox and a fullymert a frere & a haywarde stondynge on a rowe
A tapyster stondynge þem by þe beste of þe company ys ane olde schrewe
Note: Trans. ‘Vulpe et fetoncro et inclusario stantibus seriatim…’, which follows.
Facsimiles:
Wilson, Edward. “Introduction.” The Winchester Anthology. A Facsimile of British Library Additional Manuscript 60577. With an account of the music by Iain Fenlon. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1981.