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DIMEV 4805
NIMEV 3084.55
Seigneurs that solemn were assembled them all samen
A lament for Sir John Berkeley of Wymondham, Leicestershire (c. 1375) — 91 alliterative long lines with end rhyme, usually in couplets
Subjects: laments; Berkeley, John, sir, of Wymondham (Leics.)
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Nottingham, Nottingham University Library Middleton Mi 01 [commission of sewers for the wapentakes of Bingham and Newark, Nottinghamshire], second sheet, verso
First Lines:
Seyngurs þat solem weer sembled hem al samen
Þat were gra[c]ious & gode & glad of þer gamen…
Last Lines:
…Hie þe hom hastili and þou salt haue þi hire
For woth mi dere derling to dali I desire
Editions:
Turville-Petre, Thorlac. “The Lament for Sir John Berkeley.” Speculum 57 (1982): 332-8: 336-8.