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DIMEV 484
An hart if he chased he will desire to a river
On a hart crossing a river or stream as it flees the hunter — varying number of lines, in strings of roughly monorhyming short lines
Subjects: hunting; irregular
Versification: — aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library 163 [olim Wagstaff 9, prior Petworth 8], f. 186
Transcription:
An herte if he Chased
he woll desyre to a rewer
also soone as he takyth
the Rever he soyleth
if he take thritte over the Rever he crosseth
if he returne he recrosseth
If he take with the streme he fletyth
If he take ayenste the streme he betyth
or brekyth yf he take the lond be fleyth