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DIMEV 485
An herd of harts
Terms of venery regarding groupings of animals — varying number of lines in blank verse or rough and irregular rhyme
Subjects: hunting
Versification: — irregular — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library 163 [olim Wagstaff 9, prior Petworth 8], ff. 185-186
First Lines:
An herde of hertys
An herde of alle dere…
Last Lines:
…A sauderyng of feyters
A dysworshyppe of Scottes



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 3309. The Manere of Hawkyng and Huntyng and also of cote armours And of the blasynge of armys [and] The treatyse of fysshynge wyth an angle, de Worde, 1496 , sig. e.5v
First Lines:
AN herde of hartys
An Herde of all manere dere…
Last Lines:
…A Rascall of boyes
A Dysworshyp of scottes
Note: One copy in Princeton, University Library Z241.xB37.1496.