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DIMEV 4862
IMEV 3117.2
NIMEV 3117.2
Sir emperor dread ye no thing
A fragment from a Caesar Augustus play — 12 lines in 8-line tail-rhyme stanzas
Subjects: dramatic writings; Caesar, Augustus, emperor
Versification: — eight-line — aaabcccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 750 (SC 6621), f. 168
First Lines:
Sire emperoure Dred ye no thynge
Yff there be any ffrensche gedling…
Last Lines:
…Ofur to ye I wyll newe
a daggar þat ys gud & fyne…
Editions:
Davis, Norman. “Introduction.” Non-Cycle Plays and Fragments and the Winchester Dialogues. Facsimiles of plays and fragments in various manuscripts and the Dialogues in Winchester College MS 33. Leeds Texts and Monographs. Medieval Drama Facsimiles 5. Leeds: University of Leeds School of English, 1979: 81-3.
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “A Dramatic Fragment from a Caesar Augustus Play.” Anglia 72 (1954): 31-4: 32.
Davis, Norman, ed. Non-Cycle Plays and Fragments. EETS s.s. 1 (1970): 120.