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Sir John Mandeville and Sir Mark of Venice
John Mandeville, ‘Off the Grete Caan Emperour of Tartaria’, an extract from Mandeville’s Travels — 313 lines in 8-line stanzas
Note: Cf. 427.
Author(s): John Mandeville
Title(s): ‘Off the Grete Caan Emperour of Tartaria’
Subjects: travel poems
Versification: — eight-line — heroic



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library e Musaeo 160 (SC 3692), ff. 113v; 109-112v; 115
First Lines:
[ ]ll & sir Marc of Veneese
[ ]both of suth do saye…
Last Lines:
…In all lust & plesur doth ey lye
Thus ar they blyndid wortherly
Note: Fragments.
Attributed Title: Off the grete Caan Emperour of tartaria (f. 113v)
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 2.113-15 (lines 185-282).
Hazlitt, William Carew. Remains of the Early Popular Poetry of England. London: J. R. Smith, 1864-6: 1.155-58 (lines 185-282).
Seymour, M. C. “Mandeville and Marco Polo: A Stanzaic Fragment.” Journal of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association 21 (1964): 39-52: 42-50.