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Sith Gabriel gan greet
Sir Pers of Birmingham — in 6-line stanzas (aabccb)
Title(s): Sir Pers of Birmingham
Subjects: laments; Peter of Birmingham, lord Tethmoy, death of; Ireland, English settlement of
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 913, ff. 50-51v
First Lines:
Sith Gabriel gan grete
vre ledi mari swete…
Last Lines:
…And god pardon ibouȝt
two hundred daies and mo
Note: 132 lines; nineteenth-century transcript, London, British Library Addit. 20091, ff. 50v-57v.
2.Source: London, British Library Lansdowne 418, f. 88
First Lines:
Sith Gabriell gan grete
Ure ladi mari swete…
Last Lines:
…And god pardon ibroght
Two hundred daies & mo
Note: note: ‘Out of a smale olde book in parchment called the book of Rosse or of Waterford’ (f. 88). This copy was made in 1608. Folio number reflects the most recent foliation.
Editions:
Ritson, Joseph, ed. Ancient Songs and Ballads from the Reign of King Henry the Second to the Revolution. 2 vols. London, 1829; re-ed. William Carew Hazlitt London, 1877: 1.70-5.
Heuser, Wilhelm. Die Kildare-Gedichte… Bonner Beiträge zur Anglistik 14. Bonn: P. Hanstein, 1904: 161-4.