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Sith the time that Christ Jesu
Guy of Warwick (First version) — 11,095 lines in couplets.
Note: For other texts see 4908 (Second version); 1557 (continuation of the story after Guy’s marriage); 6734.
Title(s): Guy of Warwick
Subjects: romances
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 107/176, pp. 1-271
First Lines:
Syth the tyme þat cryst jhesu
Thorough hys grace & vertu…
Last Lines:
…And on owres when we be dede
And graunt vs in hevyn to have a sted
Note: Corresponds in part to 4908.
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. The Romances of Guy of Warwick, from the Auchinleck MS. and the Caius MS. 3 vols. EETS e.s. 42 (1883); 49 (1887); 59 (1891); repr. as one vol., 1966.
2.Source: London, British Library Sloane 1044, ff. 248-248v
First Lines:
…[þei] þonkeþ god þat al haþ wrouȝt
[þ]at hym þider to hem haþ brouȝt…
Last Lines:
…And þe weder was myry and briȝt
And Guy þouȝt him anon riȝt…
Note: A fragment: 216 lines.
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. The Romances of Guy of Warwick, from the Auchinleck MS. and the Caius MS. 3 vols. EETS e.s. 42 (1883); 49 (1887); 59 (1891); repr. as one vol., 1966.
Zupitza, Julius. “Zur Literaturgeschichte des Guy von Warwick.” österrichische Akademie der Wissenschaften Philosophisch-historische Klasse 74 (1873): 623-45: 624-9.
3.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.2.1 [Auchinleck MS], ff. 108ra-146vb
First Lines:
…His lord he serued treweliche
In al þing manschipeliche…
Last Lines:
…At Warwik þan henge þe heued anon
Mani [ erased ] man wondred þer apon
Note: Probably began on stub, f. 107, so begins imperfectly; extends to line 7306 but imperfect through omissions.
Editions:
Turnbull, William Barclay David Donald, ed. The Romances of Sir Guy of Warwick, and Rembrun his son. Abbotsford Club 18. Edinburgh, 1840: 1-266.
Bad Key: Zupitza1883-9.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 12540. [The history of Guy of Warwick], [London?: [R. Pynson, 1500?]].
Note: Fragment: three leaves; lines 4663-4722, 5023-5142 of Copland.
2.Source: STC 12541.5. [The history of Guy of Warwick], [In Lothbury w. Copland: s.n., ca. 1565]. , ff. 1-1v
First Lines:
…He wente and prayed kynge Athelstone
Alone with hym for to gone…
Last Lines:
…Alas quod Guy with ruly mode
Now haue I broken my swerde that was so gode…
Note: Single leaf (lines 7293-7382 of Copland); Bodleian Library shelfmark Douce fragm. e. 14.
3.Source: STC 12542. [Here endeth the booke of the moste victoryous prynce, Guy of Warwick.], [London?: W. Copland] 1553. , ff. 1-1v
Editions:
Schleich, Gustav, ed. Guy of Warwick. Palaestra Palaestra139. Leipzig: Mayer & Müller, 1923.