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DIMEV 4919
IMEV 3143.5
NIMEV 3143.5
Sithen the first that were here or may be
Description of the English naval victory over the French at Whitby Haven in 1451 — 120 lines in 8-line stanzas
Subjects: historical poems; Whitby Haven, naval battle of, 1451
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 516, ff. 194v-195v
First Lines:
Sythen the furste þat were here or may be
Wretyn in brute cronycle or yeste…
Last Lines:
…And amende þe diuisioun in oure lordes party
Amen pray we we all for charite
Note: Signed ‘q[uo]d Benet’.
Attributed Author: quod Benet (f. 195v)
Attributed Title: Cronica (194)
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “Victory at Whitby, A.D. 1451.” Studies in Philology 67 (1970): 495-504: 499.