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Sithen the siege and the assault was ceased at Troy
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight — 2530 alliterative lines in stanzas with rhyming wheel and bob
Title(s): Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Subjects: Christmastide; romances; beheading game; Gawain, stories of
Versification: — romances, five-line — ababa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Nero A.X (art. 3), ff. 91-124v
First Lines:
Siþen þe sege and þe assaut watz sesed at Troye
Þe borȝ brittened and brent to brondez and askez…
Last Lines:
…Now þat bere þe croun of þorne
He bryng vus to his blysse
Note: Followed by motto of the Order of the Garter, ‘Hony soyt qui mal pence’.
Facsimiles:
Gollancz, Israel, ed. Pearl, Cleanness, Patience and Sir Gawain. EETS o.s. 162 (1923); repr. 1971.
Editions:
Madden, Frederick, ed. Syr Gawayne. Bannatyne Club. London: R. and J. Taylor, 1839: 3-92.
Morris, Richard, ed. Sir Gawayne and the Green Knight. EETS 4 o.s. 4 (1864).
Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel, and Eric Valentine Gordon, eds. Sir Gawain & the Green Knight. Oxford: Clarendon, 1925, 1949.
Gollancz, Israel, ed. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight EETS o.s. 210 (1940); repr. 1966.
Ford, Boris. The Age of Chaucer, with an Anthology of Medieval Poems. Hammersmith, Melbourne, etc.: Penguin, 1954: 351-430.
Cawley, Arthur C., ed. Pearl, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. London: Dent, 1962.
Spearing, A. C., and J. E. Spearing. Poetry of the Age of Chaucer. London: Edward Arnold, 1974: 88-111.
Andrew, Malcolm, and Ronald Waldron, eds. The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript: Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. London: Edward Arnold, and Berkeley: University of California, 1978; repr. York Medieval Texts, second series: 207-300.
Burrow, John, ed. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. New Haven: Yale UP, 1982.
Vantuono, William, ed. The Pearl Poems: An Omnibus Edition. 2 vols. The Renaissance Imagination series vols. 5 and 6. New York: Garland, 1984: 2.46-190.
Dunn, Charles W., and Edward T. Byrnes, eds. Middle English Literature. New York, 1973; 2nd ed. New York: Garland, 1990: 377-459.