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Sometime in France dwelled a plowman
‘A lytell geste how the plowman lerned his pater noster’ — 207 lines in couplets
Subjects: exempla; tales; instruction, religious; plowman
Versification: — two-line — aa



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 20034. Here begynneth a lytell geste how the plowman lerned his pater noster, [London: [By Wynkyn de Worde], 1510] , ff. 1-4v
First Lines:
SOmtyme in fraunce dwelled a plowman
Whiche was myghty bolde & stronge…
Last Lines:
…Unto the whiche he vs brynge
That in heuen reygneth eternall kynge
Note: CUL Sel.5.22.
Attributed Title: Here begynneth a lytell geste how the plowman lerned his pater noster (f. 1)
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.43-7.
Hazlitt, William Carew. Remains of the Early Popular Poetry of England. London: J. R. Smith, 1864-6: 1.210-16.
Bennett, Henry Stanley. England from Chaucer to Caxton. London: Methuen, 1928: 79.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 514-29.