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Soothly by Arthurs day
Sir Landeval — 535 lines in couplets
Note: Cf. 930 and 1144.
Title(s): Sir Landeval
Subjects: romances
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.86 (SC 11951), ff. 119v-128
First Lines:
Sothly by Arthwrys day
Was bretayn yn grete nobyle…
Last Lines:
…Butt god for his greatt mercy
Bryng vs to his blysse on highe
Attributed Title: landavall (added by later sixteenth-century hand, f. 119v)
Editions:
Kittredge, George Lyman. “Launfal (Rawlinson Version).” American Journal of Philology 10 (1889): 1-33: 1.
Zimmerman, Rudolf, ed. Sir Landeval. Königsberg: Hartung, 1901.
Laskaya, Anna, and Eve Salisbury, eds. The Middle English Breton Lays. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1995: 423-37.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Malone 941 (printed) [Launfal fragments], ff. 1v-9v
First Lines:
…nges by the dayes of Arthur
[ ]tayne in great honoure
[ ] great whyle
[ ]ery carlyle
[ ]n many an heyre
[ ]yde where
[ ]ble the knyghtes all
[ ]the in bowre and in hall
[ ] the worlde so wyde
[ ]n on euery syde
[ ] and squyers eke
[ ]ers came hym to seke
[ ]e noblenes
[ ]s courte alway es
[ ] and treasoure
[ ] of honoure
[ ]was a bachelere
[ ]any a yere
[ ] of moche myght
[ ] forsothe he hyght
[ ] gaue gyftes myghtely
[ ] but gaue full largely
[ ]þe it spente
[ ]an he had rente
[ ]ly he it sette
[ ]e fer in dette
[ ]we well that all was gone
[ ] to make his mone
[ ]o is that man
[ ]athe ne no good can
[ ]raunge lande
[ ]athe I vnderstande…
Last Lines:
…Erle out of the vat[ ]
[ ! ] apon an hyghe mount[ ]
[ ] This Erle there chau[ ]
[ ]d set hym on a full [ ]
[ ]an went…
Note: Fragments of early printed Sir Launfall, the last fragment only a small portion of the centre of a leaf, mounted on a paper frame.
Attributed Title: The treaty[se ] (f. 1)