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Summer that ripest mans sustenance
Thomas Hoccleve, Roundel to Henry Somer — fourteen lines
Author(s): Thomas Hoccleve
Title(s): Roundel to Henry Somer
Subjects: Somer, Henry
Versification: — roundel



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 111 [olim Phillipps 8151], f. 39v
First Lines:
Somer þat rypest mannes sustenance
With holsum hete of the Sonnes warmnesse…
Last Lines:
…Is salue & oynement to hir seeknesse
ffor why we this shul synge in Cristemesse
Somer þat rypest mannes sustenance
With holsum hete of the Sonnes warmnesse
Al kynde of man thee holden is to blesse
Note: Follows 5490.
Attributed Title: Cestes Balade & chanceon ensuyantz feurent faites a mon Meistre H Somer quant il estoit Souztresorer (f. 38v)
Facsimiles:
Burrow, John, and A. I. Doyle, eds. Thomas Hoccleve: A Facsimile of the Autograph Verse Manuscripts. EETS s.s. 19 (2002).
Editions:
Mason, George, ed. Poems by Thomas Hoccleve Never Before Printed. London: Roworth, 1796: 60.
Morley, Henry, ed. Shorter English Poems. London, NY: Cassell, Petter, Galpin, 1876: 56-7.
Cohen, Helen Louise. Lyric Forms from France. Folcroft, PA: Folcroft Library Editions, 1922; repr. 1971: 69.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Hoccleve’s Works: The Minor Poems. vol. 1. EETS e.s. 61 (1892); repr. with Gollancz (1925) 73; rev. J. Mitchell and A. Ian Doyle, 1970: 60.
Hammond, Eleanor Prescott. English Verse between Chaucer and Surrey. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1927: 67.
Neilson, William Allan, and Kenneth Grant Tremaye Webster. Chief British Poets of the 14th and 15th Centuries London: Dent; and New York: Dutton, 1916: 204.