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DIMEV 507
IMEV 298.5
NIMEV 298.5
And Diomedes birds they were / Called thereafter
The Scottish Troy Fragments (A and B) — in couplets
Note: Inserted in two MSS of Lydgate’s Troy Book, 3995.
Title(s): Troy Book; Troy fragments (Scottish)
Subjects: Troy, tales of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 148 (SC 21722), ff. 290-300v; 307-336v
First Lines:
…The kyng when þis consale was done
In hys hall pryvely rytht sone…
Last Lines:
…Than In his werk al þe ending
Of quhiche efter is bot litill thing…
Note: Fragment B: lines 1-918; 1181-1562 continuing to 3118.
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. Barbours des schottischen Nationaldichters Legendensammlung. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1881: 218-27; 229-34.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.5.30, ff. 11-19
First Lines:
…And dyomedes byrdes þai ware
Callit thare eftre mony a ȝhere…
Last Lines:
…That þar was neuer nane hyr lyk
No neuer sall be pure ne ryk…
Note: Fragment A: 596 lines; beginning corresponds to Troy Book I. 876; MS also includes in Part II, ff. 28-71, extracts copied in A.D.1612.
Attributed Title: her endis barbour and begynis þe monk (f. 19)
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. Barbours des schottischen Nationaldichters Legendensammlung. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1881: 218-27.
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.5.30, ff. 304v-308
First Lines:
…The kyng when þis counsell was done
In hys hall pryvely ryght sone…
Last Lines:
…Inne hye went to pryame þe kyng
To certefye hym of this thyng…
Note: Fragment B: lines 1-1562.
Attributed Title: her endis the monk ande begynnis barbour (f. 304v)
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. Barbours des schottischen Nationaldichters Legendensammlung. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1881: 229-304.