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That many hardy knight of great renown
Gilbert Hay, Buik of Alexander — approximately 20,000 lines in couplets
Note: The Scottish prose version by Hay, cited in Brown and Robbins (1943) *55, apparently does not exist.
Author(s): Gilbert Hay
Title(s): Buik of Alexander
Subjects: romances
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 40732 [olim Taymouth Castle], ff. 1-282
First Lines:
That mony hardie knyght of gret renoun
Into the feild war slane and strikin doun…
Last Lines:
…I pray to thame to pray to hevinis king
To grant ws grace to make ane guide ending
Attributed Title: Heir endis the buike off king allexander the conqueroure (f. 282)
Editions:
Herrmann, Albert, ed. The Taymouth Castle Manuscript of Sir Gilbert Hay’s “The Buik of King Alexander the Conqueror”. R. Gaertners Verlagsbuchhandlung: Berlin, 1898.
Ritchie, Robert Lindsay Graeme, ed. The Buik of Alexander. 4 vols. Scottish Text Society n.s. 12 (1925), 17 (1921), 21 (1927), 25 (1929) Edinburgh, London: Blackwood, 1921-29.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 41063 (v) [olim Taymouth Castle], f. 8
Editions:
Laing, David, ed. The Buik of…Alexander. Bannatyne Club 46. Edinburgh, 1831, 1834.
3.Source: Edinburgh, Scottish Register House MS GD 112/71/9, pp. 1-457
First Lines:
…That mony hardie knycht of gret renoune
Into the feild var slaine and strikin doune…
Last Lines:
…I pray to thame to pray to havinis king
To grant vs grace to mak ane guid ending
Attributed Title: heir endis the buik of king Alexander þe conquerour (p. 457)
Editions:
Extracts from the Buike of King Alexander the Conquerour, a MS. in the Library of Taymouth Castle, 1831. Bannatyne Club, 1834: (NB: Herrmann (1898) questions the accuracy of this citation.).