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That Piers said
Robert Mannyng, two reflective stanzas added to his trans. of Langtoft’s six Anglo-Norman stanzas on Merlin’s prophecies fulfilled in King Edward
Note: Editions without naming source: Wright (1839), 308; Wright (1866), 2.268.
Author(s): Robert Mannyng
Subjects: Merlin; prophecies; chronicles, verse in
Versification: — tail rhyme — aab
Bibliographic Ghosts: London, Lambeth Palace Library 131: not in this MS.



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Inner Temple Petyt 511.7 (Part VII), f. 177r3
Transcription:
þat Pers said
me þink it is laid
þe pes so trewe
now ilk ȝere
bi tymes sere
þei gynne all newe
ihesu so meke
I þe biseke
on croice þat was wonded
graunt me þat bone
þe scottes sone
all be confounded
Note: Written as long lines, each containing a rhyming couplet and tail rhyme.
Editions:
Hearne, Thomas, ed. Peter Langtoft’s Chronicle, and Robert Mannyng of Brunne’s Metrical Chronicle. Oxford: at the Theatre, 1725; repr. 1810: 282.
Sullens, Idelle, ed. Robert Mannyng of Brunne: The Chronicle. Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1996: 657.