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IMEV 3322.3
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The cock sayeth in his tongue
Rhyming comment of the first cock in the story of the Three Cocks in the Gesta Romanorum — one couplet
Note: Cf. 2319, 3596, and 4798; Wenzel (1974) says 3 couplets, with 3596 and 4798.
Title(s): Gesta Romanorum
Subjects: birds, as narrators
Versification: — two-line — aa
Bibliographic Ghosts: London, British Library Harley 7333, f. 224v; occurs on f. 180 (see 3596)



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.3.8, f. 61v
Transcription:
þe cok seiþ in ys song
þat to þy lord þou dest gret wornge
Note: Introduced by Latin, Gallus cantauerat & domicella veritas dixit….
Editions:
Erb, Peter C. “Vernacular Material for Preaching in MS Camb. Univ. Lib. Ii.III.8.” Mediaeval Studies 33 (1971): 63-84: 83.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 9066, f. 19v1
Transcription:
what seith the cokke in his songe
for sothe she said thou doest thi lorde wronge
Editions:
Herrtage, Sidney John Hervon, ed. The Early English Version of the Gesta Romanorum. EETS e.s. 33 (1879); repr. 1962: 175.
3.Source: London, British Library Harley 5259, f. 60v1
Transcription:
The cocke saithe in hys songge
þat thove dooste thyn housbande wrongge
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Herbert, John Alexander. Catalogue of Romances in the Department of MSS. in the British Museum. Vol. 3. London, 1910: 3.206.
4.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 78, f. 143va1
Transcription:
The koc seyȝth in hys song
that thow doost thyn hosbownd wrong
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Herrtage, Sidney John Hervon, ed. The Early English Version of the Gesta Romanorum. EETS e.s. 33 (1879); repr. 1962: 175.
Madden, Frederick. The Old English Versions of the Gesta Romanorum. Roxburghe Club. 55. London: Nicol, 1838: 146.