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The false fox came unto our croft
The false fox — eighteen couplets each with refrain, ‘With how fox how with hey fox hey / Come no more unto our house to bere our geese aweye’
Subjects: tales, beast
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, f. 80v
First Lines:
The fals fox came vnto oure croft
And so oure gese ful fast he sought…
Last Lines:
…I pray the fox seid the goose thoo…
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 285-6.
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.4-5.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 44-5.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 509-11.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 126-7.
Weimann, Klaus. Middle English Animal Literature. Exeter, 1975: 60.