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The lion stands on the hill
The Bestiary, or Physiologus — 602 short lines of unrhymed alliterative verse
Subjects: bestiaries; animals
Versification: — alliteration



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Arundel 292, ff. 4-10v
First Lines:
De leun stant on hille
& he man hunten here…
Last Lines:
…In hole of ston ge maked hir nest
In cristes milce irre hope is best
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. “An Old English Bestiarius.” In Altdeutsche Blätter. Moriz Haupt, and August Heinrich Hoffmann, eds. 2 vols. Leipzig: Brockhaus, 1836, 1840: 2.99-120: 2.99-120.
Mätzner, Edouard Adolf Ferdinand. Altenglische Sprachproben, I: Poesie. Berlin: Wiedmann, 1867: 1.57-75.
Morris, Richard, ed. An Old English Miscellany: A Bestiary, Kentish Sermons, Proverbs of Alfred and Religious Poems of the Thirteenth Century. EETS o.s. 49 (1872); repr. 1988: 1-25.
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.208-27.
Hall, Joseph. Selections from Early Middle English, 1130-1250. 2 parts. Oxford: Clarendon, 1920, 1951: 176-96.
Bennett, Jack Arthur Walter, and G. V. Smithers, eds. Early Middle English Verse and Prose. Oxford: Clarendon, 1966: 165-73.
Wirtjes, Hanneke, ed. The Middle English Physiologus. EETS 299 o.s. 299 (1991): 1-21.