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The man that the hare I-met
Burlesque charm by the names of a hare — introduction and conclusion of five couplets each, with forty-four lines of text of the names of the hare
Subjects: charms; hares
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 86 (SC 1687), ff. 168-168v
First Lines:
Þe mon þat þe hare I met
Ne shal him neuere be þe bet…
Last Lines:
…Þat þou come to me ded
Oþer in ciue oþer in bred Amen
Attributed Title: Les nouns de vn leure en engleis (f. 168)
Facsimiles:
Tschann, Judith A., and Malcolm B. Parkes. “Introduction.” Facsimile of Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Digby 86 EETS s.s. 16 (1996).
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.133-4.
Ross, Alan S. C. “The Middle English Names of a Hare.” Proceedings of the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society 3 (1932-5): 347-77.