The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
The moon in the morning merely rose
Nonsense verses — twenty-one alliterative lines
Subjects: nonsense; Robin Hood
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.3.1
, f. 10v
The mone in þe mornyng merely rose
When þe sonne &
þe sevoun sterris softely were leyd…
…for to mote of myche what more þen a lytull
& robyn hod runnen at þe gleyve
Note: Nineteenth-century transcript in London, British Library Egerton 2257, ff.
The Heege Manuscript: A Facsimile of National Library of Scotland MS
Leeds Texts and Monographs, n.s. 16. Leeds: School of English,
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds.
2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.84.
“Some Medieval English Manuscripts in the North-East Midlands.”
Manuscripts and Readers in Fifteenth-Century England: The Literary
Implications of Manuscript Study (Essays from the 1981 Conference at the University
Ed. Derek Pearsall. Cambridge UK and Totowa, NJ: D.S. Brewer and Biblio
Distribution Services, 1983. 125-41: 137-8.