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IMEV 3435
NIMEV 3435
The moon in the morning merely rose
Nonsense verses — twenty-one alliterative lines
Subjects: nonsense; Robin Hood
Versification: — alliteration



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.3.1, f. 10v
First Lines:
The mone in þe mornyng merely rose
When þe sonne & þe sevoun sterris softely were leyd…
Last Lines:
…for to mote of myche what more þen a lytull
How reynall & robyn hod runnen at þe gleyve
Note: Nineteenth-century transcript in London, British Library Egerton 2257, ff. 169-?.
Facsimiles:
Hardman, Phillipa. The Heege Manuscript: A Facsimile of National Library of Scotland MS Advocates 19.3.1. Leeds Texts and Monographs, n.s. 16. Leeds: School of English, 2000.
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.84.
Turville-Petre, Thorlac. “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 of York). Ed. Derek Pearsall. Cambridge UK and Totowa, NJ: D.S. Brewer and Biblio Distribution Services, 1983. 125-41: 137-8.