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DIMEV 5458.5
NIMEV 3457.77
The Scots had no grace to speed in their space for to mend their miss
Inserted in Robert Mannyng’s Chronicle — two long lines of verse, each containing a couplet and tail rhyme line
Note: Serves as introduction to 5283.
Subjects: battle, victory over the Scots by the English, Irish, and Welsh
Versification: — tail rhyme — aab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Inner Temple Petyt 511.7 (Part VII), ff. 175v2
Transcription:
þe scottis had no grace
to spede in þer space
for to mend þer misse
þei filed þer face
þat died in þat place
þe Inglis rymed þis
Note: This text may extend further than the transcribed portion. The scribe indicates these interpolations with vertical red lines dividing the ‘Couwe’ passages into three verse lines. The mark-up here extends through 5283.
Editions:
Sullens, Idelle, ed. Robert Mannyng of Brunne: The Chronicle. Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1996: 654.