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DIMEV 5495
The swain he proffers his sword with swithe sore sighs
Two fragmentary extracts from an alliterative translation of Les Voeux du Paon of Jacques d’Longuyon — 14 lines
Note: Cf. 959 for another fragment of the same original. Translates lines 2393-8 and 2117-25; formerly included in 6306.
Subjects: romances



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Present location unknown, James Fairhurst olim sold Keen, 1948
First Lines:
De swanyn he profres his swerde with swithe sore siches
And danne biddes de beurn bi alle his goddes…
Last Lines:
…Of dis metere & of mor minegen i thenke
And carpe to do conquerour of i come dennes
Editions:
Turville-Petre, Thorlac. “A Lost Alliterative Alexander Romance.” Review of English Studies n.s. 30 (1979): 306-7: 306.