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DIMEV 5523.5
NIMEV 3495.55
The Welsh and the Irish till our men English help doughtily
Inserted in Robert Mannyng’s Chronicle — four long lines of verse, each containing a couplet and tail rhyme line
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. 176r2
Transcription:
þe Walsh & þe Irish
till our men Inglysh
halp douhtily
þat we þe scottis had
& to prison lad
& come till our crie
now is all ent
& home ere þei went
þe Iris & wals
god gyue at þe perlement
þe scottis be all schent
& hanged bi þe hals
Note: This text may extend further than the transcribed portion. The scribe indicates these interpolations with vertical red lines divdiding the ‘Couwe’ passages into three verse lines. The mark-up here through 1340.
Attributed Author: Couwe (f. 176, margin, in rubric)
Editions:
Sullens, Idelle, ed. Robert Mannyng of Brunne: The Chronicle. Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1996: 655.