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DIMEV 5552
IMEV 3518.5
NIMEV 3518.5
Then the knight and the steward free
Sir Amadace — generally in 12-line stanzas
Title(s): Sir Amadace
Subjects: romances
Versification: — twelve-line — aabccbddbeeb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.3.1, ff. 68-84
First Lines:
…þoffe y owe syche too
downe sate sir amadas & hee
And kast how þat best myȝt bee
boþe far and nere…
Last Lines:
…yette schall þei cum sum tyme þer tyll
And passe full wele a wey
Note: 778 lines.
Attributed Title: Sir amadas (RT)
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:
Weber, Henry William. Metrical Romances of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Centuries. 3 vols. Edinburgh: A. Carstalle, 1810: 3.243-75.
Smith, M. N., ed. “An Edition of the Ireland and Edinburgh Texts of Sir Amadace.” Leeds University Library, unpublished.
2.Source: Princeton, Princeton University Library Taylor Medieval 9 [olim Bodmer, prior Ireland, Blackburn], ff. 17-34v
First Lines:
…Henne the knyȝt and þe stuard fre
Þay casten þere hone hit best myȝte be
bothe be ferre and Nere…
Last Lines:
…Blesse and glade þis cumpany
And ore vs halde his hande
Note: Imperfect at beginning due to loss of folio 16, with first 48 lines.
Attributed Title: ffinis de sir Amadace (f. 34v)
Editions:
Robson, John. “Three Early English Metrical Romances.” Camden Society o.s. 18 (1842): 27-56.
Stephens, George. Ghost-Thanks, or, The Grateful Unburied. Hazlitt Tracts 4/6. Cheapinghaven: Michaelsen and Tillge, 1860.
Smith, M. N., ed. “An Edition of the Ireland and Edinburgh Texts of Sir Amadace.” Leeds University Library, unpublished.
Foster, Edward E., ed. Amis and Amiloun, Robert of Cisyle, and Sir Amadace. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1997. 2nd ed. 2007: 111-145.