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There men might well see
Battle of Halidon Hill, an extract from a prose chronicle — 12 couplets
Subjects: historical poems; Halidon Hill, battle of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 4690, ff. 82v-83
First Lines:
There men mighte well see
Many a skotte lightely fflee…
Last Lines:
…Butt Godde þatte is heven king
Sende vs peas and Gode Ending
Note: 64 lines.
Editions:
Ritson, Joseph, ed. Poems, written anno-MCCLII (Minot). London: Burn, 1825: 62-4.
Hall, Joseph. The Poems of Laurence Minot. Oxford: Clarendon, 1887; rev. ed., 1914: 95-7.
Hall, Joseph. The Poems of Laurence Minot. Oxford: Clarendon, 1887; rev. ed., 1914: 101-3.
Brie, Friedrich, ed. The Brut, or the Chronicles of England. EETS o.s. 131 (1906), 136 (1908); repr. 1987: 1.287-9.
2.Source: London, College of Arms, HDN 58 58 [olim Arundel 58], f. 334v
Note: 24 lines.
Editions:
Hearne, Thomas, ed. Robert of Gloucester’s Chronicle. Oxford: at the Theatre, 1724; repr. 1810: 1.lxxxiii4.
Brie, Friedrich, ed. The Brut, or the Chronicles of England. EETS o.s. 131 (1906), 136 (1908); repr. 1987: 1.287-9.
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2833, f. 518rb
First Lines:
There than men myght se
Many a Scott swiftly fle…
Last Lines:
And thus the Scotts discomfityd were
In lytel tyme with gret fere
Note: Transcript of London, College of Arms, HDN 58 58 [olim Arundel 58], fol. 334v.