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As I could walk because of recreation
Dialogue between a Clerk and a Husbandman — seven 8-line stanzas with refrain: ‘Turn vp her halter and let her go’
Note: For a poem with the same refrain see 2312.
Subjects: dialogues
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 38666, f. 174-174v
First Lines:
As I cowth walke be cause of recreacion
As I kan be a grene wade syde…
Last Lines:
…ffor wether þu tell me trouth or noe
Thou scalte nat make me myse beleue
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild. “Dialogue between a Clerk and a Husbandman.” Modern Language Notes 33 (1918): 415-7: 415-17.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 180-1.