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Tournay you has tight
Laurence Minot, ‘The Siege of Tournay’ — six 8-line (abababab) and three 11-line (ababababcab) stanzas
Author(s): Laurence Minot
Title(s): ‘The Siege of Tournay’
Subjects: Tournay, siege of; historical poems
Versification: — eight-line, eleven-line — abababab, ababababcab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Galba E.IX, ff. 54rb-54va
First Lines:
Towrenay ȝow has tight
to timber trey and tene…
Last Lines:
…god grante him graces gode
and fro all sins vs saue
Note: Ends ‘Amen’ at end of last line, f. 54va.
Attributed Title: Herknis how king Edward lay / With his men bifor tournay (rubric couplet heading by scribe, f. 54rb)
Editions:
Ritson, Joseph, ed. Poems, written anno-MCCLII (Minot). London: Burn, 1825: 122-5.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Political Poems and Songs relating to English History, composed during the period From the Accession of Edward III to that of Richard III. 2 vols. Rolls Series 14 (1859, 1861); repr. Kraus, 1965: 1.72-4.
Scholle, Wilhelm. Laurence Minots Lieder. Quellen und Forschungen 52. Strassburg: Trübner, 1884: 20-2.
Hall, Joseph. The Poems of Laurence Minot. Oxford: Clarendon, 1887; rev. ed., 1914: 17-20.
Stedman, Douglas C., ed. The War Ballads of Laurence Minot. Dublin: Hodges, Figgis; London: Simpkin, etc., 1917: 20-22.