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True king that sits in throne
Laurence Minot, Battle of Halidon Hill — 92 lines in 8-line stanzas (abababab)
Author(s): Laurence Minot
Subjects: Halidon Hill, battle of
Versification: — eight-line — abababab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Galba E.IX, ff. 52ra-52rb
First Lines:
Trew king þat sates in trone
vnto þe I tell my tale…
Last Lines:
…Ihesu for þi woundes fiue
in ingland help vs to haue pese
Note: Followed immediately by rubric couplet heading to 4796.
Attributed Title: Lithes and I will tell ȝow tyll / þe bataile of halidon hyll (rubric above first line, f. 52ra)
Editions:
Ritson, Joseph, ed. Poems, written anno-MCCLII (Minot). London: Burn, 1825: 1-5.
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: 1.58-61.
Kluge, Friedrich. Mittelenglisches Lesebuch. Halle: Neimeyer, 1912: 96.
Emerson, Oliver F. A Middle English Reader. London and New York: Macmillan, 1905: 157-60.
Scholle, Wilhelm. Laurence Minots Lieder. Quellen und Forschungen 52. Strassburg: Trübner, 1884: 1.4.
Hall, Joseph. The Poems of Laurence Minot. Oxford: Clarendon, 1887; rev. ed., 1914: 1-4.
Stedman, Douglas C., ed. The War Ballads of Laurence Minot. Dublin: Hodges, Figgis; London: Simpkin, etc., 1917: 1.4.
Mätzner, Edouard Adolf Ferdinand. Altenglische Sprachproben, I: Poesie. Berlin: Wiedmann, 1867: 1.321.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin-Charlottenburg: E. Schütt, 1954: 369.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin, 1954; 3rd ed.; trans. as Medieval English: a Old English and Middle English Anthology Berlin West, 1958: 380.
Dunn, Charles W., and Edward T. Byrnes, eds. Middle English Literature. New York, 1973; 2nd ed. New York: Garland, 1990: 231.