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Upon a summer Sunday see I the sun
’Somer Soneday’ — 133 lines in 13-line stanzas alternating with ‘Versus’ of 8 short lines
Title(s): ’Somer Soneday’
Subjects: chanson d’aventure ; Fortune, wheel of
Versification: — thirteen-line — ababababcdddc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 108 (SC 1486), f. 237
First Lines:
[O]pon a somer soneday se I þe sonne
Erly risinde in þe est ende…
Last Lines:
…A bare body in a bed a bere ibrouth him by
A duk drawe to þe deþ wiþ drouping and dare
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 2.7-9.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild. “Somer Soneday.” Studies in English Philology: A Miscellany in Honor of Frederick Klaeber. Kemp Malone, and Martin B. Ruud, eds. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1929: 362-74: 362-6.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 98-102.
Turville-Petre, Thorlac. Alliterative Poetry of the Later Middle Ages. Routledge Medieval English Texts. Washington: Catholic University of America Press, 1989: 142-7.