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As I me rode this ender day
A Love Adventure — reconstructed as three 7-line stanzas (ababbbc) with 3-line burden: ‘Nou sprinkes the sprai / Al for loue icche am so seek / Þat slepen i ne mai’
Subjects: carols, amorous; dialogues, lovers’
Versification: — seven-line, three-line — ababbbc, aba



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Lincoln’s Inn Hale 135, f. 137v
First Lines:
þis endre dai als i me rode
o mi [pleyinge]
s[ei]h i hwar a litel mai
bigan to singge…
Last Lines:
…þiif i mai it shal him rewe
bi this dai
Note: MS owned by Alan de Thornton, landowner in Lincolnshire and employed by the abbot of Ramsey, c. 1297.
Editions:
Woodbine, George E. “A Fragment of an Unknown Middle-English Poem.” Modern Language Review 4 (1909): 236: 236.
Skeat, Walter William. “A Fragment of a Middle English Poem.” Modern Language Review 5 (1910): 104-5: 105.
Sisam, Kenneth. Fourteenth Century Verse and Prose. Oxford: Clarendon, 1921: 163.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 119-20.
Sandison, Helen Estabrook. The ‘Chanson d’Aventure’ in Middle English. Bryn Mawr College Monographs, Monograph Series 12. Bryn Mawr, PA: Bryn Mawr College, 1913: 47-8.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 305; 1977, 274.
Auden, Wystan Hugh, and Norman Holmes Pearson, eds. Poets of the English Language. Viking Portable Library vol. 1. New York, 1950: 1.21-2.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin-Charlottenburg: E. Schütt, 1954: 291.
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: 463.
Greene, Richard Leighton, ed. A Selection of English Carols. Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series. Oxford: Clarendon, 1962: 161.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 77-8.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 36-7.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 98-9.
Stemmler, Theo. Medieval English Love-Lyrics. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1970: 10.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 40-1.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 16.
Dunn, Charles W., and Edward T. Byrnes, eds. Middle English Literature. New York, 1973; 2nd ed. New York: Garland, 1990: 203-4.
Millett, Bella. “The Songs of Entertainers and the Song of the Angels: Vernacular Lyric Fragments in Odo of Cheriton’s Sermones de Festis.” Medium Ævum 64 (1995): 17-36: 21 (extract).