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As I stood in a park straight up by a tree
John Lacy, ‘Wyl Bucke his Testament’ — in rhyme royal stanzas
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 197.
Author(s): John Lacy
Title(s): ‘Wyl Bucke his Testament’
Subjects: hunting; testaments
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius A.V, f. 131v
First Lines:
As I stode in A park streght bi A tre
My Arrow in my hand my bow redibent…
Last Lines:
…havok to þe doggis both yong & olde
Let euery howund byt & kep wel hys hold…
Note: 8 stanzas. Final line is indecipherable. The text is incomplete, missing the last 4 stanzas that appear in Rawlinson C.813.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.813 (SC 12653) [Welles Anthology], ff. 30-31v
First Lines:
As I stode yn a parke streyght vpe by a tree
my narowe yn my hande my bowe redye bente…
Last Lines:
…of all crysten men I truste to hym alone
I may noo more speke my brethe ys all gone
Note: 10 stanzas.
Attributed Title: The testament of the bucke (f. 30)
Editions:
Padelford, Frederick Morgan. “Liedersammlungen des xvi. Jahrhunderts…IV.” Anglia 31 (1908): 309-96: 350-2.
Jansen, Sharon L., and Kathleen H. Jordan, eds. The Welles Anthology: MS. Rawlinson C.813: A Critical Edition. Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1991: 150-4.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 15118.5. Lacy, John, wyl bucke his testament, Copland, [c. 1560]
Editions:
Haslewood, Joseph, ed. The Metrical Life of Saint Robert of Knaresborough. London: A. J. Valpy, 1824.