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When folk are feasted and fed fain would they hear
The Romance of The Wars of Alexander the Great — about 5800 lines in irregular alliterative lines
Note: Cf. 6842; also a prose version in Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 91 [Robert Thornton MS], ff. 1-49.
Title(s): The Wars of Alexander the Great
Subjects: romances
Versification: — irregular — alliteration
Bibliographic Ghosts: Present location unknown, James Fairhurst olim sold Keen, 1948: see 5495



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 44 (SC 6925), ff. 1-97v
First Lines:
WHen folk er festid and fed fayn wald þai here
Sum farand þing efter fode to fayn þare her[t]…
Last Lines:
…Tiree & Tasse & Tessale oure tributars ere
Poliponens & Pentapol & Palestyne þe riche
Note: Lines 1-722, 846-5803; lines 23-803 parallel 4262 (A); lines 4019-4714 parallel 4262 (B).
Editions:
Skeat, Walter William, ed. The Wars of Alexander. EETS e.s. 47 (1886); repr. 1973.
Stevenson, Joseph, ed. The Alliterative Romance of Alexander. Roxburghe Club 67. London, 1849.
Duggan, H. N., and Thorlac Turville-Petre, eds. The Wars of Alexander. EETS s.s. 10 (1989).
2.Source: Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 213, ff. 27-66v
Note: Lines 678-3434, 3485-3553.
Editions:
Skeat, Walter William, ed. The Wars of Alexander. EETS e.s. 47 (1886); repr. 1973.
Stevenson, Joseph, ed. The Alliterative Romance of Alexander. Roxburghe Club 67. London, 1849.
Duggan, H. N., and Thorlac Turville-Petre, eds. The Wars of Alexander. EETS s.s. 10 (1989).