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As I yode on a Monday between Wyltinden and Walle
A ballad on the Scottish Wars — sixty-three quatrains
Note: Contains an early form of Erceldoune’s prophecy: see 620.
Subjects: prophecies, political
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius A.V, ff. 180-181v
First Lines:
Als y yod on a monnday by twene Wylunden and Walle
Me ane after brade waye ay litel man y mette with alle…
Last Lines:
…And þan sal reson raike and ride and wisdome be ware es best
And leaute sal gar leal habide and sithen sal hosbond men af rest
Note: T. (1853) lists MS as Julius A.II.
Editions:
Ritson, Joseph, ed. Ancient Songs and Ballads from the Reign of King Henry the Second to the Revolution. 2 vols. London, 1829; re-ed. William Carew Hazlitt London, 1877: 1.40-50.
Wright, Thomas, ed. The Chronicle of Pierre de Langtoft, in French Verse, from the Earliest Period to the Death of King Edward I. 2 vols. Rolls Series 47 (1866-68): 2.452-66.
Finlay, John, ed. Scottish Historical and Romantic Ballads. Edinburgh: J. Ballantyne, 1808: 2.168 seq..
T., E. “Poem, Supposed to be in the Lancashire Dialect,” The Retrospective Review 1 (May and Aug., 1853): 307-312, 419-20; signed “E. T.” (pp. 312, 420), in “Anecdota Literaria” : 1.307-12.
Child, Francis James. English and Scottish Ballads. 8 vols. in 4, forerunner of next entry. Boston: Houghton, Osgood, also Little, Brown, 1857-58 et seq: 1.273-6.
Child, Francis James. The English and Scottish Popular Ballads. 5 vols. in 10 parts. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1882-98: no. 38, App., 1.333-4 (prophecies omitted).
Brandl, Alois Leonhard. Mittelenglische Sprach- und Literatureproben. 2nd ed. Berlin, 1917; repr. as Middle English Literature New York: Chelsea, 1949: 137.