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When that Bachus the mighty lord
Colyn Blowbols Testament — 405 lines, generally in couplets
Title(s): Colyn Blowbols Testament
Subjects: testaments
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.86 (SC 11951), ff. 106v-113
First Lines:
Whan that Bachus the myghti lorde
And sy no eke both by one accorde…
Last Lines:
…To draw the bake fer out of them sight
Lest thow be had in repreef and dispite
Attributed Title: Here foloweth Colyn blowbols Testament (scribe, f. 106v); Here endyth Colyn Blobollys Testament (scribe, f. 113)
Editions:
Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard. Nugae Poeticae: Select Pieces of Old English Popular Poetry, Illustrating the Manners and Arts of the Fifteenth Century. London: J. R. Smith, 1844: 1-12.
Hazlitt, William Carew. Remains of the Early Popular Poetry of England. London: J. R. Smith, 1864-6: 1.92-109.