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When that in old time by ancient antiquity
On Troy — two seven-line stanzas (aaabbcc)
Subjects: Troy, legends of
Versification: — seven-line — aaabbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Fitzwilliam Museum McClean 182 [olim Ashburnham 134], f. 139
First Lines:
Whan that in old tym by awnsyent antyquety
Trubulis of weres than wer in exersie…
Last Lines:
…To retire for trus and yt many tymes desir
ffor all ther worthy[n]es this th[e]i dyd requyr
Note: Flyleaf.
Editions:
Edwards, A. S. G. “Stanzas on Troy.” English Language Notes 7 (1969-70): 246-8: 247-8.