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DIMEV 6533
IMEV 4081
NIMEV 4081
Whilom there was a noble king
Parthenope of Blois (Version B) — in quatrains (abab)
Note: Cf. 6615.
Title(s): Parthenope of Blois
Subjects: romances
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 32 [olim Penrose 6; prior Delamere], ff. 164rb-165vb
First Lines:
[w]hilum ther was a noble kynge
That was dowghtty holden in dede…
Last Lines:
…Theer wiht they casten vp a lowe crye
Thee folk they ioynede for heyghe they helde…
Attributed Title: Pertinope (RT)