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Will ye now I-hear words swith good
‘Iacob and Iosep’ — 538 lines in couplets
Title(s): ‘Iacob and Iosep’
Subjects: tales, from Scripture; translations; scripture texts, paraphrases
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 652 (SC 2306)
Note: One missing leaf.
Editions:
Heuser, Wilhelm. “Das Frühmittelenglische Josephlied (MS Bodley 652).” Sammelheft. Bonner Beiträge zur Anglistik herausgegeben von Prof. Dr. M. Trautmann. Heft 17. Bonn: Hansetin, 1905: 83-: 83.
Napier, Arthur Sampson, ed. Iacob and Iosep: A Middle English Poem of the Thirteenth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1916.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin, 1954; 3rd ed.; trans. as Medieval English: a Old English and Middle English Anthology Berlin West, 1958: 229-31 (extracts: 118 lines only).
2.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 32 [olim Penrose 6; prior Delamere], f. 3ra
First Lines:
…ffo[r thee?] loue of Ioseph
[yongge?] hee was and wyilde…
Last Lines:
[…]ye of[…]
[…]Weell[…]
Note: Textually related but almost unrecognizable due to scribal alteration. Fragments of lines divided into half lines, with 524 being the only one clearly identifiable.