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IMEV 4262
NIMEV 4262
Ye that lengen in land Lords and other
Fragment of a romance of Alexander: ‘The Story of Alexander and Dindimus’ — in alliterative lines
Note: For further fragments of another text see 6306; for another fragment from the same original text see Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 264 (SC 2464) below [olim IMEV 4262B].
Title(s): The Story of Alexander and Dindimus
Subjects: romances; fragments
Versification: — alliteration



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 264 (SC 2464), ff. 209-215v
First Lines:
Whan þis weith at his wil weduring hadde
Ful raþe rommede he rydinge þedirre…
Last Lines:
…Whan graue was þe graie ston þe grime king rydus
& alle meven his men fro þe marke euene
Note: 1139 lines
Editions:
Stevenson, Joseph, ed. The Alliterative Romance of Alexander. Roxburghe Club 67. London, 1849.
Skeat, Walter William, ed. The Alliterative Romance of Alexander and Dindimus. EETS e.s. 31 (1878); repr. 1987.
Magoun, Francis Peabody, ed. The Gests of King Alexander of Macedon. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1929; repr. 1973: 121-70.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 187-9 (excerpts).
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Greaves 60 (SC 3832), ff. iv-16; 21-24v; 17-20
First Lines:
Ye þat lengen in londe lordes and ooþer
Beurnes or bacheleres þat boldely thenken…
Last Lines:
…That all þe wightes in þe worlde it wynne ne myght
But ȝif fode lacked too ludes within…
Note: ff. iv-16 (lines 1-773), ff. 17-20 (lines 1035-1247), ff. 21-24 (lines 774-1034); fragmentary
Attributed Title: Þe Worþie King and Emperour Alisaunder of Macedoine (f. iv)
Editions:
Skeat, Walter William, ed. The Romance of William of Palerne. EETS e.s. 1 (1867); repr. 1973: 177-218.
Trautmann, Moritz. über Verfasser und Entstehungszeit Einiger Alliterirender Gedichte des Altenglischen. Halle: Niemeyer, 1876.
Magoun, Francis Peabody, ed. The Gests of King Alexander of Macedon. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1929; repr. 1973: 171-216.
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Greaves 60 (SC 3832), f. 16v
First Lines:
Yee þat lengen in lond lordes and ooþer
Beurnes or bacheleres þat boldely thenken…
Last Lines:
…ffor a feller in fyght founde men seelde
While hym lasted his life londes to yeeme
Note: Duplicate (false start?) of lines 1-5, 15-23, 27-43.
Attributed Title: Þe Worþie King and Emperour Alisaunder of Macedoine (f. iv)
Editions:
Magoun, Francis Peabody, ed. The Gests of King Alexander of Macedon. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1929; repr. 1973: 243-4.