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At a place where he me set
A carol of Hunting — three 5-line stanzas (aaabb) including refrain, ‘We shall have game and sport ynow’ plus burden: ‘As I walked by a forest side / I met with a foster he bad me abide’
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992) TM 214; Ringler Jr. (1988) TP 193.
Subjects: carols, secular; hunting
Versification: — five-line, two-line — aaabb, aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, pp. 3744-375
First Lines:
At a place where he me sett
He bad me what tyme an hart I met…
Last Lines:
…With trororo trororo trororo
How we shall haue game & sport ynow
Explicit
Facsimiles:
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University: Facsimile of Oxford, Balliol MS 354. (http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=balliol&manuscript=ms354).
Editions:
Haselwood, Joseph. Literary Researches into the History of the Book of St. Albans. London: White and Cochrayne, 1811.
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts….” Anglia 26 (1903): 94-285: 194.
Padelford, Frederick Morgan. Early Sixteenth Century Lyrics. Boston and London: D.C. Heath, 1907: 138.
Dyboski, R., ed. Songs, Carols and Other Miscellaneous Poems from Balliol MS. 354, Richard Hill’s Commonplace Book. EETS e.s. 101 (1908); repr. 1984: 103-4.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 287-8; 1977, 256.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 139.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 526.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 5204. Christmasse carolles, de Worde, 1521 , recto
Note: Variant, including four-line burden, ‘As I came by a grene forest syde…’.
Attributed Title: A caroll of huntynge
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald, ed. Neuenglisches Lesebuch. 1 Bd. Halle: Niemayer, 1895: 151.
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts….” Anglia 26 (1903): 94-285: 194-5.
Padelford, Frederick Morgan. Early Sixteenth Century Lyrics. Boston and London: D.C. Heath, 1907: 138.
Dyboski, R., ed. Songs, Carols and Other Miscellaneous Poems from Balliol MS. 354, Richard Hill’s Commonplace Book. EETS e.s. 101 (1908); repr. 1984: 186.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. Early English Lyrics…. London: Buller, 1907, 1911 et seq: 245.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 288; 1977, 256.
Padelford, Frederick Morgan. Early Sixteenth Century Lyrics. Boston and London: D.C. Heath, 1907: 75.