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Betwix two knights beyond the sea
The Knight who forgave the Slayer of his Father (from Handlyng Synne, lines 3797-3910)
Note: For the same story in the Northern Homily Cycle see 2765.
Title(s): Handlyng Synne
Subjects: Cross, legends of; tales
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 61 (SC 6922*), ff. 26v-27v
First Lines:
By twyx two knyghtes be ȝond þe se
ffell a gret conteke to be
By twyx þem fell syche wroth & wo
That þe one weyted þe oþer to slo…
Last Lines:
…And þat it myght so be
Prey we all for charite
Attributed Author: Amen quod Rate (f. 27v)
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. Altenglische Legenden: Neue Folge. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1881: 339-40.
Shuffleton, George. Ashmole 61: A Compilation of Popular Middle English Verse. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008: 81-3; 463-5; 606.