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IMEV 543
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Blowing was made for great game
Against Blowing one’s own Horn — six quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘I hold hym wyse and wel itaught / Can bar an horn and blow it nought’
Note: For burden appearing separately see 1833, and Windsor, St George’s Chapel, Windsor E.I.I, f. 95v, pr. bad key, 74; Greene (1977), 434.
Subjects: advice, moral; boasting, against
Versification: — four-line, two-line — aa, aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. e.1 (SC 29734), f. 22
First Lines:
Blowyng was mad for gret game
Of þis blowyng cometh mekell grame…
Last Lines:
…Be war to whom þou tellist þi tale
but bar a horne & blow it navgt
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols from a manuscript…of the Fifteenth Century. Percy Society 23. London: Richards, 1847: 23-4.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. Early English Lyrics…. London: Buller, 1907, 1911 et seq: 192.
Masters, James Edwin, ed. Rymes of the Minstrels. Shaftesbury, Dorset: High House Press, 1927; anonymous: 8.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 234; 1977, 208-9.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 474-5.