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Busken berns bows britnen
One quatrain (or twelve short lines?) of rhyming, alliterative verse, evoking hunting scenes.
Subjects: lyrics; hunting
Versification: — Monorhymed quatrain — monorhyme, alliteration



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 499, f. 65
Transcription:
busken bernes boues brytnen blithe burdes botes beden
brothli brestes brouli bleden beuien berdes braches beden
brockes burken bowes baren broune bores bolde breden
bicches burken bores buten brithe blosmes brode breden
Note: Added to the margin of a Latin manuscript. Written as prose.
Editions:
Pickering, Oliver S. “Newly Discovered Secular Lyrics from Later Thirteenth-Century Cheshire.” Review of English Studies n.s. 43 (1992): 157-80: 163.