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By a forest as I gan fare
The Mourning of the Hunted Hare — 76 lines in quatrains
Title(s): The Mourning of the Hunted Hare
Subjects: hunting
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.5.48, ff. 112v-113v
First Lines:
ffer in frithe as I can fare
My selfe syȝand allone…
Last Lines:
…ffor welle & woo a way it gothe
And this word hit wendes away
Note: Sixteen stanzas.
Editions:
Hartshorne, Charles Henry. Ancient Metrical Tales. London: W. Pickering, 1829: 165.
Downing, Janay Young A., ed. “A Critical Edition of Cambridge University MS Ff.5.48.” 2 vols. Diss. University of Washington, 1969: 288-90.
2.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Porkington 10, f. 81v
Note: Nineteen stanzas.
Editions:
Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard. Early English Miscellanies in Prose and Verse. London: for the Warton Club, 1855: 2.43-6.
Arber, Edward. The Dunbar Anthology, 1401-1508. London, New York: Frowde, 1901: 142-4.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 107-9.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin, 1954; 3rd ed.; trans. as Medieval English: a Old English and Middle English Anthology Berlin West, 1958: 450 (8 st. only).
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 418-21.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 123-5.