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Cassamus rose after this talking
The courtly game of ‘Le roi qui ne ment’, an extract from the Voeux du Paon (lines 1604-1977) — 566 lines in 71 numbered 8-line stanzas
Note: Cf. 1318, 3618.
Title(s): Voeux du Paon (extract)
Subjects: games, courtly
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.1.6 [Findern MS], ff. 166-177v
First Lines:
Cassamus roos aftre this talkynge
And took yn counsel y dore and beterys
Chargynge hem they shulde aboue al thynge
Of this presoner be rith war & wys…
Last Lines:
…Large he was of body and there to ryght myȝte
To all folk be cureteys he dede as hys cure
Men seyd of these fore iiii was a noble syȝte
Note: 566 lines
Facsimiles:
Beadle, Richard, and Alfred E. B. Owen. The Findern Manuscript: Cambridge University Library MS. F.1.6. London: Scolar Press, 1977.
Editions:
Rosskopf, Karl, ed. Editio princeps des mittelenglischen Cassamus. Erlangen: Jungo, 1911.