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Charles doughty knights ta le as they a wayward sped
Sir Firumbras — in couplets (lines 1-3410) and 6-line stanzas (lines 3411-7130)
Title(s): Sir Firumbras
Subjects: romances; translations
Versification: — two-line, six-line — aa, aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 33 (SC 25166), ff. 1-77v
First Lines:
Charlis doghti [knyȝtes] .. ta . le as þay a waywarde spedde
Mo þan a þausend with out [ ] slowe þai as þay fledde
& drow hym [ ] wiþ on [ ] are with his host þat was þere
Ac Olyuer was a woundede sare at þat tyme wiþ a spere…
Last Lines:
…Was non of hem þat ys flechs ne raas
Noþer kyng ne baroun ne non þat was
Sche was so fair a þynge
Note: A corrected draft by the author of the opening lines appears on the cover.
Editions:
Herrtage, Sidney John Hervon, ed. The English Charlemagne Romances I: Sir Ferumbras. EETS e.s. 34 (1879); repr. 1966.