The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 1656
IMEV 1011.5
Grant gracious God grant me this time
The House of Stanley: Scottish Feilde — 422 alliterative lines
Note: For a later version, post 1544, cf. Flodden Field, ff. 120-125; London, British Library Addit. 27879, p. 117; pr. Weber (1808); Evans (1810); Hales and Furnivall (1867), 1.318-40.
Title(s): Scottish Feilde
Subjects: historical poems; Stanley, family history; history, family
Versification: — alliteration — unrhymed

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Dep. c.130 [facsimile of Lyme Hall]
First Lines:
that dred was sone after
Rayled full of redd roses…
Last Lines:
…That have hearkened me here
That heded well my tale
Note: Facsimile of a very long and narrow piece of parchment which contains only this poem. Begins imperfectly. At the end: ‘Finis’.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 27879, pp. 79-90
Hales, John Wesley, and Frederick James Furnivall, eds. Bishop Percy’s Folio Manuscript: Ballads and Romances. 3 vols. London: Trübner, 1867-68: 1.212-34.
Child, Francis James. The English and Scottish Popular Ballads. 5 vols. in 10 parts. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1882-98: 6.355.
Oakden, J. P., ed. “Scottish ffeilde.” Chetham Miscellanies, new series vol. 6. Chetham Society n.s. 94 (1935), item e.
Gray, Douglas. The Oxford Book of Late Medieval Verse and Prose. Oxford: Clarendon, 1985: 9-10.
3.Source: Manchester, John Rylands Library Lyme Hall (Legh), Scottish Feilde (on deposit), ff. 1-5
First Lines:
…that dred was some after
Payles full of redd roses
and riches enough
there he bekered with a bore…
Last Lines:
…that haue hearckened me here
and heard well my tale Finis
Note: Long strips of parchment, probably originally a roll, now folded; begins imperfectly with gaps where missing or destroyed by animals; transcription is Oxford, Bodleian Library Dep. c.130 [facsimile of Lyme Hall]. Followed by ‘The names of the lordes and gentilmen of Scotland that were slaine in deede attis late battaill vpon brankston more.’
Robson, John, ed. “The Scottish Field.” Chetham Miscellanies. Vol. 2. Chetham Society o.s. 37 (1856).