The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
That Piers said
Robert Mannyng, two reflective stanzas added to his trans. of Langtoft’s
six Anglo-Norman stanzas on Merlin’s prophecies fulfilled in King
Author(s): Robert Mannyng
Subjects: Merlin; prophecies; chronicles, verse in
tail rhyme —
Bibliographic Ghosts: London, Lambeth Palace Library 131: not in this MS.
1.Source: London, Inner Temple Petyt 511.7 (Part VII)
, f. 177r3
þat Pers said
me þink it is laid
þe pes so
now ilk ȝere
bi tymes sere
þei gynne all
ihesu so meke
I þe biseke
on croice þat was
graunt me þat bone
þe scottes sone
Note: Written as long lines, each containing a rhyming couplet and tail
Peter Langtoft’s Chronicle, and Robert Mannyng of Brunne’s
Oxford: at the Theatre, 1725; repr. 1810: 282.
Robert Mannyng of Brunne: The Chronicle.
Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1996: 657.