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The alphabetical order is that in which the matter is found written in the manuscript.
The Boris hede furst.
[Porkington MS. No. 10, fol. 202; ? ab. 1460-70 A.D.]
TT Lordys, kny3ttis, and skyers,
¶¶ The boris hede, as I yow say,
He takis his leyfe, & gothe his way
TT Then commys in pe secund kowrs with mekyll pryde,
pe crannis & pe heyrrouns, pe bytturis by pe syde, pe partrychys & pe plowers, pe wodcokis & pe snyt, Witt hay. TT Larkys in hoot schow,2 ladys for to pyk, Good drynk perto, lycyvs and fyñ, Blwet of allmayñ,3 romnay and wyin,
¶¶ Gud bred, alle & wyin, daer I well say, pe boris hede witt musterd armyd soo gay, ¶¶ furmante to podtage, witt wennissun fyn,
& pe hombuls of pe dow, & all pat euer commis in, 1 Cappons I-bake witt pe pesys of pe roow, Reysons of corrans, witt odyre spysis moo,
1 "When you print I recommend that the first line of the MS. 'Hey, hey,' &c. should stand alone in two lines. They are the burthen of the song, and were a sort of accompaniment, or undersong, sung throughout, while an upper voice sang the words and tune. You will see numbers of the same kind in Wright's Songs and Carols printed by the Percy Society. It was common in the 14th and 15th centuries."-WM. CHAPPELL.
This Carol is printed in Reliq. Antiq., vol. ii., and is inserted here-copied from and read with the MS.-to fill up a blank page. The title is mine.
2 ? sewe, stew. 3 the name of a wyne. Recipes for the dish Brouet of Almayne (H. O.), Brewet of Almony, Breuet de Almonde, are in Household Ordinances, p. 456; Forme of Cury, p. 29, and Liber Cure Cocorum, p. 12. 4 MS. End. 5 Recipe for Potage de Frumenty in Household Ordinances, p. 425.
[Fol. 202 b.]