Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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HeUques of English Poetry, iii, 76.
" We have here a short summary of King Arthur's History as given by Jeff, of Monmouth and the old Chronicles, with the addition of a few circumstances from the romance Morie Arthur.—The ancient chroni­cle of Ger. de Leew (quoted above in p. 40,) seems to have been chiefly followed: upon the authority of which we have restored some of the names which were corrupted in the MS., and have transposed one stanza, which appeared to be misplaced: viz., that beginning at v. 49, which in the MS. followed v. 36. " Printed from the Editor's ancient folio MS."
Op Brutus' blood, in Brittaine borne,
King Arthur I am to name ; Through Christendome and Heathynesse
Well knowne is my worthy fame.
In Jesus Christ I doe beleeve;
I am a Christyan bore ; The Father, Sone, and Holy Gost,
One God, I doe adore.
1. MS., Bruitehii.