The Gestes of Ye worYie King and Emperour,
Alisaunder of Macedoine
Prepared by Hoyt N. Duggan, Department of English, The
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
7 is used for thorn and 3 for yogh.
Lines 79-500 were prepared separately. This text represents
a first copy and has not been carefully proofread.
A 1 Yee 7at lengen in londe lordes and o7er
A 2 Beurnes or bacheleres 7at boldely thenken
A 3 Outher in werre or in wo wightly to dwell
A 4 For to achen hem loose in hur lifetime
A 5 Or dere thinken to do deedes of armes
A 6 To be proved for pris and prest of hemselve
A 7 Tend yee tytely to mee and take goode heede
A 8 I shall sigge forsothe ensaumples ynow
A 9 Of one 7e boldest beurn and best of his deedes
A 10 That ever steede bestrode or sterne was holden
A 11 Now shall I carp of a king kid in his time
A 12 7at had londes and li7es and lor . . .