The text has been modernized, though many old forms have been allowed to stand; they are glossed. The text is in the Northen Middle English dialect; occasional Northernisms have been retained
Of all these keen conquerours to carpe it were kind;
carp = tell
- Modernized from the text of W.C. Hazlitt,
Remains of Early Popular Poetry in England
- , London, 1864-66.