The Rotherley Poem, Ellesmere fol. ii v (ll. 115-21)
Thys Bore may well be callyd the Bore of grace,
Of whom prophesies of Antiquite makyth mencion;
Which, as hyt is sayde, wythyn shorte space
Schall in grete need socowre the lyonne,
And in that batell gete hym grete renoun,
Confounde hys mortall fone, ellys were grete ruyth;
That day shall be knowen hys permanent truth. (ll. 115-21)
[Stanza starting immediately below the stylus.]
The Canterbury Tales: The New Ellesmere Chaucer Monochromatic Facsimile (of Huntington Library MS El 26 C 9). Ed. Daniel Woodward and Martin Stevens. San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, 1997. ff. ii v - iv r
Alfred David, "The Ownership and Use of the Ellesmere Manuscript" The Ellesmere Chaucer: Essays in Interpretation. Ed. Martin Stevens & David Woodward. San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, 1995. 307-26.
Edwin Ford Piper, "The Royal Boar and the Ellesmere Chaucer." Philological Quarterly 5 (1926) 333, 335.