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XIX.: ENVOY TO ALISON. - Geoffrey Chaucer, The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, vol. 7 (Supplement: Chaucerian and Other Pieces) 
The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, edited from numerous manuscripts by the Rev. Walter W. Skeat (2nd ed.) (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1899). 7 vols.
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ENVOY TO ALISON.
From F. (Fairfax 16); collated with T. (Tanner 346); and Th. (Thynne, ed. 1532).
Th. Lenuoye; T. The Lenuoye; F.om.
[1. ]F. boke; T. Th. booke. Th. foule.
[2. ]All beaute.
[3. ]All the (twice).
[5. ]So all.
[6. ]Th. abeyeng (!).
[7. ]F. T. goode; Th. good. Th. best; F. T. beste.
[9. ]All somme, some. Th. plesaunt; F. plesant.
[10. ]T. thorugh; F. thorgh; Th. through.
[11. ]All the.
[12. ]All ne (before had).
[13. ]So all (with the for thee).
[14. ]Th. good. Th. best; F. T. beste.
[16. ]I supply as.
[17. ]T. Th. trouth; F. trouthe.
[18. ]F. abregge; Th. abrege; T. abrigge. T. sorow; F. sorwes; Th. sorowes.
[20. ]All amonge. T. Th. notifye; F. notefye.
[21. ]T. Th. al; F. alle. F. T. goode; Th. good.
[24. ]Th. T. Illumyned; F. Enlumyned. F. Rote (with capital). All beaute. F. and of; Th. T. om. of.
[25. ]F. Suspiries; Th. Suspires.
[26. ]T. beseke. Th. alege.
[27. ]F. goode; Th. T. good. After 27: Th. Explicit; F. T. om.
[1.]lewde book, unlearned book. It is not known to what book this refers. It has nothing to do with the preceding poem. My guess, in vol. i. p. 40, that this piece might be Hoccleve’s, is quite untenable. His pieces are all known, and the metrical form is of later date. See the next note.
[11.]Too long; perhaps servant should be struck out. So in l. 13 we could spare the word als. But ll. 17, 18, 19, 20, are all of an unconscionable length.
[22–7.]I believe I was the first to detect the obvious acrostic on the name of Alison; see vol. i. p. 40. The sense of ll. 25–6 (which are forced and poor) is—‘I beseech (you) of your grace, let your writing (in reply) alleviate the sighs which I pour out in silence.’