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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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From Th. (Thynne, ed. 1542 ): collated with A. (Ashmole 59), and Cx. (Caxton); readings also given from H. (Harl. 2251).
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Adam, P., Esq., Kidderminster.
Adams, Samuel, Esq., New Barnet.
Ainger, Rev. Canon, Hampstead, London, N.W.
Aldenham, The Right Hon. Lord.
Alderson, Mrs., Worksop.
Allbutt, Prof. Dr. T. Clifford, Cambridge.
Allen, Rev. Canon, Shrewsbury.
Allen, E. G., Bookseller, London, W.C.
Alsop, J. W., Esq., Birkenhead.
Anderson, A., Esq., M.D., Mirfield.
Anderson, J. R., Esq., Keswick.
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Archer-Hind, R. D., Esq., M.A., Trinity College, Cambridge.
Armour, G. A., Esq., Chicago, U.S.A.
Armours, F. J., Esq., Glasgow.
Army & Navy Co-operative Society, London, S.W. (four copies).
Asher & Co., Booksellers, Berlin (eight copies).
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Auddy, Sumbhoo Chunder, Esq., Calcutta.
Babcock, L. H., Esq., New York City, U.S.A.
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Bacon, His Honor Judge, London, W.
Bailey, Rev. J. G., M.A., LL.D., F.S.A., Rochester.
Baillie, A. W. M., Esq., London, W.C.
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Baird, J. G. A., Esq., M.P., London, S.W.
Baker, J., & Son, Booksellers, Clifton (two copies).
Balcarres, Lord, M.P., Wigan.
Barbeau, A., Esq.
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Brett, Charles H., Esq., Belfast.
Brierley, H., Esq., Bury.
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Brooke, Miss Maud, St. John’s Wood, London, N.W.
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Brophy, M. M., Esq., Bloomsbury, London, W.C.
Brown, John Taylor, Esq., LL.D., Edinburgh.
Brown, J. T. T., Esq., Glasgow.
Brown, William, Bookseller, Edinburgh (seven copies).
Brown, Rev. Canon William Haig, LL.D., Charterhouse, Godalming.
Browning, Oscar, Esq., King’s College, Cambridge.
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Brushfield, T. N., Esq., M.D., Budleigh Salterton.
Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Buckley, Mrs. Abel, Andenshaw, near Manchester.
Buckley, R. J., Esq., Heaton Chapel, near Manchester.
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Buller, G. C., Esq., London, E.C.
Bumby, Fred. E., Esq., University College, Nottingham.
Bumpus, J. & E., Ltd., Booksellers, London, W. (six copies).
Bunce, J. Thackray, Esq., Edgbaston.
Burne-Jones, Sir Edward, Bart., West Kensington, London, W.
Burnside, H., Bookseller, Blackheath, London, S.E.
Burrows, Dr., Hampstead, London, N.W.
Butler, A. J., Esq., Weybridge, Surrey.
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Byrne, The Right Hon. Mr. Justice.
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Carter, T. A., Esq., Stratford-on-Avon.
Case, Robert H., Esq., B.A., Liverpool.
Caudwell, Job, Esq., F.R.S.L., Wandsworth, London, S.W.
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Champneys, A. C., Esq., Marlborough College.
Chance, F., Esq., London, S.E.
Chapman, J. J., Esq., Whitby.
Chapple, E., Bookseller, Plymouth.
Cheney, G., Esq., F.S.A., London, S.W.
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Cheyne, Ernest, Esq., West Norwood, London, S.E.
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Clark, Oscar W., Esq., M.B. Oxon., Gloucester.
Clark, W., Esq., D.C.L., F.R.S.C., Trinity College, Toronto.
Clarke, W. H. D., Esq., London, E.C.
Claye, Capt. H. Sandford, Macclesfield.
Coats, Prof. Joseph, Glasgow.
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Cock, Alfred, Esq., Q.C., London, W.
Cohen, F., Bookseller, Bonn.
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Cornish Bros., Booksellers, Birmingham.
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Crabbie of Duncow, J. M., Esq., Dumfries.
Cracroft, R. W., Esq., Temple, London, E.C.
Crampton, W. T., Esq., Leeds.
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Crewe, The Right Hon. Earl.
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Cruickshank, J. W., Esq., Haslemere.
Cummings, William H., Esq., F.S.A., West Dulwich, London, S.E.
Cunliff, R. J., Esq., M.A., LL.B., Glasgow.
Currie, John, Esq., Glasgow.
Da Costa, J. M., Esq., Philadelphia, U.S.A.
Dale, Sir David.
Dale, J., & Co., Booksellers, Bradford.
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Davies, W. R., Esq.
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Doggett, Hugh G., Esq., Clifton.
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Dorey, M., Esq., Dublin.
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Downing, William, Esq., Chaucer Head Library, Birmingham.
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Dulau & Co., Booksellers, London, W. (two copies).
Duncan, Hon. George.
Duncan, W. A., Esq., Woolton, Liverpool.
Dunn, Mrs. Colmore, London, W.
Dunn, Miss Sara R., Thirsk.
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Earle, Miss, Newnham College, Cambridge.
Eccles, Miss Jane Helen, London, S.W.
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Edwards, Francis, Bookseller, Marylebone, London, W. (two copies).
Edwards, John, Esq., Glasgow.
Ellershaw, Rev. H., M.A., Durham.
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Ellis, F. S., Esq., Torquay.
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Faber, Reginald S., Esq., London, N.W.
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Finlay, Sir Robert B., Q.C., London, W.
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Fisher, W. E. Garratt, Esq., Richmond, Surrey.
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Fleming, George, Esq., C.B., LL.D., F.R.C.V.S., Combe Martin, N. Devon.
Fletcher, Charles E., Esq., Maidstone.
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Ford, Hon. W. C., Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
Förster, Prof. Dr. Max, University, Bonn.
Foster, Prof. Gregory, London, W.
Fowler, H. W., Esq., Sedbergh.
Fox, Mrs. Hamilton, Keston, Kent.
Fox, F. F., Esq., Gloucester.
Fox, J. R., Esq., London, E.C.
Frapnell, Alfred, Esq., Clifton.
Fraser, John, Esq., Liverpool.
Frazer, J. G., Esq., Trinity College, Cambridge.
Freeman, Rev. J., Wakefield.
Freshfield, W. D., Esq., London, W.
Fry, Miss, Clifton.
Fuller-Maitland, J. A., Esq., London, W.
Gardner, Dr., Royton, near Manchester.
Gaye, Arthur, Esq., Ealing, London, W.
Gebhardt, Prof. von, Leipzig.
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Gerich, F. E., Esq., Beckenham.
Gerold & Co., Booksellers, Vienna.
Gilbert & Field, Booksellers, London, E.C. (five copies).
Gillford, George, Esq., Redland, Bristol.
Gilmour, T. L., Esq., West Hampstead, London, N.W.
Gilray, Prof. Thomas, M.A., University of Otago, Dunedin, N.Z.
Ginn, S. R., Esq., Cambridge.
Goldsmith, G. P., Esq., M.D., Bedford.
Gollancz, I., Esq., Christ’s College, Cambridge.
Gordon, Rev. J. M., Redhill, Surrey.
Goulden, W. E., Bookseller, Canterbury.
Gover, W. S., Esq., London, E.C.
Gowans, Adam L., Esq., Glasgow.
Greenfield, T. C., Esq., Enfield.
Greenwood, Mrs., Withington, Manchester.
Greg, W. W., Esq., Trinity College, Cambridge.
Gregory, H. E., Esq., Hurst Green, Sussex.
Grierson, Prof. H. J. C., M.A., Aberdeen.
Griffith, G., Esq., Harrow.
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Grove, Rev. W. H., Rochester.
Guildhall Library, London, E.C.
Gully, The Right Hon. W. C., Speaker of the House of Commons.
Gunn, Thomas Butler, Esq., Banbury.
Gunn, W., Esq., Edinburgh.
Gutch, Mrs., York.
Guy, Robert, Esq., Glasgow.
Haigh, F., Esq., Leeds.
Haines, Gregory, Esq., Putney, London, S.W.
Hales, Rev. C. T., Newton-le-Willows, Yorks.
Halewood, A., Bookseller, Preston.
Hall, F. J., Esq., Wavertree.
Hall, Joseph, Esq., M.A., Manchester.
Hallworth, Arthur, Esq., Manchester.
Hamilton, W., Esq., Liverpool.
Hannen, H. A., Esq., Ashburton.
Harben, H. A., Esq., London, W.
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Harrington, Dr., Birkenhead.
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Harvey, H. C., Esq., Ryton-on-Tyne.
Harvey, Rev. Ralph, M.A., Cork.
Hatchards, Booksellers, Piccadilly, London (twelve copies).
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Higgins, A. P., Esq., Downing College, Cambridge.
Hill, George W., Esq., Glasgow.
Hill, Mrs. James S., W. Hampstead, London, N.W.
Hirschfeld Bros., Booksellers, London, E.C.
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Hodgson, T. T., Esq.
Hölder, A., Esq., Vienna.
Hollingworth, Miss, London, W.
Hollins, F., Esq., Eastbourne.
Holmes, Timothy, Esq., London, W.
Hore, J. C., Esq., highbury Hill, London, N.
Horne, A. B., Esq., Temple, London, E.C.
Hornell, R., Esq., London, E.C.
Horsfall, T. C., Esq., J.P., Macclesfield.
How, Walter W., Esq., M.A., Merton College, Oxford.
Hubbart, H. E., Esq., Nottingham.
Hudson, Rev. C. H. Bickerton, M.A., Magdalen College, Oxford.
Hughes, W. R., Esq., F.L.S., Birmingham.
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Hurst, G. H. J., Esq., Eton College.
Hutchison, Rev. John, D.D., Edinburgh.
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Irving, C. S., Esq., Tiverton.
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Jackson, C. H., Esq., London, E.C.
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Johnson, E., Bookseller, Cambridge.
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Johnston, G. P., Bookseller, Edinburgh.
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Joy, A., Esq., London, S.W.
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[P. 186, l. 1231.]End the line with a semicolon.
[P. 237; footnotes, l. 1.]For 1542 read 1532.
[P. 458; note to l. 117.]See also P. Pl. B. xiii. 277, 292.
[P. 458; note to l. 53.]For fuller details, see the Introduction.
[P. 473; note to l. 155.]Chaucer’s Astrolabe was not written till 1391, after Usk’s death.
[P. 475; note to Ch. XI. l. 11.]On the subject of Grace, see Bk. iii. ch. 8.
[P. 478; note to l. 47.]For taken from read compare.
[408. ]heale none.
[410. ]one fors (!); misprint.
[411. ]thanke suche.
[412, 420, 436. ]foule.
[413. ]canne; read conne; her.
[416. ]Suche; nowe.
[422. ]Traueyle hungre; colde.
[426. ]theyr (for hir); shepe.
[432. ]drynke; pyément; supply and; aparte.
[433. ]a ferde.
[434. ]as dyd (om. dyd).
[435. ]dryuen her shepe; deserte.
[438. ]Nowe; there; one.
[451. ]But (read Ben).
[454. ]hate (!).
[455. ]to hym (om. to); ynowe.
[457. ]poore; latte.
[459. ]Suche; gnatte.
[462. ]to kysse (om. to); fete.
[464. ]sette; read seet (= sat).
[465. ]Suche one; hym selfe foryete.
[466. ]For call read tall (?); cf. l. 74.
[468. ]suche; foule.
[472. ]catche sholde.
[473. ]Her seruauntes; them (read hem); vnholde.
[474. ]theyr (for hir).
[1057. ]Supply now.
[1070. ]speake; thynke.
[1071. ]her (twice).
[1074. ]came; kynde.
[1076. ]loste; mynde.
[1081. ]Eche; trauayle.
[1086. ]nothynge; hadde.
[1088. ]nolde; dradde.
[1089. ]wolde; sadde.
[1090. ]lust (read list).
[1091. ]such (read shuld).
[1092. ]shepe; wust (read wist).
[1093. ]prelates wolde.
[1095. ]shulde stande; colde.
[1096. ]Her seruauntes.
[1102. ]Shulde; thynge.
[1104. ]her kynge.
[1108. ]lordshypppe (!) none.
[1115. ]to be (om. to).
[1116. ]Read wikke?
[1118. ]Goostly; earthly.
[1119. ]shulde; hane.
[1126. ]treasoure; lyfe.
[1131. ]Poore; spirite.
[1135. ]haste; lyue (read leve).
[1141. ]wolde; eche; there shulde.
[1148. ]the; stryfe.
[1149. ]Supply ye.
[1151. ]neyther (read not).
[1154. ]warme; supply be.
[1158. ]speake; slye.
[1159. ]tythynges offringes with (omit offringes); ententes.
[1161. ]done; ease.
[1162. ]there; none.
[1163. ]sayne; pease.
[1168. ]Leaue; chattrynge.
[1176. ]shalte; man.
[1177. ]Supply nay.
[1182. ]shulde; poore; spirite.
[1184. ]false habyte.
[1195. ]speake; dele.
[1197. ]vsen; mysse.
[1209. ]holsome lyfe.
[1210. ]done; dewe.
[1218. ]saye; thorowe.
[1219. ]fleshe; blode; mystrye.
[1238. ]leaue; preache.
[1239. ]speake agaynst.
[1240. ]falsely teache.
[1259. ]nothynge; estate.
[1263. ]cursynge shulde.
[1266. ]nothynge; done.
[1268. ]howe soone.
[1271. ]swore; bloode.
[1274. ]reasons; the.
[1277. ]flewe; waye.
[1286. ]trauayle; any man wolde (om. man).
[1288. ]Supply greet.
[1297. ]done; ayenst gode.
[1299. ]howe her lyuynge stode.
[1301. ]Supply me.
[1303. ]Supply Pellican (wrongly prefixed to l. 1305); supply of kind.
[1304. ]Supply lyk.
[1305. ]foule; supply evill.
[1306. ]flewe (read flowe; see l. 1311).
[1309. ]byrde; supply that; ayre.
[1311. ]into (read in); dyspayre.
[1319. ]earth a downe.
[1321. ]foule; ferre.
[1322. ]And wyth (om. And).
[1323. ]proude; earth.
[1325. ](Pellican is written above this line); flewe; twayne.
[1327. ]came agayne.
[1330. ]great; sene there.
[1338. ]Whyte; her.
[1340. ]for gerde her.
[1342. ]Supply the.
[1347. ]flye; vayne.
[1349. ]slewe; downe.
[1353. ]bete; slewe.
[1362. ]And the lambe (om. And); supply for sinners.
[1364. ]erthely harme.
[1371. ]often (read oft).
[1375. ]hye; lowe.
[1378. ]Eche; sende.
[348. ]F. om. and.
[350. ]F. hir.
[351. ]F. oure; Th. our. A. firste; F. Th. first.
[353. ]F. Ioy; Th. ioye.
[356. ]A. nat; F. ne.
[357. ]F. nade; Th. ne had; A. nad. F. she ne wolde.
[358. ]F. The enviouse; Tr. Thenvyous. F. suellyng. F. fend.
[359. ]Th. herte; F. D. hert.
[359. ]F. Sent; hir.
[361. ]F. deceyve; Th. disceyue.
[363. ]F. woman.
[364. ]F. Gode wote; hir.
[365. ]F. good; Tr. goode. F. woman.
[369. ]F. er; A. Th. or.
[370. ]F. hir.
[373. ]F. cast.
[374. ]F. wronge.
[375. ]F. harme. A. of that gilt.
[376. ]F. fende; mawgre.
[377. ]F. hir.
[378. ]F. oonly. F. breeke; D. Th. brake.
[379. ]F. that; Th. this. F. ben.
[381. ]A. D. mowe; T. mow; Th. may; F. now.
[385. ]A. Th. holde; F. hold.
[386. ]F. Th. where; B. whan.
[388. ]F. swiche.
[391. ]A. F. feende; Tr. worme.
[392. ]F. dide; Th. dyd.
[394. ]F. feende.
[395. ]F. sleythes; Th. sleyghtes; A. sleightes.
[397. ]F. trespase; Th. trespace. F. the hevenes; A. Tr. S. Th. om. the.
[398. ]F. tooke.
[401. ]F. suche.
[403. ]F. Yf (for Of). F. lyfe.
[405. ]F. woyde; Th. voyde.
[406. ]F. hir.
[408. ]F. leene; Th. leane; S. low; A. weyke.
[410. ]Th. dewe. F. moot.
[411. ]A. we witen; rest I sey. F. verraly.
[412. ]F. men (for man).
[413. ]F. mercye; hir girdille.
[414. ]F. mercye.
[415. ]F. farewel; Ioy.
[417. ]F. mercye.
[418. ]F. honureth; Th. honoureth.
[419. ]A. Tr. alle; F. al.
[423. ]F. martirdome. Th. Thou louer trewe. thou mayden mansuete.
[425. ]F. feendis.
[427. ]From A; F. B. omit (!).
[430. ]A. nat; Tr. not; rest neuer.
[431. ]F. om. I.
[433. ]F. hert; hir.
[434. ]F. of my; Th. om. my.
[435–448. ]Precedes 421–434 in Th.
[435. ]F. where.
[436. ]F. werkis; lyfe.
[438. ]F. wommen (read womman, as in l. 442). F. stryfe.
[439. ]F. ententyfe.
[441. ]So Th.; F. B. forsoken hym.
[442. ]F. forsooke.
[443. ]F. left oonly.
[444. ]Tr. holy wryt thus; F. thus holy wryt.
[445. ]F. Lok.
[446. ]So A.; F. B. I may wel preve herby.
[447, 448. ]F. constance, variance.
[450. ]F. trew; Th. trewe.
[451. ]A. is nat told for; F. tolde I nat for; Th. tel I for no.
[453. ]F. oonly loo.
[455. ]F. honure; Th. honour. Th. auaunce.
[458. ]A. S. she; rest he.
[459, 460. ]A. S. She; rest He. S. hir; F. hi (!); rest his.
[461. ]F. wertu.
[462. ]F. Gret; honor.
[464. ]F. oure; echon.
[465. ]F. oure.
[466. ]F. D. om. false. F. reble; Th. rebel.
[469. ]A. ynne; F. in. F. more neuer; A. om. more.
[471. ]S. Tr. that; rest om.
[472. ]F. the ayer; A. their; Tr. theyre. F. moneth.
[473. ]F. oure; where; milion.
[474. ]F. louers trwe.
[475. ]F. Iocunde.
[390. ]Th. There to.
[393. ]E. knawledge.
[395. ]E. ovirspred; Th. ouerspred.
[397. ]E. hie; Th. hye.
[399. ]Th. there (for thairfoir).
[401. ]E. ovirquhelmit; Th. ouerheled.
[402. ]E. was; Th. were.
[403. ]Th. fare.
[405, 406. ]Perhaps read alane, mane.
[280. ]F. B. make summe; Th. T. fynally make.
[281. ]Th. without; rest withouten. Th. T. Ff. om. any.
[282. ]F. B. of; Th. T. Ff. after.
[283. ]Th. T. Ff. a; F. B. the. Th. fayre.
[284. ]Th. wyndowe.
[285. ]Th. wodestocke; F. B. wodestok.
[286. ]F. B. thanketh. Th. leaue toke.
[287. ]F. B. fleye; Th. T. om. Th. T. Ff. an; F. B. a. Th. hauthorne; T. hauthorn. All broke.
[288. ]All sate. T. Ff. song; rest songe. Th. T. that; F. B. the; Ff. a.
[289. ]I supply my. Th. T. Ff. lyfe; F. B. lyve. After 290, Ff. has Explicit Clanvowe.
[284. ]Some brake; some.
[285. ]field; steeds.
[287. ]great pleasaunce.
[292. ]I supply than; all.
[293. ]horse. ninth; read nine.
[296. ]worldly (perhaps read worthy).
[300. ]brake; they (error for the).
[301. ]meet; full.
[307. ]I supply A; halfe; faire.
[309. ]their (for hir?); plesance.
[311. ]should; I supply greet.
[312. ]raine; haile; hurt.
[314. ]sicke; melancolius.
[316. ]enclining; read enclyned; see 344.
[317. ]To; soot; faire.
[319. ]They began to.
[327. ]all; richely.
[334. ]knights; led.
[336. ]before hem; one.
[339. ]made full craftely.
[345. ]great; humbly.
[350. ]douset & la.
[352. ]well; pleasauntly.
[354. ]I supply how.
[356. ]Waxe whote; I supply al.
[358. ]Forshronke; heat; eke.
[360. ]knights; lack; nie.
[363. ]down goeth all; euerichone.
[364. ]all; one.
[368. ]storme; haile.
[369. ]raine in feare; faile.
[371. ]on them so; her.
[373. ]I supply clad.
[374. ]felt; great.
[376. ]them (for hem).
[377. ]Them (for Hem); great disease.
[378. ]faine; helplesse; ease.
[380. ]crown; well.
[384. ]Toward them; knights.
[386. ]Queen; great beauty.
[388. ]great pity.
[392. ]shall; ease.
[393. ]all; pleasure.
[398. ]one; them.
[399. ]knights; sene.
[403. ]iusts; supply lo.
[404. ]downe; eke.
[412. ]Pleasaunt; eat.
[413. ]great; heat.
[414. ]leafe; began (for gan).
[416. ]should; I supply quaint.
[420. ]friendly cheare.
[422. ]all; hart all.
[424. ]Leafe; one.
[425. ]I supply al.
[426. ]well; faire.
[427. ]lacked; should.
[432. ]all; pleasantly.
[437. ]whol seruice.
[442. ]eke; medill.
[444. ]Flower; fle.
[446. ]pleasantly; wings.
[449. ]rode; great.
[451. ]sene all.
[452. ]I supply that.
[454. ]rode; pleasantly.
[458. ]come; hir selfe alone.
[460. ]saluted (read salued); bad her good (omit her).
[461. ]Must (read Might).
[466. ]ayen; friendly.
[467. ]faire; all.
[469. ]Leafe; selfe; one.
[471. ]All; yes (read yis).
[472. ]goddes; chastity.
[478. ]kepte; alway (read ay); her.
[480. ]manly (read wan).
[482. ]all; ther (read hir).
[483. ]I supply As; none.
[484. ]weare; ther (read hir).
[486. ]untrue; I supply ne.
[487. ]aye; pleasance.
[488. ]their harts all.
[490. ]Till; their (read hir?).
[500. ]will; doghter.
[501. ]youre desire; debonaire.
[505. ]I supply here.
[507. ]their (read hir? see 506); so in 512, &c.
[509. ]old bookes.
[515. ]knights; round.
[516. ]eke; douseperis.
[518. ]It is (but read As).
[519. ]Eke; knights old.
[522. ]I supply it; wholly.
[523. ]eke; marshall (!).
[524. ]them; riches.
[526. ]one leafe.
[527, 528. ]done.
[535. ]all; beene.
[536. ]I supply folk.
[537. ]delite of; busines.
[539. ]I supply lyk.
[540. ]great delite; I supply the; pleasaunce.
[541. ]to; and so (omit and).
[542. ]I supply gret.
[545. ]knights; I supply al.
[546. ]leafe; floure.
[551. ]leaues aye.
[552. ]their; read hir?
[553. ]Whose; green May may (sic).
[554. ]aye; their beauty.
[555. ]storme; I supply non.
[556. ]Haile; frosts.
[558. ]floure; little.
[559. ]Woll; lost.
[561. ]storme will; them.
[562. ]I supply as; season.
[563. ]That if their (read That is the).
[566. ]all mine whole.
[571. ]pleasure; will.
[572. ]ayen; whom doe; owe.
[574. ]Tell; yeere; leafe or the flour.
[575. ]I least.
[576. ]leafe; owe mine.
[577. ]well done.
[580. ]male bouch; all; crueltie.
[583. ]follow; great.
[585. ]forth as; humbly.
[586. ]tooke; hie.
[590. ]them; it to rede (omit to).
[591. ]little booke.
[322. ]A. Bealchiere; T. Belchere; Th. Belchier. A. the (1); Th. T. om.
[323. ]Th. Nowe.
[324. ]A. matiers. mynde.
[326. ]A. or; Th. T. and. behynde.
[327. ]one; fynde.
[329, 330. ]Chamberlayne. Above 330: Th. T. Remembraunce chamberlayne.
[330. ]I supply now. trewe.
[332. ]aferde. A. aferd but lowly til hir. Th. sewe; T. sew; A. shewe.
[334. ]A. me (for ye).
[335. ]T. A. telle; Th. shewe.
[336. ]A. T. Without; Th. Withouten. Above 337: T. Auysen[e]s.
[337. ]A. yit may nat; Th. T. she may not yet be.
[338. ]A. may do; Th. T. doth. thynge.
[339. ]A. T. met; Th. ymet.
[340. ]matere hole; faynynge.
[342. ]A. gentillesse.
[344. ]A. name; Th. T. om.
[346. ]Nowe; come stande; stode.
[348. ]I supply a. sothe.
[349. ]A. it (for you). certayne.
[350. ]Se; twayne (twice).
[351. ]sothe. A. it (for that).
[352. ]se comynge.
[353. ]ben suche folke. A. I dare wele; T. I dare; Th. dare I.
[354. ]A. ful; Th. T. om.
[356. ]A. T. yow; Th. me (!).
[357. ]frende. T. vnto; A. Th. to.
[358. ]frenshyp; mysse.
[359. ]ease; payne.
[360. ]A. telle me; Th. T. take you.
[361. ]Howe. A. whiche (for who). chamberlayne.
[362. ]worde certaine.
[363. ]worde. A. T. suster.
[368. ]one (twice).
[369. ]A. forth com; Th. T. came forth. I supply lady.
[374. ]Th. thynketh; Th. A. thynke it.
[376. ]A. oon; Th. T. om.
[378. ]Howe; cominge.
[379. ]one. A. Avise; Th. T. aduyse.
[381. ]T. wyse (for gyse).
[382. ]folke. A. se; Th. T. say. vnpurueyde.
[383. ]A. wageours; Th. T. wagers. amonge; layde.
[384. ]most goodlest (read goodliest); see 452.
[385. ]whiche shulde. A. And whiche of vs al preysed shuld be best.
[387. ]A. ful; T. Th. om. A. T. curteys; Th. curtyse.
[388. ]Thinke. Th. T. of your; A. om. of.
[389. ]A. herbergier; Th. herbigere.
[390. ]A. may; Th. T. om. lodginge.
[392. ]anone agayne.
[393. ]I supply that.
[394. ]sawe; comynge.
[395. ]great; coude; none.
[397. ]echone; worde.
[399. ]Th. T. I ne; A. we (om. ne).
[400. ]anone came.
[401. ]stode; came. All to.
[405. ]A. pray yow; Th. T. you pray. secrete.
[407. ]A. quod I fyve ladies; Th. fyue ladyes quod I.
[409, 410. ]her.
[414. ]A. in; Th. T. om.
[416. ]soth; wolde; payne.
[417. ]moche. T. wold (for 2nd did).
[418. ]A. ye (for we).
[419. ]Great; tarienge.
[420. ]longe. A. sue. thynge.
[421. ]came agayne anone.
[423. ]A. T. We bien quod I now redy; Th. We be nowe redy quod I. -one.
[424. ]A. yow (for ye). certayne.
[427. ]trewe meanynge.
[430. ]great combraunce (read comberaunce).
[432. ]Nowe stande.
[433. ]ease. A. shal I.
[435. ]amonge; -one.
[436. ]T. thorow; Th. thorugh; A. thurgh. passe.
[437. ]ease; done.
[438. ]T. beckenyd; Th. beckende. A. there (for where).
[442. ]T. salutyd. reason.
[443. ]Th. great; T. gret; A. om. (after her).
[444. ]A. matiers.
[447. ]se; A. so. please.
[451. ]A. wite; Th. wete; T. wote.
[454. ]A. eche a corner.
[455. ]A. The; Th. T. om. made. A. berel; Th. Burel; T. byralle.
[458. ]A. Deyd; Th. Dyed. Demophone.
[459. ]Th. Tysbe; A. T. Thesbe.
[460. ]slowe; -selfe.
[461. ]sawe; howe. Th. T. a right; A. om. a.
[463. ]Th. T. was Hawes the shene; A. was how Enclusene (? error for Melusine).
[464. ]A. Vntriewly was; Th. T. Ful vntrewly. bayne.
[466. ]howe; complayne.
[470. ]shone (=shoon).
[471. ]Th. A. vmple; T. vmpylle.
[472. ]folke shulde.
[473. ]Th. through; A. thurgh (=thorugh; see 436).
[475. ]sawe. All without. fayle.
[481. ]wote. T. thorow; A. thurgh (=thorugh; Th. through (see 473).
[482. ]A. til; Th. T. to.
[484. ]A. wite; Th. wete; T. wot.
[487. ]T. nedylle.
[489. ]A. endurer; Th. T. endure. All you.
[490. ]great; knewe.
[493. ]came; alone.
[495. ]spake nothynge.
[496. ]A. T. hastily; Th. hastely. warnynge.
[497. ]A. roome; Th. T. rome. comynge.
[499. ]helde; hande.
[500. ]sawe. A. goode; Th. T. goodly.
[501. ]great; stande.
[505. ](above): T. Attemperaunce chaunclere. wolde.
[506. ]wolde. T. sew; A. sue.
[507. ]A. Sauf oo; Th. Saue a.
[510. ]A. matiers. alwaye.
[514. ]A. dayes of al my.
[515. ]fayre. A. none sene; Th. sene none; T. noon seen.
[517. ]A. yon; Th. T. om.
[519–532. ]Missing in A.
[522. ]coloure blewe. T. good; Th. goodly. facyoun.
[523. ]Th. taberde; T. taberd. T. doun; Th. adowne.
[526. ]sorte; vente (T. vent).
[527. ]T. ermyn; Th. Armyne. made; purfelynge.
[528. ]Th. great; T. gret.
[529. ]one worchynge.
[530. ]Th. diamondes; T. dyamondes. powderynge.
[531. ]T. purfyllys; Th. purfel (!).
[532. ]Both made lyke (!).
[535. ]A. fresshest; Th. T. fayrest.
[536. ]A. with; Th. T. of. great; entayle.
[537. ]A. withouten; Th. T. without. fayle.
[539. ]worlde. A. T. loke; Th. loken.
[540. ]comynge forthe; estate.
[541. ]downe. A. eche on; Th. T. euerychone.
[542. ]A. T. vp; Th. om. wote.
[543. ]toke; one and one.
[544. ]done; came; anone.
[547. ]A. Whan; Th. T. And whan. done.
[549. ]A. til; T. to: Th. vnto.
[551. ]Voyde backe; preace.
[552. ]Make. A. larger; Th. T. large. roume; loke.
[553. ]take; secretarye.
[555. ]came agayne.
[562. ]Th. secretarye ye do make come; A. T. secretary make hir come.
[565. ]maye. A. avise; T. anyse.
[567. ]Loke; done; fayle.
[568. ]A. The chambrelayn whan she wist; Th. T. Whan the chamberlayne wyste of.
[571. ]A. om. it.
[572. ]A. ye rede hem al; T. yow there cal (!); Th. ye hem cal (!).
[573. ]A. gode.
[576. ]came. Th. shuld; A. T. to. T. red; A. Th. redde.
[578. ]Rayson. A. T. wold that; Th. wyl. spedde.
[580. ]-tarie; downe echone.
[581. ]T. rad. T. theym (=hem); Th. A. om. one by one.
[583. ]A. T. in; Th. on.
[587. ]deserte; partye.
[588. ]A. matier. Th. T. a remedy; A. om. a.
[589. ]A. next felawes word; Th. T. next folowing her word.
[590. ]A. Une; Th. T. Vng. T. saunz chaunger. complayne.
[592. ]toke; payne.
[598. ]A. Oncques; Th. Vncques; T. Vnques. playne.
[599. ]A. grevous (for pitous).
[600. ]great reason.
[601. ]A. And; Th. T. om.
[605. ]Th. surete; A. suerte; T. seurte.
[606. ]A. fonde; Th. T. sayd (!).
[607. ]Nowe; wele.
[608. ]Th. humbly; A. humble (!); read humbelly. her high grace; A. om. high.
[609. ]A. Som remedy to chewe (!) in; Th. T. Soone to shewe her remedy in.
[612. ]wrothe. wele apayde.
[613. ]se; wolde. I supply that.
[615. ]worde; wote.
[620. ]mynde. A. thus; Th. T. there.
[621. ]whiche; boone.
[622. ]Rehersynge. I supply that.
[624. ]lyke; done.
[626. ]A. vp; Th. T. om.
[627. ]One; wrote.
[628. ]hole. A. Of hir compleynt also the cause why; T. om. this line.
[630. ]A. knowlachyng; Th. T. knowynge.
[634. ]one. A. til. A. it; Th. T. om. smerte.
[635. ]thanke; deserte.
[636. ]comforte. A. wayted; Th. T. wanted. comynge.
[639. ]A. T. for her wold; Th. wolde for her.
[640. ]A. al; Th. T. om. lyuynge.
[641. ]trewe. A. so; Th. T. om.
[643. ]nexte. A. after; Th. T. om. forthe.
[645. ]diu; wrote.
[646. ]A. any; Th. T. om. fayle.
[647. ]T. takyn; Th. A. take.
[653. ]great. All encombraunce.
[655. ]Th. T. al her; A. om. al.
[661. ]felte great.
[662. ]A. om. right.
[663. ]sate; passynge.
[664. ]lothe; wrytynge.
[665. ]A. his; T. a; Th. om. thinge.
[666. ]A. Se iour (for Soyes). worde certayne.
[667. ]wrote. A. but; Th. T. om.
[670. ]Th. T. humbly; A. humble (!); see 607. desyrynge.
[671. ]comforte; sorowe.
[675. ]Th. moneste; T. A. monest. farre; coude.
[678. ]T. tell (for say).
[681. ]lete se.
[684. ]A. T. parde have knowlache; Th. haue knowlege parde.
[687. ]wote. A. that; Th. T. om. thinke.
[689. ]Nowe. All hate (= hote).
[691. ]A. wite; Th. T. wete. reason.
[692. ]A. knowe al that hath be done afore; Th. T. haue knowlege of that was done before.
[693. ]A. it; Th. T. it is (om. is). All without. A. any (for wordes).
[694. ]Nothynge. A. lief; T. leef; Th. lefe. dethe.
[697. ]aforne; certayne.
[699. ]helpe; thinge.
[700. ]thinke. T. I; Th. A. it.
[702. ]I supply you.
[706. ]thanke. I supply a.
[707. ]deserte. A. deservith; Th. T. serueth.
[709. ]A. This lady; Th. T. The ladyes. toke.
[710. ]A. ech; Th. T. om.
[712. ]A. yaf; Th. T. yaue. T. in; Th. A. om.
[714. ]A. hem there hir answere; Th. T. hem her answere in.
[716. ]spake; -selfe.
[718. ]A. T. ful; Th. om.
[720. ]shorte; courte.
[721. ]A. T. paleys.
[724. ]I supply a. A. shul; Th. T. shal.
[725. ]T. thoroughly; Th. throughly; A. triewly.
[726. ]shal (see 724); knowe.
[728. ]So Th.; A. shal bryng it yow bi; T. shall hyt yow tell by.
[730. ]eche one by one.
[732. ]A. vs (for 1st we). trauayle.
[733. ]I supply a.
[735. ]forthe; shulde.
[736. ]sprange anone.
[738. ]nowe; gone.
[739. ]A. Al amased vp; Th. T. Al mased and vp (read And al amased up). loke.
[741. ]All simply.
[742. ]shulde. Th. T. be out; A. out (om. be).
[743. ]Nowe; dreame.
[746. ]shulde; none. All encombraunce.
[747. ]toke; great.
[748. ]nowe; boke.
[749. ]A. wite; Th. T. wete.
[751. ]So A.; Th. T. Of the name to tel you in certaynte (T. certayn).
[752. ]A. La semble; T. Lassembyll.
[753. ]Howe thynke. A. the; Th. T. om.
[756. ]dreme; done. Colophon:in T. only.
[292. ]Thowe shalte.
[293. ]owe youre crowne.
[295. ]sene; euerychone.
[297. ]oure; shewe; one by one.
[298. ]statutis; courte.
[299. ]boke; leide; her (S. their); ye.
[300. ]se whate; most.
[303. ]statutis; courte; halle.
[304. ]firste statute.
[308. ]coude thynke; harte; wille; mynde.
[309. ]secunde statute secretely.
[311. ]knowe; and (read or).
[316. ]thridde statute.
[317. ]om. the (supplied in S.).
[318. ]None; woo.
[319. ]brynde delite.
[324. ]folke; fire.
[326. ]hote desire.
[328. ]kepte; displease.
[333. ]veryeuly (S. verely); statute.
[336. ]harte exilyn.
[340. ]thinke; I supply it.
[347. ]helden (sic).
[350. ]And shewing (om. And).
[353. ]hourely laboure; grete attendaunce (S. enttendaunce).
[354. ]harte entier.
[356. ]fire; S. faire.
[363. ]mekely; yerde.
[365. ]statute; discerne.
[367. ]thynke; arte; yerne.
[373. ]thyne harte.
[376. ]yf (S. gine); reyne.
[379. ]statute. knowe (read con).
[380. ]Ie (for y).
[381. ]lowe; kowigh (for cough).
[383. ]bring vp (om. vp).
[384. ]moche resorte.
[387. ]payne; haste.
[389. ]thou or thon (S. then); thynke; goo.
[394. ]Whate; please.
[396. ]think; I supply it; thyne ease.
[397. ]sent (read send); harte pease (read herte apese).
[398. ]letre; devise.
[400. ]statute; shalte.
[401. ]Formely; parte.
[403. ]thy nyghtes hartes wife (om. nyghtes).
[413. ]semyth (S. semth).
[414. ]thinke; fayre.
[416. ]thinke; wykked (read wikke); appaier.
[417. ]Sklaunderyng; estate.
[419. ]fawte; thyne ye.
[423. ]honoure; -whare.
[424. ]I supply for her; boldely.
[425. ]gode; gostely.
[428. ]Agayne; plesire.
[430. ]shalte thowe.
[432. ]whate; the wille forbidde.
[433. ]Eschewe; sonerentie.
[434. ]Hir appetide felawe (sic; S. appetite folowe).
[438. ]drynke; thyne ease.
[439. ]thyne; dyssease.
[440. ]wynne; alle.
[441. ]courte; shalle.
[442. ]fewe thynke; statute.
[445. ]please; ofte.
[446. ]none othe; statute.
[448. ]Nowe; garlant; folke.
[449. ](From this point, I cease to give minute corrections of spelling, such as are given above.)
[451. ]fel (read ful).
[455. ]hard; statute redde.
[460. ]In the remembraunce (I omit the).
[461. ]And (read As).
[466. ]It (read Yit).
[468. ]gam; S. game.
[469. ]bidde (read bit).
[481. ]but (!); read been.
[483. ]the (for 1st they; S. thei).
[490. ]be (for by). MS. savioure (!); S. soueraine.
[495. ]MS. revowe; S. renewe; I supply all.
[499. ]sene (!).
[500. ]wonne; S. won. be (for by).
[508. ]cherely (S. clerely); shone.
[510. ]they (read ye).
[518. ]othe; made.
[519. ]loues (!); S. leaues.
[524. ]statute (read statuts; see 520).
[526. ]kepten ben.
[531. ]youe; S. yeue.
[541. ]be (for by).
[547. ]youen; S. yeuen.
[548. ]Or; S. Of. yove; S. yeue.
[551. ]widue; S. widowe.
[552. ]Or (!); S. For.
[557. ]I supply the; enfluence.
[559. ]ladis (S. ladies); please.
[560. ]hart; ease.
[561. ]prayer (for pray her).
[575. ]feele; S. fele.
[580. ]blessedfull; S. blissedful.
[584. ]dye; S. deie.
[587. ]Baron (read Barein); S. Barain.
[592. ]eternel (read eterne); I-hired (read y-heried).
[595. ]woman vnto woman (!); S. woman unto man.
[599, 613. ]hartes.
[605. ]I supply to.
[608. ]faute; excercised.
[614. ]Compersion; S. Comparison.
[618. ]I supply that.
[632. ]Lucorne; S. Liquor (!).
[634. ]vse (!); S. vre.
[637. ]blissed; S. blessed.
[643. ]yove (S. yeue); to me (S. me aie, which seems better).
[644. ]and nedely most (om. and).
[648. ]be (for 1st by).
[651. ]se (read sey).
[654. ]I supply that; shone.
[663. ]by; S. be.
[669. ]hartes hie.
[675. ]hart; styke.
[682. ]for to (om. for).
[684. ]in kepen (!); S. I kepen.
[689. ]harte; peice.
[699. ]Who; read Whos.
[705. ]piteously; S. pitously.
[708. ]haue (!); read half.
[710. ]Assliken (read Aslaken); S. Asken (!).
[711. ]gryfe; S. grief.
[714. ]womanhode (!).
[717. ]meane; ease.
[725. ]spryngen (sic).
[732. ]spede; S. speke (a needless alteration).
[733. ]MS. mir and ioye and blisse; S. mirrour ioye and blisse.
[742. ]is (read as); supply is; youen (S. yeuon).
[745. ]be; S. by.
[747. ]think; S. thanke.
[749. ]the (=þe, error for ye); S. thei (!).
[756. ]piteously; S. pitously.
[758. ]vertuse (sic).
[759. ]heire (!).
[760. ]ote (!); S. hote.
[764. ]godely; whoes.
[768. ]ye (read ee).
[770. ]you (!); S. yeue.
[782. ]loueliessh (!); S. liuelishe. flawe (for flave).
[802. ]oders (!); S. odours; found.
[803. ]switnesse; S. swetenesse.
[806. ]pease; hidde.
[807. ]bewry; S. bewraie.
[811. ]her intresse (read here in tresses).
[812. ]kepte (perhaps for kempt).
[820. ]I supply but.
[821. ]I supply yet. MS. alcenia (!).
[823. ]eurosa (!).
[841. ]I supply the and all.
[843. ]I (!); S. ye.
[846. ]give (!); read grief.
[847. ]harte (!); read harm.
[852. ]require (!).
[862. ]and me (S. me); read my.
[871. ]please; harte.
[872. ]I supply old.
[874. ]thynkes (sic).
[876. ]Eprent (for Enprent).
[879. ]owyn; S. owne.
[882. ]yf (=yif); S. giue.
[883. ]one; harte.
[886. ]allegaunce (!).
[890. ]gode wille.
[897. ]and (!); read I.
[902. ]sene (sic).
[908. ]vppon; read on.
[909. ]nete (error for note=noot).
[910. ]hete (error for hote=hoot).
[911. ]hart why (rest of line blank; I supply make it straunge).
[914. ]For (!); S. Fro.
[918. ]goddes (S. gods); read god.
[924. ]I supply lo; nobly (S. nobleye).
[927. ]done (sic).
[928. ]growen (sic); S. greuen.
[939. ]clere; hatter (S. hotter); ye.
[944, 945. ]done, sone.
[948. ]syke; read seke.
[950. ]serchynne; read serchen in.
[952. ]abide (read byde); thowe; kynne.
[956. ]owen; lawly.
[963. ]Cease (twice).
[968. ]rightwose (!).
[970. ]ye may gise (or gife) this wounder wide (no sense).
[973. ]Alas thanne youre (om. thanne); crueltie.
[975. ]fostered and Ifedde.
[994. ]ar (for er).
[998. ]Aryse anon quod (om. anon).
[1004. ]I supply ye.
[1006. ]myne harte.
[1007. ]harte; ease.
[1009. ]steutes (!); error for statuts.
[1018. ]thynke that it (I omit that).
[410.]Old text, one fors, with s attached to the wrong word.
[417–8.]goodes, property. somme totall, sum total of wealth.
[421, 431.]for Christes love, for love of Christ. The words forsake in l. 421, and wake in l. 431, are used ironically.
[434.]Lamuall, Lemuel; who was a king; Prov. xxxi. 1.
[443.]the stoon, the rock; Matt. xvi. 18; cf. 1 Cor. x. 4.
[445.]croysery, crusade, as in Rob. of Glouc. 9938. No serious crusade was intended at this time; however, the author affirms that the rival popes discouraged the idea; for each wanted men to fight for him.
[464.]hye seet, sat aloft; the form seet occurs in Ch. C. T., A 2075.
[471.]fettes, fetch; observe the use of this Northern plural.
[473.]‘Their servants are unfaithful [or unserviceable] to them unless they can double their rental.’
[1066.]Crede, i. e. Pierce the Ploughman’s Crede, written shortly before by the same author, and describing at length the four orders of friars.
[1089.]sad, sated, tired. The more usual old sense was ‘staid.’
[1097.]‘If they were poor, filthy, and dirty.’
[1102.]honest, honourable, worthy of respect; cf. l. 1105.
[1115.]Maysters, masters; Matt. xxiii. 10. Cf. P. Pl. Crede, 574 6, 838; and C. T., D 2185, and the note (vol. v. p. 340).
[1135.]Read leve, not lyve; with hir leve, with what is permitted to them. For leve (leave), see l. 1238.
[1153.]For ye woll, because you wish to.
[1166.]distaunce, disagreement, strife; see Mätzner.
[1174.]‘Why do ye meddle, who have nothing to do with it?’
[1189.]lette, to prevent men from living in that way.
[1193.]soule-hele, salvation for the soul.
[1200.]Pronounce this is as this.
[1212.]Wedding, matrimony; considered as a sacrament.
[1222.]‘subject or accident’; cf. note to C. T., C 539.
[1231.]The line should end with a semicolon.
[1244.]‘Unless ye will act otherwise.’
[1271.]cockes, euphemistic for goddes.
[1272.]doule, small feather, down-feather. I derive it from O. F. doulle, variant of douille, soft, something soft, from Lat. ductilis. Hence it meant something downy, and, in particular, the ‘down-feather’ of a bird. This is clearly the sense in Shakespeare also, where Ariel uses the expression—‘one dowle that’s in my plume’; Temp. iii. 3. 65; i. e. one down-feather (small feather) that is in my plumage. Dr. Schmidt is in doubt whether plume here means ‘plumage,’ but the stage-direction expressly says that ‘Ariel enters like a harpy, and claps his wings upon the table.’ It is very interesting to see how well this passage illustrates Shakespeare. See Mr. Wright’s note for other passages where dowl means ‘soft down.’ Of course, the words dowl and down are in no way connected. See my note in Phil. Soc. Trans. 1888–90, p. 3.
[1280.]God wolde, i. e. oh! that it might be God’s will. Cf. would God, Numb. xi. 29; Deut. xxviii. 67; 2 Kings, v. 3; Rich. II, iv. 1. 117.
[1293.]Christ was likened to the pelican; see note to l. 87.
[1305.]The foul, the former or bird-like part of the griffin; see note to l. 86, and cf. l. 1317.
[1315.]‘Because bribery may break God’s prohibition.’
[1317.]Referring to the form of the griffin; see notes to ll. 86, 1305.
[1336.]Y-gurd, lit. girt; hence, prepared, ready.
[1339.]ly, lie, i. e. deceive; because the lapwing tries to delude those who search for its nest.
[1340.]for-gerd, destroyed, utterly done away with; from M. E. for-garen.
[1343.]the Phenix. The Phœnix is here supposed, as being an unique bird, to be the king or master of all birds, and to execute vengeance on evil-doers.
[1359.]The sense of of is here uncertain. Perhaps of flight means ‘as regards my flight,’ and so ‘to protect my flight.’
[1361.]This line is somewhat ‘set back,’ as in the original. But there seems to be no reason for it.
[1362.]The original has: ‘And the lambe that slayn was’; imperfect.
[1367.]Here the author speaks for himself, and excuses the Pelican’s language.
[357.]‘And, had it not been for the devil,’ &c.
[360.]her, the serpent. There was a legend that the serpent had the face of a beautiful virgin. See Ch. C. T., B 360, and note; P. Plowman, B. xviii. 335, and note.
[379–434.]These eight stanzas are all Hoccleve’s own.
[393.]happy to, fortunate for; because it brought about Christ’s incarnation. The allusion is to the oft-quoted sentence—‘O felix culpa, O necessarium peccatum Ade,’ from the Sarum missal. See note to P. Plowman, C. viii. 126. Cf. l. 396.
[421.]The day of St. Margaret, Virgin and Martyr, was July 20, in the Latin Church. See the edition of Seinte Marherete, by O. Cockayne, E. E. T. S., 1866.
[428.]I, i. e. Cupid. This stanza is spoken by Cupid, in his own character; cf. l. 431. In l. 464, he assumes the royal style of we. It is, moreover, obvious that this stanza would hardly have been approved of by Christine.
[473–6.]Imitated from the closing lines of Christine’s poem:—
It thus appears that ‘the lusty month of May,’ in l. 472, is merely copied from the French; but, to the fortunate circumstance that Christine gives the exact date of her poem as 1399, we owe the fact that Hoccleve likewise gives the exact date of his poem as being 1402.
[284.]The quene; queen Joan of Navarre, second wife of Henry IV, who received the manor of Woodstock as part of her dower.
[285.]lay, lea; not a common word in M. E. poetry, though occurring in P. Plowman. The parliament of birds required a large open space.
[389.]Terme: during the whole term of my life; cf. C. T., G 1479.
[286–7.]‘That to beholde it was a greet plesaunce’; A. L. 59. And again—‘I you ensure’; A. L. 52.
[289.]I. e. the Nine Worthies; see ll. 240, 249.
[293.]The reading ninth (as in Speght) is an absurd error for nine; yet no one has hitherto corrected it. How could the ninth man alight from their horses? The ‘remnant’ were the twenty-seven henchmen and the other knights.
[295.]Cf. ‘See how they come togider, twain and twain’; A. L. 350.
[302.]Cf. ‘Ful womanly she gave me,’ &c.; A. L. 196.
[305.]‘Laden with leaves, with boughs of great breadth.’
[323.]Here begins the description of the company of the Flower. They were clad in green.
[330.]Cf. ‘Her gown was wel embrouded’; A. L. 85.
[348.]bargaret, a pastoral; a rustic song and dance; O. F. bergerete, from berger, a shepherd. Godefroy notes that they were in special vogue at Easter.
[350.]We have here the refrain of a popular French pastoral. Warton suggests it may have been Froissart’s; but the refrain of Froissart’s Ballade de la Marguerite happens to be different: ‘Sur toutes flours j’aime la margherite’; see Spec. of O. French, ed. Toynbee, p. 302. In fact, Warton proceeds to remark, that ‘it was common in France to give the title of Marguerites to studied panegyrics and flowery compositions of every kind.’ It is quite impossible to say if a special compliment is intended; most likely, the authoress thought of nothing of the kind. She again mentions margarettes in A. L. 57.
[351.]in-fere, together; very common at the end of a line, as in ll. 384, 450; A. L. 407, 469, 546, 602, 719.
[369.]withouten fail; this tag recurs in A. L. 567, 646, in the form withouten any fail; and, unaltered, in A. L. 188, 537.
[373.]Those in white, the party of the Leaf.
[379.]oon, one of those in green; this was queen Flora; see l. 534.
[403.]Bell thinks this corrupt. I think it means, that, before engaging with them in jousts in a friendly manner, they procured some logs of wood and thoroughly dried them. Hence To make hir justës=in order to joust with them afterwards.
[410.]‘Quickly anointing the sick, wherever they went.’
[417.]for any thing, in any case, whatever might happen; cf. C. T., A 276, and the note (vol. v. p. 30).
[427.]‘For nothing was lacking that ought to belong to him.’
[450.]Here the story ends, and the telling of the moral begins.
[457.]The meeting with a ‘fair lady’ was convenient, as she wanted information. In the Assembly of Ladies, this simple device is resorted to repeatedly; see ll. 79, 191, 260, 400.
[459.]We find ful demure at the end of A. L. 82.
[462, 467.]My doughter; this assumes that the author was a female; so in ll. 500, 547; and in A. L. throughout.
[475.]Referring to l. 173; so l. 477 refers to l. 160; l. 479, to l. 158.
[493.]some maner way, some kind of way; cf. what maner way, A. L. 234.
[502.]Refers to ll. 240, 249. With l. 510, cf. C. T., A 1027.
[512.]Speght prints bowes for boughes; but the meaning is certain, as the reference is to ll. 270–1. Bows are not made of laurel; yet Dryden fell into the trap, and actually wrote as follows:—
This is probably the only instance, even in poetry, of knights being armed with bows and arrows.
[515.]For the knights of Arthur’s round table, see Malory’s Morte Arthure.
[516.]Douseperes; les douze pers, the twelve peers of Charlemagne, including Roland, Oliver, Ogier the Dane, Otuel, Ferumbras, the traitor Ganelon, and others. The names vary.
[520.]in hir tyme, formerly, in their day; shewing that the institution of the Knights of the Garter on April 23, 1349, by Edward III, was anything but a recent event.
[530.]I. e. ‘Witness him of Rome, who was the founder of knighthood.’ Alluding to Julius Cæsar, to whom was decreed by the senate the right of wearing a laurel-crown; Dryden mentions him by name.
[550.]Cf. ‘De mieulx en mieulx’; Temple of Glas, 310.
[551–6.]Apparently imitated from The Temple of Glas, 503–16.
[567.]Cf. ‘We thanked her in our most humble wyse’; A. L. 729.
[580.]Male-Bouche, Slander; borrowed from the Rom. de la Rose. See note above, to VIII. 260.
[589.]Cf. ‘to put it in wryting’; A. L. 664; ‘she put it in wryting’; A. L. 629.
[590.]I. e. in the hope that it will be patronised.
[591.]Cf. ‘As for this book’; A. L. (last stanza).
[592.]‘How darest thou thrust thyself among the throng?’ i. e. enter into contest. Cf. ‘In suych materys to putte mysylff in prees’; Lydgate, Secrees of Philosophers, ed. Steele, l. 555.
[457.]The reference is to the Legend of Good Women, which contains the story of Phyllis, Thisbe, and ‘Cleopataras.’ Cf. l. 465.
[463.]Hawes, probably the same name as Havise, which occurs in the old story of Fulke Fitzwarine. But it is remarkable that MS. A. has the reading:—‘That other sydë was, how Enclusene’; and this looks like an error for Melusene, variant of Melusine. This would agree with the next line, which means ‘was untruly deceived in her bath.’ The story of Melusine is given in the Romance of Partenay. She was a fairy who married Raymound, son of the Earl of Forest, on the understanding that he was never to watch what she did on a Saturday. This he at last attempts to do, and discovers, through a hole in the door, that she was in a bath, and that her lower half was changed into a serpent. He tries to keep the knowledge of the secret, but one day, in a fit of anger, calls her a serpent. She reproaches him, and vanishes from his sight. See the Romans of Partenay, ed. Skeat (E.E.T.S.).
[465.]From Chaucer’s poem of Anelida and the false Arcite; vol. i. p. 365; for her Complaint, see the same, p. 373.
[471.]umple (MS. T. vmpylle), smooth gauze; from O. F. omple, smooth, used as an epithet of cloth, satin, or other stuff (Godefroy). Here evidently applied to something of a very thin texture, as gauze; see l. 473.
[477.]stages, steps. The chair or throne was set on a platform accessible by five steps, which were made of cassidony. Cotgrave explains O. F. cassidonie as meaning not only chaledony, but also a kind of marble; and this latter sense may be here intended.
[488.]Her word, her motto; her must refer to the great lady (l. 501) to whom the throne belonged.
[499.]tapet, a hanging cloth (Halliwell); here a portion of the hangings that could be lifted up, to give entrance.
[526.]After a sort, of one kind, alike. vent, slit in front of a gown. ‘Vente, the opening at the neck of the tunic or gown, as worn by both sexes during the Norman period, and which was closed by a brooch’; Gloss. to Fairholt’s Costume in England. O. F. fente, a slit, cleft; from Lat. findere. The collar and slit were alike bordered with ermine, covered with large pearls, and sprinkled with diamonds. Cf. also: ‘Wyth armynes powdred bordred at the vent’; Hawes, Pastime of Pleasure, ed. Wright, p. 80.
[536.]balays, a balas-ruby; ‘a delicate rose-red variety of the spinel ruby’; New. E. Dict. of entail, lit. ‘of cutting,’ i. e. carefully cut; the usual phrase; see New E. Dict.
[539.]a world, worth a world; cf. a world (great quantity) of ladies; Flower and the Leaf, 137.
[576–8.]Alluding to the proverb: ‘first come, first served’; cf. C. T., D 389, and the note (vol. v. p. 301).
[581.]We find that the ‘bills’ are petitions made by the four ladies regarding their ill success in love-affairs.
[592.]I. e. yet not so much as she ought to have been, as she had all the trouble; she refers to the lady herself.
[598.]Oncques, ever; Lat. unquam. ‘I can ever rise’ seems at first sight to be meant; but ne must be understood; the true sense is, ‘I can never rise’; i. e. never succeed. See the context, ll. 605–9.
[645.]‘I trust in God’; see l. 655.
[675.]‘Admonish well’; from O. F. monester, to admonish, warn.
[680.]Here, and in l. 689, the speaker is the lady of the castle. In l. 682 (as in l. 690), the speaker appears to be the fourth lady; it is none too clear.
[689.]I hate you, I command you. Hate should rather be written hote; perhaps it was confused with the related pt. t. hatte, was called. The reference to Saint James of Compostella is noteworthy.
[693.]it, i. e. the bill, or petition; it takes the form of a Complaint.
[697–8.]And, if. ye wolde, i. e. ye wolde seme, (see l. 696), ye would think so. Seem is still common in Devonshire in the sense of think or suppose; usually pronounced zim.
[699.]her refers to the lady of the castle; at least, it would appear so from l. 705. Else, it refers to Fortune.
[736.]the water, water thrown in her face by one of her companions, who had by this time entered the arbour.
[752.]A headless line; accent the first syllable.
[754–5.]The Flower and the Leaf has a similar ending (ll. 582–3).
[302.]Here follow the twenty statutes; ll. 302–504. They are evidently expanded from the similar set of injunctions given by Venus to the Knight in The Temple of Glas, ll. 1152–213; as clearly shewn by Schick in his Introduction, p. cxxxi. The similarity extends to the first, second, third, fifth, sixth, seventh, ninth, tenth, twelfth, fourteenth and eighteenth statutes, which resemble passages found in the Temple of Glas, ll. 1152–213, or elsewhere in the same poem. It is also possible that the author, or Lydgate, or both of them, kept an eye upon Ovid’s Art of Love. See also Rom. Rose (Eng. version), 2355–950, which is much to the point.
[305.]This is also the first injunction in T. G. 1152–3, and is immediately followed by the second, which enjoins secrecy. The reader should compare the passages for himself.
[311.]MS. synk and flete; which must of course be corrected to ‘sink or flete,’ as in Anelida, 182; C. T., A 2397.
[317.]‘Withoute chaunge in parti or in al’; T. G. 1155.
[319.]The MS. has brynde, and Stowe has brinde; so I let the reading stand. Morris has blynde, and Bell blind; neither of them has a note as to the change made. Perhaps brind=brend=burnt, in the sense of ‘inflamed by passion’; or it may be an error for brim=breme, furious, applied especially to the desire of the boar for the sow. The sense intended is clear enough; we should now write ‘base.’
[324–5.]From C. T., A 2252–3:—
[329.]passe forby, to pass by, i. e. to get out of his way; cf. C. T., B 1759, C 668. an ese, a relief, a way of escape. There is no difficulty, but all the editions have altered it to passe, for thereby, which will not scan.
[330.]daungerous, grudging, reluctant; see C. T., D 514.
[332.]of a sight, of what one may see. squeymous (MS. squymouse, Stowe squmous), squeamish, particular; see note to C. T., A 3337 (vol. v. p. 102). It is added that when the lady, on her part, was cruel, it was the lover’s duty to toss about in bed and weep; cf. T. G. 12:—‘The longe nyght walowing to and fro.’ ‘To walwe and wepe’; Troil. i. 699. And see Rom. Rose (Eng. version), 2553–62.
[338.]Cf. ‘Him to complein, that he walk [read welk=walked] so sole’; T. G. 552. And cf. Book Duch. 449; Black Knight, 143; Rom. Rose, 2391–6, 2517–9.
[340.]Cf. ‘as though he roughte nought Of life ne deth’; T. G. 939–40.
[344.]‘Abide awhile,’ T. G. 1203; ‘patiently t’endure’; T. G. 1267.
[347.]helden, false grammar for held. The metre shews that it was intentional.
[349.]‘Fulli to obeye,’ T. G. 1151; cf. 1145–50.
[360–4.]Cf. T. G. 1012–25; especially ‘And when I trespas, goodli me correcte’; and ‘neuyr yow offende.’ And Ovid, Art. Amat. lib. ii. 199–202.
[367.]yern, earn; so yearne in Spenser, F. Q. vi. 1. 40; A. S. geearnian.
[368–9.]‘Of grace and pitè, and nought of rightwisnes’; T. G. 979.
[378.]a-croke (MS. a croke), awry; see Acrook in the New E. Dict.
[379–81.]In l. 381, the MS. has shon (shun) distinctly; yet Morris prints shoue, and Stowe showe, destroying the sense. All have knowe in l. 379, but it should rather be con, which gives a perfect rime; for con represents A. S. cunnan, to know, and is frequently spelt cun; see Con in the New E. Dict. This statute refers to ‘the comfort of Sweet-Looking’; see Rom. Rose, 2893–922; Gower, C. A., iii. 26–7.
[390.]See T. G. 170–1, 1014.
[397.]‘Yeve hir giftes, and get hir grace’; Rom. Rose, 2699. ‘Auro conciliatur amor’; Ovid, Art. Amat. lib. ii. 278.
[403.]Cf. Rom. Rose, 2568–85.
[412.]‘And for no tales thin herte not remue’; T. G. 1182. Cf. C. T., A 3163–4; F 1483–5; and XII. 113–9 above (p. 289).
[429.]‘For love ne wol nat countrepleted be’; Legend of Good Women, 476. ‘Quisquis erit cui favet illa, fave’; Ovid, Art. Amat. lib. i. 146.
[431.]‘Whyt was this crowe’; C. T., H 133; cf. note to C. T., D 232.
[456.]Compare the Merchant’s Tale; C.T., E 1245.
[469.]Cf. T. G. 1168–70: ‘All trwe louers to relese of her payne,’ &c.
[475.]‘Ai fressh and wel besein’; T. G. 1167. Cf. Rom. Rose, 2279–84. ‘Munditiae placeant,’ &c.; Ovid, Art. Amat. lib. i. 513.
[484.]‘Who loveth trewe hath no fatnesse’; Rom. Rose, 2686; ‘Arguat et macies animum’; Ovid, Art. Amat. lib. i. 733.
[491–504.]Cf. Rom. Rose, 2419–39, 2817–20. In particular, ll. 496–7 seem to be actually copied from Rom. Rose, 2819–20: ‘or of hir chere That to thee made thy lady dere.’ This raises the suspicion that the Court of Love was written after 1532.
[499.]thou seen would be in Latin tu videatis; another example of false grammar.
[523.]let been, to let (them) be, to leave off.
[526.]kepten been (MS. bene); so in all the copies; but kepten is the pt. t. plural, as if we should say in Latin seruauerunt sunt. Unless, indeed, the -en is meant for the pp. suffix of a strong verb, as if we should make a Latin from seruatiti. The scansion shews that this false grammar came from the author.
[529.]‘Except God and the devil.’
[536–7.]Solomon and Samson; the usual stock examples. But probably in this case borrowed from Lydgate’s Balade, XIV. 4 (p. 295), which is certainly quoted thrice again below.
[542.]This line is made up from Lydgate’s Balade, XIV. 29–33, and 26; so again l. 544 resembles the same, l. 24. And Lydgate merely versifies the medieval proverb: ‘Fallere,’ &c.; see note to XIV. 29; p. 516.
[547.]of kind, by nature; as in XIV. 29 (p. 296).
[550.]‘An housbond shal nat been inquisitif’; C. T., A 3163.
[556.]Citherea is right; see l. 50; MS. and Stowe have Cithera.
[560.]‘You that are provided already with a lady.’—Bell. Cf. l. 561.
[561–3.]eke, lyke, a permissible rime, at a time when e had gained the mod. E. sound. See note to l. 81 above.
[570.]See T. G. 143–6. With l. 577, cf. T. G. 50.
[580.]The reading blisful is certain; it is from T. G. 328:—‘O blisful sterre, persant and ful of light.’ The author uses persant below, in l. 849.
[582.]See the second of the interpolated stanzas in T. G., p. 21, ll. 6, 7:—
[586.]loves daunce; see references in the Glossary to vol. vi., s. v. Daunce.
[589.]In T. G. 144, the lovers are only many a thousand; in the Kingis Quair, st. 78, they are ‘mony a’ million; here they are a thousand million. Such is evolution.
[591.]‘redresse is elegantly put for redresser’;—Bell. Then let the credit of it be Lydgate’s; cf. ‘Redresse of sorow, O Citheria’; T. G. 701.
[592.]Bell prints yheried, which is obviously right; but he does not say that both the MS. and Stowe have I hired; see Troil. ii. 973, iii. 7, 1804.
[593.]loves bond; founded on Boethius, lib. ii. met. 8, but doubless taken from Troil. iii. 1766; see note in vol. ii. p. 483.
[598, 603.]‘Make him teschwe euere synne and vice’; T. G. 450.
[611–3.]Celsitude and pulcritude are words that savour of the revival of learning. Such words are common in Dunbar, who uses both of them. For celsitude, see Dunbar, ed. Small, p. 271, 76, and p. 325, 25; for pulcritude, see the same, p. 271, 74; p. 274, 2; p. 279, 5. He even rimes them together; p. 271. Hawes also uses pulchritude; Pastime of Pleasure, ed. Wright, pp. 5, 18.
[614.]Cf. ‘Comparisoun may noon y-maked be’; Legend of Good Women, 122.
[623.]fere, fire (not fear); as in Troil. iii. 978.
[628.]Beseech, to beseech; note the anachronism in using the French infin. void-en with a suffix, and the Eng. beseech with none at all.
[634.]ure, destiny; from O. F. eur, Lat. augurium. A word that first appeared in Northern English; it occurs at least eight times in Barbour’s Bruce. And in the Kingis Quair, st. 10, we have the whole phrase—‘my fortúne and ure.’ It is also used by Lydgate; see VIII. 151, 302, 482 (pp. 250, 254, 260).
[641.]An exact repetition of l. 633 above.
[642.]Here, for a wonder, is an example of the final e; the author took the whole phrase ‘In thilk-ë place’ from some previous author; cf. ‘In thilke places’ (sic); Rom. Rose, 660 (Thynne). sign, assign.
[648.]‘Bi god and be my trouthe’; T. G. 1011.
[683.]‘And holden werre alwey with chastitee’; C. T., A 2236.
[684.]I kepen; false grammar; equivalent to Lat. ego curamus.
[688.]yove, gave; but in l. 690 the form is gave. I suspect that in l. 690, gave should be gan, and that image (for images) is to be taken as a genitive case; then the sense is—‘And I began anon to ponder and weigh in my heart her image’s fresh beauty.’
[701.]The idea is due to Chaucer’s Compleynt to Pity; cf. l. 1324.
[702.]Cf. ‘Him deyneth nat to wreke him on a flye’; Legend of Good Women, 381.
[703.]eke him, him also; but perhaps read ete him.
[704.]Cf. ‘and tendre herte’; C. T., A 150.
[725.]springen; false grammar, as it is a plural form.
[727.]endry, suffer, endure; so again in l. 941. This ridiculous hybrid is rightly excluded from the New E. Dict., which gives, however, several similar formations. It was coined by prefixing the F. prefix en-, with an intensive force, to M. E. drien, variant of dreogen, to endure (A. S. drēogan), Lowl. Sc. dree. No other author uses it.
[732.]spede, succeed; Stowe’s alteration to speke is unnecessary.
[749.]‘How are you the nearer for loving,’ &c.
[751.]fayn, put for feyn, i. e. feign, tell an untruth.
[755.]heth, heath. Here, and in l. 757, the author refers to two occasions when he was in great danger of falling in love; but he does not go into details.
[768.]Here we must read ee (eye) for the rime; in other cases it appears as eye, ye, y, riming with words in -y. This points to a somewhat late date; see note to l. 81 above. As for stremes, it is Lydgate’s word for glances of the eye; see T. G. 263, 582. And Lydgate had it from Chaucer, who mostly uses it of sunbeams, but twice applies it to the beams from the eyes of Criseyde; Troil. i. 305, iii. 129.
[782.]flawe, generally explained as representing Lat. flauus, yellowish, or the O. F. flave, with the same sense. Her hair was gold, so her eyebrows may have been of a similar colour. I suspect that flawe was a Northern form; cf. braw, as a Northern variant of brave.
[783.]mene disseverance, a moderate distance; evidently meant with reference to Criseyde, whose one demerit was that her eye-brows joined each other; Troil. v. 813.
[787.]milk-whyt path, the galaxy, or milky way; but surely this is quite a unique application of it, viz. to the prominent ridge of Rosial’s nose.
[789.]smaragde, emerald. The eyes of Beatrice are called smeraldi; Dante, Purg. xxxi. 116. Juliet’s nurse said that an eagle’s eye was not so green as that of Paris; Romeo, iii. 5. 222. Eyes in Chaucer are usually ‘as gray as glas’; the O. F. vair, an epithet for eyes, meant grayish-blue.
[797.]basse, kiss, buss; see Bass in the New E. Dict. ben is yet another instance of a false concord; read be, as basse is singular. See next note.
[798.]Cornelius Maximianus Gallus, a poet of the sixth century, wrote six elegies which have come down to us. The quotation referred to occurs in the first Elegy (ll. 97–8), which is also quoted by Chaucer; see note to C. T., C 727 (vol. v. p. 287). The lines are:—
Hence the epithet Flaming in l. 793.
[810.]bend, a band, sash; see New E. Dict., s. v. Bend (2), sb., 1. a.
[811.]‘With hair in tresses’; like Criseyde’s; see Troil. v. 810.
[813.]Cf. the Assembly of Ladies, 533–4 (p. 397):—
See also the Kingis Quair, st. 48.
[815–6.]See my note to Ch. Minor Poems, XXI. 20 (vol. i. p. 566).
[821.]Calixto, Callisto; called Calixte in Parl. Foules, 286. The story is in Ovid, Met. ii. 409. Alcmenia, Alcmene, mother of Hercules; see Ovid, Met. ix. 281; cf. Troil. iii. 1428; T. G. 123.
[823.]Europa, the story is in Ovid, Met. ii. 858. See Legend of Good Women, 113, and the note; T. G. 118.
[824.]Dane, Danae, mother of Perseus; see Ovid, Met. iv. 610. In Chaucer, C. T., A 2062, Dane means Daphne. Antiopa, mother of Amphion and Zethus; it may be noted that Jupiter’s intrigues with Europa, Antiopa, Alcmene, and Danae, are all mentioned together in Ovid, Met. vi. 103–13. It follows that our author had read Ovid.
[831.]‘There is no lak, saue onli of pitè’; T. G. 749.
[841.]The word the was probably written like ye, giving, apparently, the reading ye ye; then one of these was dropped. The long passage in ll. 841–903 may be compared with the pleadings of the lover in La Belle Dame sans Merci (p. 307, above); with T. G. 970–1039; and with the Kingis Quair, st. 99. Note the expression ‘of beaute rote,’ T. G. 972; and ‘Princes of youthe,’ T. G. 970 (two lines above); see l. 843.
[849.]persant, piercing; common in Lydgate; T. G. 328, 756, 1341; Black Knight, 28, 358, 591, 613. Cf. ‘And with the stremes of your percyng light’; Kingis Quair, 103.
[852–3.]Cf. T. G. 1038–9; Kingis Quair, st. 103, l. 7.
[858.]‘Of verrey routhe upon my peynes rewe’; T. G. 1001.
[865.]‘To love him best ne shal I never repente’; The Compleynt of Venus, 56, 64, 72. See note to l. 875.
[872–3.]Referring to Ch. Troilus, and Legend of Good Women, 580. ‘To ben as trewe as was Antonyus To Cleopatre’; T. G. 778.
[874.]thinkes; observe this Northern form.
[875.]‘And therfore, certes, to myn ending-day’; The Compleynt of Venus, 55. See note to l. 865.
[882.]expert, experienced; ‘expert in love,’ Troil. ii. 1367.
[891.]‘With al my hert I thanke yow of youre profre’; T. G. 1060.
[897.]Read I; this the scribe must have mistaken for the contraction for ‘and.’
[901.]‘And I beseech you not to be disdainful.’
[902.]seen my wil, to see what I wish; but surely wil is an error for bill, petition; see l. 916. Then rede means ‘read it.’
[906.]com of, be quick; see Troil. ii. 1738, 1742, 1750; and the numerous examples in Schick’s note to T. G. 1272.
[911.]Stowe, like the MS., ends the line with why. Bell supplied makes thou straunge.
[913.]Cambrige; this form is not found till after 1400. Chaucer has Cant-e-brigg-e (C. T., A 3921) in four syllables, which appears as Cambrugge in the late Lansdowne MS., after 1420. See Skeat, A Student’s Pastime, pp. 397–8.
[922.]and have, i. e. and have loved. On this construction, see Schick’s note to T. G. 1275.
[925–7.]I . . doon; more false grammar; equivalent to Lat. ego faciamus.
[929.]‘And, whan I trespace, goodli me correcte’; T. G. 1018.
[931–52.]Compare the answers of the lady in La Belle Dame sans Merci (p. 309, &c.).
[988–9.]Cf. Parl. Foules, 90–1; Compl. to his Lady, 47–9.
[998.]dwale, an opiate, a sleeping-draught; made from the dwale or ‘deadly nightshade’ (Atropa belladonna). It occurs once in Chaucer; C. T., A 4161. See my note to P. Plowman, C. xxiii. 379.
[1000.]y-wis afrayed, (being) certainly frightened. The use of y-wis in such a position is most unusual.
[1016–7.]‘Right as the fressh[e] rodi rose nwe Of hir coloure to wexin she bigan’; T. G. 1042–3.