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O ye louers that hygh vpon the whele

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3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 1    O ye louers that hygh vpon the whele
2    ben sette of fortune in good aventure
3    god grawnte that ye fynden aye loue of stele
4    and longe maye yowr lyfe in ioye endure
5    but whan ye comen by my sepulture
6    remembre that yowr felowe resteth there
7    for I louyd eke thowgh I vnworthy were

Commentary

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Entered by TH2, this is an excerpt from Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde, Book IV, 323-39. TH2 may have copied the lines from Thynne’s edition of Chaucer (c. 1532). In this passage, Troilus has just found out about Criseyde’s exile from Troy and laments the fickleness of Fortune. Troilus asks lucky lovers to remember him—their unlucky fellow—when they pass his sepulture. The Devonshire Manuscript contains others verses from Troilus and Criseyde (see the Commentaryon “And now my pen alas wyth wyche I wryte” (29v)).

Textual Notes

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Collation

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 1      louers that] louers/that T5068.16
2      ben] Ben T5068.16     fortune in] fortune/in T5068.16     aventure] auenture T5068.16
3      god grawnte] God lene T5068.16
4      and] And T5068.16     maye] mote T5068.16     yowr] your T5068.16
5      but] But T5068.16
6      remembre] Remembreth T5068.16     yowr] your T5068.16
7      for] For T5068.16     louyd] loued T5068.16     eke thowgh I] eke/though I T5068.16

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