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yff all the erthe were parchment scrybable

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 90r

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 f. [90r]
1    yff all the erthe were parchment scrybable
2    spedy for the hande / and all maner wode
3    were hewed and proporcyoned to pennes able
4    al water ynke / in damme or in flode
5    euery man beyng a parfyte scribe & goode
6    the faythfulnes yet and prayse of women
7    cowde not be shewyd by the meane off penne

Commentary

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Transcribed by TH2, this excerpt of the Chaucerian poem The Remedy of Love (lines 239-45) was probably taken from Thynne’s edition of Chaucer (c. 1532) and represents the only excerpt of this particular Chaucerian poem in the manuscript.[1] This selection is in praise of women. TH2’s transcribed excerpt from Hoccleve, “Womans harte vnto no creweltye” (89v), features a similar theme. TH2 separates the passages on this page with flourishes. The Devonshire Manuscript contains various other medieval and Chaucerian excerpts (see the Commentaryon “Womans harte vnto no creweltye” (89v)).



[1] Thynne was the first publisher to print The Remedy of Love in his edition of Chaucer’s works. Skeat omitted the poem from Chaucer’s canon in his edition (1905).

Textual Notes

Texts Collated

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 T5068.10

Collation

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 1 yff all] If al T5068.10 parchment] parchement T5068.10 scrybable] scribable T5068.10
2 spedy] Spedy T5068.10 hande / and] hande/and T5068.10 all maner wode] al maner wode T5068.10
3 were] Were T5068.10 hewed] hewed T5068.10 proporcyoned] proporcioned T5068.10 pennes able] pennes able T5068.10
4 al water] Al water T5068.10 ynke / in] ynke/in T5068.10
5 euery] Euery T5068.10 goode] good T5068.10
6 the faythfulnes] The cursydnesse T5068.10 prayse] disceyte T5068.10 women] women T5068.10
7 cowde] Coude T5068.10 shewyd] shewed T5068.10 meane off penne] meane of penne T5068.10


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