Three more parallel texts of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde from ms. LI in St. John's college, Cambridge; ms. no. 61 in Corpus Christi college, Cambridge, and the Harleian ms. 1239 in the British museum; put forth by F.J. Furnivall ... with a note on Chaucer's borrowings from Benoît de Sainte-More by G.C. Macaulay ....
Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400., Furnivall, Frederick James, 1825-1910., Macaulay, G. C. (George Campbell), 1852-1915., Benoît, de Sainte-More, active 12th century.
Incipit prohemmium secundi Libri.
(1) (Proem.)
Owt of thise blake wawes for to saylle. [fol. 26a] [ 1]
O wynde o wynde the weder gynneth clere.
ffor in this see the bote hath swych trauaylle.
Of my commyng that vnneth I it steere. [ 4]
this see clepe I the tempestous matere.
Of disepeir that Troilus was Inne.
But now of hope the kalendes bygynne. [ 7]
(2) (Invocation.)
O lady myn that called art Cleo. [ 8]
Thow be my speed fro this forth and my Muse.
To ryme wel this book til I haue do.
Me nedeth here noon othere art to vse. [ 11]
fforwhi to euery louere I me excuse.
That of no sentement I this endite.
But out of latyn in my tonge it write. [ 14]
(3)
Wherfore .I. nyl haue neither thank ne blame. [ 15]
Of al this werk but prey ȝow mekely.
Disomblameth me if any word be lame.
ffor as myn autour seyde so sey .I. [ 18]
Ek though I speeke of loue vnfelyngly.
No wondre is for it no thyng of newe is.
A blynde man kan nat Iuggen wel in hewis. [ 21]
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Ȝe knowe ek that in fourme of speche is chaunge. [ 22]
withInne a thousand ȝeer and wordes tho.
That hadden pris. now wonder nyce and straunge.
Us thenketh hem and ȝet thei spake hem so. [ 25]
And spedde as wel in loue as men now do.
Ek for to wynnen loue in sondry ages.
In sondry londes sondry ben vsages. [ 28]
(5)
And forthi if it happe in any wyse. [ 29]
That here be any louere in this place.
That herkneth as the storie wel deuise.
How Troilus comme to his lady grace. [ 32]
And thenketh so nold I nat loue purchace.
Or wondreth on his speche or his doynge.
I noot but it is me wondryng. [ 35]
(6)
ffor euery wight which that to rome wente. [fol. 26b] [ 36]
Halt nat o path or alwey o manere.
Ek in som lond were al the game shente.
If that they ferde in loue as men don here. [ 39]
As thus in opyn doyng or in chere.
In visityng in forme or seyde hire sawes.
fforthi men seyn ecche contree hath hise lawes. [ 42]
(7)
Ek scarsly ben ther in this place thre. [ 43]
That haue in loue seide like an don in al.
fforto thi purpos this may liken the.
And the right nought ȝet al is seide or schal. [ 46]
Ek som men graue in tree som in stone wal.
As it bitit. but syn I haue bigonne.
Myn autour shal I folwen if I konne. [ 49]
Explicit prohemmium secundi Libri.