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.
Prohennium 1. [sic] quarti libri.
(1) (Proem)
But al to litel weylawey the while. [ 1]
Lasteth swich Ioye Ithonked be fortune.
That semeth trewist whan she wil bigile.
And gan to fooles so hir song entune. [ 4]
That she hem hent and blent traitour comune.
And whan a wight is from hir weele Ithrowe.
Than laugeth she / and maketh hym a mowe. [ 7]
ffrom Troilus she gan hir bright face. [fol. 68a] [ 8]
Awey to wrythe / and took of hym no heede.
But caste hem clene out of his lady grace.
And on hir wheel / she sette vp diomede. [ 11]
ffor which right now myn herte gynneth bleede.
And now myn penne allas with which I write.
Quaketh / for drede of þat I moste endite. [ 14]
ffor how Criseide Troilus forsook. [ 15]
Or at the leeste how þat sho was vnkynde.
Moot hennesforth ben mater of my book.
As writen folk / thorwe which it is in mynde. [ 18]
Allas þat they sholde euere cause fynde.
To speke hir harm / and yif they on hir lye.
Iwis hem self sholde han the vilanye. [ 21]
(4) (Invocation)
O ye herynes nyghtes doughtren iij. [ 22]
That endeles compleynen euere in pyne.
Megera / Alete and ek Thesiphone.
Thow cruel Mars ek fader to quyryne. [ 25]
This ilke ferthe book me helpeth fyne.
So þat the lose of lyue and loue Ifeere.
Of Troilus / be fully shewed here. [ 28]