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.
(1) (Proem)
But al to litel weylaway the whyle. [ 1]
Lasteth swich Ioie ythonked be fortune.
That semeth trewest whan she wol bygyle.
And kan to fooles so hire songe entune. [ 4]
That she hem hent and blent tratoure comune.
And whan a wight is from hire whiel ythrowe
Than laugheth she and maketh hym the mowe. [ 7]
ffrom Troilus she gan hire brighte face. [ 8]
Awey to writh. and toke of hym non heede.
But caste hym clene oute of his lady grace.
And on hire whiel she sette vp Diomede. [ 11]
ffor which myn herte right now gynneth blede.
And now my penne allas with which I write.
Quaketh for drede of that I moste endite. [ 14]
ffor how Criseyde Troilus forsook. [ 15]
Or at the leeste how that she was vnkynde.
Moot hennesforth ben matere of my book.
As writen folk thorugh which it is [in] mynde. [ 18]
Allas that they sholde euere cause fynde.
To speke hire harm and if they on hire lye.
Iwis hem self sholde han the vilanye. [ 21]
(4) (Invocation)
O ȝe herynes nyghtes doughtren thre. [ 22]
That endeles compleignen euere in pyne.
Megera. Alete. and ek Thesiphone.
Thow cruel Mars ek fader to Quyryne. [ 25]
This ilk ferth book me helpeth fyne.
So that the losse of lyue and loue yfeere.
Of Troilus be fully shewed heere. [ 28]
Explicit liber Tercius. [fol. 92a]