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Found Records:
Glasgow, Glasgow University Library Hunterian 197 (U.1.1)
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) 1.88 (Norfolk); though, as Horobin (2003) notes, ‘there are few traces of Norfolk usage in the tranches selected for analysis’ (p. 150).
Number 6414-44
1.   ff. 1ra-115   When that April with his showers soot
Canterbury Tales
Number 6415-37
2.   ff. 1ra-3va   When that April with his showers soot
Geoffrey Chaucer, the General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales — 858 lines in rhyming couplets
Number 6530-40
3.   ff. 3vb-16va   Whilom as old stories tellen us
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Knight’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 2249 lines in couplets
Number 6427-39
4.   ff. 16va-17ra   When that the Knight had thus his tale I-told
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Knight-Miller link in the Canterbury Tales — 78 lines in rhyming couplets
Number 6537-39
5.   ff. 17ra-20vb   Whilom there was dwelling in Oxenford
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Miller’s Tale in the Canterbury Tales — 666 lines in rhyming couplets
Number 6307-36
6.   ff. 20vb-21rb   When folk had laughen at this nice cas
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Reeve’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 66 lines in couplets.
Number 724-38
7.   ff. 21rb-23va   At Trumpington not far fro Cantebridge
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Reeve’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 404 lines in couplets.
Number 5238-32
8.   f. 23va-23vb   The Cook of London while the Reve spake
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Cook’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 40 lines in couplets.
Number 145-32
9.   f. 23vb-24ra   A prentice whilom dwelt in our city
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Cook’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 58 lines in couplets.
Number 3090-22
10.   ff. 24ra-25ra   Listen and listeneth and harkeneth aright
Gamelyn
Number 120-37
11.   ff. 25rb-27vb   A merchant whilom dwelled at Saint-Denis
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Shipman’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 434 lines in couplets.
Number 6206-33
12.   f. 27vb   Well said by corpus dominus quod our Host
Geoffrey Chaucer, the ‘Shipman-Prioress Link’ of the Canterbury Tales — 18 lines in couplets.
Number 3970-40
13.   ff. 27vb-28ra   O Lord Our Lord Thy name how marvelous
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Prioress’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 35 lines in 7-line, rhyme royal stanzas.
Number 5601-42
14.   ff. 28ra-29ra   There was in Asia in a great city
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Prioress’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 203 lines in 7-line, rhyme royal stanzas.
Number 6295-33
15.   ff. 29ra-29vb   When ended was my tale of Melibee
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Monk’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 102 lines in rhyming couplets.
Number 2316-35
16.   ff. 29vb-34ra   I will bewail in manner of tragedy
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Monk’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 776 lines in eight-line stanzas.
Number 4315-38
17.   ff. 34ra-34vb   Our Host saw well that the bright sun
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Introduction to the Man of Law’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 98 lines in couplets.
Number 3929-35
18.   f. 34va-34vb   O hateful harm condition of poverty
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Man of Law’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 35 lines (five stanzas) in rhyme royal.
Number 2587-43
19.   ff. 34vb-37vb   In Syria whilom dwelt a company
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Man of Law’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 1026 lines in rhyme royal stanzas.
Number 4316-24
20.   f. 37vb   Our Host upon his stirrups stood anon
Geoffrey Chaucer, the ‘Epilogue’ of the Man of Law’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 28 lines in couplets.
Number 725-37
21.   ff. 38ra-40ra   At Sarai in the land of Tartary
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Squire’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 664 lines in couplets.
Number 2499-22
22.   f. 40ra-40rb   In faith Squire thou hast thee well I-quit
Geoffrey Chaucer, the ‘Squire-Franklin Link’ of the Canterbury Tales — 36 lines in couplets.
Number 6535-36
23.   ff. 40rb-45vb   Whilom there was dwelling in Lombardy
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Merchant’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 1174 lines in couplets.
Number 1242-37
24.   ff. 45vb-50ra   Experience though none auctoritee
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Wife of Bath’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 856 lines in couplets, with some versions including additional lines.
Number 2618-38
25.   ff. 50ra-52ra   In the old days of King Arthur
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Wife of Bath’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 408 lines in couplets, with some versions including additional lines.
Number 5802-34
26.   ff. 52ra-52rb   This worthy limiter this noble Friar
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Friar’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 36 lines in rhyming couplets.
Number 6536-38
27.   ff. 52rb-54ra   Whilom there was dwelling in my country
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Friar’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 364 lines in rhyming couplets.
Number 5756-34
28.   f. 54ra-54rb   This Summoner in his stirrups high stood
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Sommoner’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 44 lines in rhyming couplets.
Number 3255-39
29.   ff. 54rb-57ra   Lordings there is in Yorkshire as I guess
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Summoner’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 586 lines in rhyming couplets.
Number 5405-38
30.   ff. 57rb-57va   The minister and nourice unto vices
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Prologue of the Second Nun’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 119 lines in rhyme royal stanzas.
Number 5729.4-38
31.   ff. 57va-59va   This maiden bright Cecilia as her life sayeth
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Second Nun’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 434 lines in rhyme royal stanzas.
Number 3251-37
32.   ff. 59va-60rb   Lordings quod he in churches when I preach
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Pardoner’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 136 lines in couplets.
Number 2502-38
33.   ff. 60rb-62va   In Flanders whilom was a company
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Pardoner’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 506 lines in couplets.
Number 6711-29
34.   ff. 62va-63ra   Wit ye not where there stands a little town
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Manciple’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 104 lines in rhyming couplets.
Number 6390-34
35.   ff. 63ra-64rb   When Phoebus dwelled here in this earth adown
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Manciple’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 258 lines in rhyming couplets.
Number 3097-35
36.   ff. 64rb-65ra   Listen lords in good entent
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Sir Thopas in the Canterbury Tales — 207 lines in 6-line, tail-rhyme stanzas.
Number 3700-31
37.   f. 65ra-65rb   No more of this for Gods dignity
Geoffrey Chaucer, the ‘Thopas-Melibee Link’ in the Canterbury Tales — 48 lines in rhyming couplets.
Number 6295-34
38.   f. 73ra   When ended was my tale of Melibee
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Monk’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 102 lines in rhyming couplets.
Number 142-36
39.   ff. 73rb-76rb   A poor widow somedeal stoop in age
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Nun’s Priest’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 626 lines in couplets.
Number 5599-38
40.   ff. 76rb-77rA   There was as telleth Titus Livius
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Physician’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 286 lines in couplets.
Number 120-38
41.   ff. 77rb-79vb   A merchant whilom dwelled at Saint-Denis
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Shipman’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 434 lines in couplets.
Number 6206-34
42.   ff. 79vb-80ra   Well said by corpus dominus quod our Host
Geoffrey Chaucer, the ‘Shipman-Prioress Link’ of the Canterbury Tales — 18 lines in couplets.
Number 3970-41
43.   ff. 80ra-80rb   O Lord Our Lord Thy name how marvelous
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Prioress’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 35 lines in 7-line, rhyme royal stanzas.
Number 5601-43
44.   ff. 80rb-81rb   There was in Asia in a great city
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Prioress’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 203 lines in 7-line, rhyme royal stanzas.
Number 5617-30
45.   ff. 81rb-81va   These old gentle Bretons in their days
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Franklin’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 20 lines in couplets.
Number 6401-31
46.   f. 81rb   When said was all this miracle every man
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Prologue to Sir Thopas in the Canterbury Tales — 21 lines in 7-line, rhyme royal stanzas.
Number 2476-37
47.   ff. 81vs-86ra   In Armorica that called is Brittany
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Franklin’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 896 lines in couplets.
Number 941-31
48.   ff. 86ra-86va   By that the Manciple had his tale all ended
Geoffrey Chaucer, the the Parson’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 74 lines in rhyming couplets.
Number 4860-38
49.   f. 103ra-103rb   Sir Clerk of Oxenford our Host said
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Clerk’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales —56 lines in rhyming couplets.
Number 5573-40
50.   f. 103rb-110ra   There is at the west side of Italy
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Clerk’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales —1155 lines in rhyme royal stanzas.
Number 6296-31
51.   ff. 110ra-111ra   When ended was the life of Saint Cecilia
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Canon’s Yeoman’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 166 lines in rhyming couplets.
Number 6753-31
52.   ff. 111ra-115rb   With this chanon I dwelt have seven year
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Canon’s Yeoman’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 762 lines in rhyming couplets.