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DIMEV 1332
IMEV 811.5
NIMEV TP 405
Folk discomforted bear heavy conscience
The letter of Dydo — Prologue in nine stanzas rhyme royal, Letter to Aeneas in 242 lines of heroic couplets, and an Envoy in two stanzas rhyme royal
Note: Ringler Jr. (1988), TP 405.
Title(s): The letter of Dydo
Subjects: Dido and Aeneas; envoys
Versification: — seven-line, two-line — ababbcc, aa



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 5088. Chaucer, Geoffrey, The Boke of Fame...with dyuers other of hid workes, Pynson, [1526?] , sigs. f.3va-f.5vb
First Lines:
Folke discomforted bere heuy countenaunce
As ye haue cause so order your chere…
Last Lines:
…To do þat thing whiche folkes may reproue
you in any thyng þat ye haue done for loue
Attributed Title: …herafter foloweth the letter of Dydo to Eneas and fyrst the prologue of the translatour (sig. f.3va); The letter of Dydo to Eneas (RT); Thus endeth þe letter of Dydo to Eneas… (sig. f.5rb); Lenuoy of the translatour (sig. f.5rb)
Editions:
Gray, Douglas. The Oxford Book of Late Medieval Verse and Prose. Oxford: Clarendon, 1985: 91-3.