SEARCH RECORDS
SEARCH MSS
PRINTED BOOKS
INSCRIPTIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
GLOSSARY
DIMEV HOME
The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
DIMEV 1666
IMEV 1016
NIMEV 1016
Great reason Cleopatra is thy kindess
‘þe neyne worshipfullest ladyes…by [pseudo] Chaucer’ — nine 8-line stanzas (aabbccdd); also called ‘Chaucer’s Chronicle’
Note: See 4398.
Author(s): Geoffrey Chaucer (attrib.)
Title(s): ‘þe neyne worshipfullest ladyes’; ‘Chaucer’s Chronicle’
Subjects: Worthies, Nine, female
Versification: — eight-line — aabbccdd



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 59 (SC 6943), ff. 38v-39v
First Lines:
Grete raysone Cleopatra is þy kyndnesse
Be putte in mynde and also þyne hyenesse…
Last Lines:
…Where þat of yowe þe goodes hade grete pitee
And lyche seemewes transfourmed him and þee
Attributed Title: Here nowe folow þe names of þe nyene worshipfullest Ladyes þat in alle cronycles and storyal bokes haue then founden of trouþe of constaunce and virtuous or reproched womenhode by Chaucier (f. 38)
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Odd Texts of the Minor Poems. 2 vols. Chaucer Society 1st ser. 23, 60. London: Trübner, 1868, 1880; repr. New York and London: Johnson, 1967: App.,v-viii.
Gaertner, Otto. John Shirley. Halle: E. Karrus, 1904: 66.
Boffey, Julia, and A. S. G. Edwards. “‘Chaucer’s Chronicle,’ John Shirley, and the Canon of Chaucer’s Shorter Poems.” Studies in the Age of Chaucer 20 (1998): 201-18: 215-17.