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NIMEV TM 1389
If all the earth were parchment scribable
An extract (lines 239-45) of The Remedy of Love (4801), here adapted to the praise of women
Note: Also forms last st. of 3184; for a companion piece cf. 5869. Cf. Opie and Opie (1951), 436; Linn (1938), 951-67.
Title(s): The Remedy of Love
Subjects: women, praise of



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 17492 [Devonshire], f. 90r1
Transcription:
Yff all the erthe were parchment scribable
Spedy for the hande and all maner wode
were hewed and proporcyoned to pennes able
al water ynke in damme or in flode
euery man beyng a parfyte scribe or goode
the feythfulnes yet and prayse of women
cowde not be shewed by the meane off penne
Editions:
Muir, Kenneth. “Unpublished Poems in the Devonshire MS.” Proc. Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society 6 (1944-52): 253-82: 278.
2.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], f. 258v
First Lines:
Gif all the erth war perchmene scribable
Maid to þe hand And all maner of wud…
Last Lines:
…The cursitnes And disset of wemen
Cowld not be schawin be the mene of pen
Note: Follows 5869.
Attributed Author: quod chaucer (f. 258v)
Facsimiles:
Fox, Denton, and William A. Ringler. The Bannatyne Manuscript: National Library of Scotland Advocates’ MS. 1.1.6 London: Scolar Press, in Association with The National Library of Scotland, 1980.
Editions:
Murdoch, James Barclay. The Bannatyne Manuscript. 4 vols. in 11 parts, paged continuously. Hunterian Club 16, 32, 40, 46, 50, 55-56, 64-67 Glasgow: Anderson, 1873-1896: 755.
Ritchie, W. Tod, ed. The Bannatyne Manuscript. 4 parts in 4 vols. Scottish Text Society 3rd ser. 5 (1928); n.s. 22 (1928); n.s. 23 (1930); n.s. 26 (1934) Edinburgh and London: Blackwood, 1928-34; ed. by Ritchie et al: 4.23.
Mason, Harold Andrew. Humanism and Poetry in the Early Tudor Period. London: Routledge and Paul, 1959: 52.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: Geoffrey Chaucer, Workes, Thynne, 1532 , .
Editions:
Chalmers, Alexander, ed. The Works of the English Poets from Chaucer to Cowper. London, 1810; repr. New York: Greenwood, 1969: 1.540.