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If no love is O God what feel I so
‘Song of Troyelus’ — five stanzas rhyme royal, extracted from 5248, Book I. 400-34.
Author(s): Geoffrey Chaucer
Title(s): ‘Song of Troilus’
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], ff. 230-230v
First Lines:
Gif no luve is o God quhat feill I so
And gif luve is quhat thing and quhiche is he…
Last Lines:
…in to hir hand and with hummill cheir
Becoim hir man as to my lady deir
Attributed Author: quod chauseir of troyelus (f. 230v)
Attributed Title: The song of troyelus (f. 230)
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: 668.
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: 3.304.
2.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library EL 26.A.13 [olim Bridgewater], f. iii
First Lines:
If no love is o lord what fele I so
And if love is what thing and what is he…
Last Lines:
…þat from it comþe may to me savoury thenke
For ay thirst I þe more þat I it drynke
Note: Fragment: Book I, lines 400-406 only; see also 5248 ‘A whetstone…’.
Attributed Title: Troyles (as heading, f. iii)



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 5075. Chaucer, Geoffrey, The workes of Geffrey Chaucer, newlie printed, with diuers addicions, whiche were neuer in print before: with the siege and destruccion of the worthy citee of Thebes, compiled by Ihon Lidgate, Monke of Berie. As in the table more plainly doeth appere, [Imprinted at London: By Ihon Kyngston, for Ihon Wight, dwellyng in Poules Churchyarde], 1561
Editions:
Urry, John, ed. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. London: B. Lintot, 1721: 272.