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In February when the frosty moon
John Lydgate, The Floure of Curtes — 270 lines in rhyme royal stanzas, including balade symple with four-line Envoy
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): The Floure of Curtes
Subjects: dream poems; envoys; love lyrics
Versification: — seven-line, four-line — ababbbcc, abab



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: Geoffrey Chaucer, Workes, Thynne, 1532 , ff. 283rb-284vb
First Lines:
In Feuerier whan the frosty moone
Was horned ful of Phebus firy syght…
Last Lines:
…Princesse of beautie to you I represent
This symple dyte rude as in makynge
Of herte and wyl faythful in myn entent
Lyke as this day soules herde I synge
Attributed Title: The Floure of Curtesy (f. 283rb); Here endeth the Floure of Curtesy (f. 284vb)
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. II: Secular Poems. EETS o.s. 192 (1934); repr. 1961: 410-17.
Chalmers, Alexander, ed. The Works of the English Poets from Chaucer to Cowper. London, 1810; repr. New York: Greenwood, 1969: 1.515-7.
Cohen, Helen Louise. The Ballade. New York: Columbia UP, 1915: 253 (balade only).
Forni, Kathleen, ed. The Chaucerian Apocrypha: A Selection. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2005.