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IMEV 1562
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In the season of Février when it was full cold
A Ballade in praise of Margaret, the daisy — seven stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: flowers, praise of; Margaret, praise of; love
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599), f. 160ra-160rb
First Lines:
In the season of ffeuere when hit was full colde
ffrost and snowe hayle Rayne hath dominacion…
Last Lines:
…So wysely god for hys endelese mercy
Graunt euery trew lyuere to haue ioy of his [ ]
Note: Ends of some lines, stanzas 3-7, lost by cropping.
Facsimiles:
Fletcher, Bradford Y. “Introduction.” Manuscript Trinity R.3.19. A Facsimile. Norman, OK: Pilgrim, 1987.
Editions:
Stowe, John, ed. The Workes of Geffrey Chaucer…with diuers addicions, with the Siege of Thebes, compiled by J. Lidgate. London, J. Kyngston for J. Wight, 1561 (STC 5075).
Urry, John, ed. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. London: B. Lintot, 1721: 566.
Bell, John, ed. The Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. 14 vols. in 7. The Poets of Great Britain. Edinburgh, 1782; repr. London: Cadell and Davies, 1807: 1.584.
Chalmers, Alexander, ed. The Works of the English Poets from Chaucer to Cowper. London, 1810; repr. New York: Greenwood, 1969: 1.562.
Speght, Thomas, ed. The Workes of…Geffrey Chaucer. London, [A. Islip,] imp. G. Bishop, 1598; rev. ed. A. Islip, 1602 (STC 5077, 5080).
Clarke, Charles Cauder. The Riches of Chaucer. London: T. Tegg, 1835, 1839: 2.311 (mod.).
Forni, Kathleen, ed. The Chaucerian Apocrypha: A Selection. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2005.