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It cometh by kind of gentle blood
On Good Words — four lines
Subjects: advice



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 5090. Chaucer, Geoffrey, [Thou fiers god of armes, mars the rede], [Westminster: W. Caxton, 1477?]
Transcription:
Hit cometh by kynde of gentil blode
To cast away al heuynes
And gadre to gidre wordes good
The werk of wisedom herith witnes
Et sic est finis
Facsimiles:
Blades, William. The Biography and Typography of William Caxton, England’s first printer. London: Trübner, 1877; repr. Totowa, NJ: Rowman and Littlefield, 1971: 2.65.
Jenkinson, Francis. “Introduction.” The story of Queen Anelida and the false Arcite. Cambridge: University Press, 1905; facsimile of Geoffrey Chaucer (STC 5090).
Editions:
Skeat, Walter William, ed. The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. 7 vols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1894-7: 1.46, 7.450.