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It is no right all other lusts to lose
‘Balade by Chaucer’ on swiving — three stanzas rhyme royal
Note: Cf. 4138.
Title(s): ‘Balade by Chaucer’; ‘Balade of a Reeve’
Subjects: erotic verse
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 7578, ff. 15r2-15v
First Lines:
It is no Right all othr lustes to lese
This mery month of may for myssinge of on cas…
Last Lines:
…And ther in dompe as depe as man myght dyue
This holde I bette thanne laboure as a Reue
Editions:
Brusendorff, Aage. The Chaucer Tradition. Copenhagen, 1925; repr. Oxford: Clarendon, 1967: 280-1.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 16165, ff. 244-244v
First Lines:
Hit is no right alle oþer lustes to leese
þis moneþe of May for missyng of one cas…
Last Lines:
…To fonde to dompe als deepe as man may dyeve
þus holde I bett þan labour as a Reeve
Note: …by Chaucer (RT, f. 244v)
Attributed Title: Balade by Chaucer (RT, f. 244v)
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James. “Balade by Chaucer.” Atheneum 57 (Feb. 18, 1871): 34: 210 (st. 1, 2 only).
Furnivall, Frederick James. Jyl of Breyntford’s Testament and Other Poems. London, 1871; privately circulated: 34-5.
Brusendorff, Aage. The Chaucer Tradition. Copenhagen, 1925; repr. Oxford: Clarendon, 1967: 280-1.
Hammond, Eleanor Prescott. “Omissions from the Editions of Chaucer.” Modern Language Notes 19 (1904): 35-38: 38.
Boffey, Julia, and A. S. G. Edwards. “‘Chaucer’s Chronicle,’ John Shirley, and the Canon of Chaucer’s Shorter Poems.” Studies in the Age of Chaucer 20 (1998): 201-18: 217.