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Laid upon shelf in leaves all to-torn
Coplande’s Envoy to Chaucer’s Parliament of Fowls in Chaucer, Geoffrey, The assemblie of foules Here foloweth the assemble of foules veray pleasaunt and compendyous to rede or here compyled by the preclared and famous clerke Geffray Chaucer, [Imprynted in london: In Flete strete at the sygne of the Sonne agaynste the condyte, by me Wynkyn de Worde, The. xxiiij. day of Ianuary, in the yere of our lorde. M.CCCCC. amp; xxx. (1530)]
Subjects: prologues, printer’s
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 5092. Chaucer, Geoffrey, The assemblie of foules Here foloweth the assemble of foules veray pleasaunt and compendyous to rede or here compyled by the preclared and famous clerke Geffray Chaucer, [Imprynted in london: In Flete strete at the sygne of the Sonne agaynste the condyte, by me Wynkyn de Worde, The. xxiiij. day of Ianuary, in the yere of our lorde. M.CCCCC. amp; xxx. (1530)] , sig. b.6v
First Lines:
Layde vpon shelfe in leues all to torne
With letters dymme almost defaced clene
The hyllynge rotte with wormes all to worne…
Last Lines:
…And loue also is rote of wretchednesse
Thus be two loues scryture bereth wytnesse
Attributed Title: Lenvoy of R. Coplande boke prynter (sig. b.6v)