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Listen all great and small / I shall you tell a little tale
The Four Daughters of God, a paraphrase of one section of Grosseteste’s Chateau d’Amour — 32 tail-rhyme stanzas
Note: Ends imperfectly, lines 1-192; for another version of the same section, see 2809.
Title(s): Chateau d’Amour ; The Four Daughters of God
Subjects: allegories; instruction, religious
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton App. VII, ff. 1-2v
First Lines:
[L]ystyns all gret and smale
I shall ȝow tell a lytell tale…
Last Lines:
…In powere and in dignite
And þe wisdome am I of þe
Editions:
Brunner, Karl. “Der Streit der vier Himmelstöchter.” Englische Studien 68 (1933-34): 188-94: 189-94.
Sajavaara, K., ed. The Middle English Translations of Robert Grosseteste’s Chateau d’Amour. Mémoires de la Société Néophilologique de Helsinki 32. Helsinki, 1967: 366.