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Many men say that in swevenings
The Romaunt of the Rose — in couplets (Singer (1928), 806)
Note: Three fragments, corresponding to the French text as follows: A, lines 1-1705 = lines 1-1678; B, lines 1706-5810 = lines 1679-5169; C, lines 5811-7698 = lines 10716-12564.
Author(s): Geoffrey Chaucer; Guilliame de Lorris; Jean de Meun
Title(s): The Romaunt of the Rose
Subjects: dreams; Courtly Love; allegory
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Glasgow, Glasgow University Library Hunterian 409 (V.3.7), ff. 2-150
First Lines:
…So mochel pris and the[ ]
So worthy is biloued [ ]…
Last Lines:
…To Reden in diuinitie
And longe haue red
Note: Begins imperfectly at line 45 of fragment A due to loss of first leaf; top right corner of first folio cut away, with loss of ends of lines; altogether 7696 lines of Fragment A: lacks lines 1-44, 333-380, 1387-1482, 2395-2442, 3595-3690, 7385-7576.
Editions:
Skeat, Walter William, ed. The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. 7 vols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1894-7: 1.93-259.
Robinson, F. N., ed. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Oxford: Clarendon, 1933; 2nd ed. 1957: 664-731; 1957; 564-637.
Benson, Larry Dean, ed. The Riverside Chaucer. 3rd ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1987: 686-767 (with variants from Geoffrey Chaucer, Workes, Thynne, 1532 ).
2.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Sutherland Estates Papers, Acc. 10225, Box I, File 4 (fragment), recto-verso
First Lines:
…ffor often tymes…shall fall
In love among thy paynes all…
Last Lines:
…Syghes and pleyntes with newe woo
That noon yrchon ne pryketh soo
Note: A one-leaf fragment containing lines 2403-2450, with the recto very faded.
Editions:
Horobin, Simon. “A New Fragment of the Romaunt of the Rose.” Studies in the Age of Chaucer 28 (2006): 205-15: 109-10.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: Geoffrey Chaucer, Workes, Thynne, 1532 , ff. 128ra-168vb
First Lines:
Many men sayn þat in sweueninges
Ther nys but fables & lesynges…
Last Lines:
…Without abode knele downe anon
And þou shal haue absolucion
Attributed Author: compose par maistre Jean de Meung et maistre Guillaum de Loris (added by hand, sixteenth century (f. 127)
Attributed Title: The Romaunt of the Rose (f. 127); Here endeth the Romaunt of the Rose (f. 168vb)