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Floris and Blaunchfleur — in couplets
Note: Critical edition, Hausknecht (1885) (1296 lines).
Title(s): Floris and Blaunchfleur
Subjects: romances
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.4.27 (Part 2), pp. 1a-10b
First Lines:
…Heo tok ferþ a wel fair þing
Of hire finger a riche Ryng…
Last Lines:
…þat we him mote louie so
þat we mote to heuene go
Note: 824 lines.
Facsimiles:
Parkes, Malcolm B., and Richard Beadle. “Introduction.” Poetical Works. Geoffrey Chaucer. A Facsimile of Cambridge University Library MS Gg.4.27. 3 vols Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1979 (vol. 1); 1980 (vols. 2-3).
Editions:
Lumby, Joseph Rawson, ed. King Horn, Floriz and Blaunchfleur, The Assumption of Our Lady. G. H. McKnight EETS 1901, o.s. 14 (1866); repr. 1990: 51-74, 101-14.
2.Source: London, British Library Cotton Vitellius D.III, ff. 6-8v
First Lines:
…wiþ þoute wene
…þat maide to his quene…
Last Lines:
…& bereþ him þer…
After þes childe…
Hem to for berre…
Twene…
Note: 451 lines. Badly damaged.
Editions:
Lumby, Joseph Rawson, ed. King Horn, Floriz and Blaunchfleur, The Assumption of Our Lady. G. H. McKnight EETS 1901, o.s. 14 (1866); repr. 1990: 51-74, 101-14.
3.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2862 [olim Sutherland, Trentham Hall], f. 98
Note: 1083 lines.
Editions:
Taylor, Albert Booth, ed. Floris and Blanchfleur. Oxford: Clarendon, 1927.
French, Walter Hoyt, and Charles Brockway Hale. Middle English Metrical Romances. New York: Prentice-Hall, 1930: 824.
Sands, Donald B., ed. Middle English Verse Romances. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1966: 282-309.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. Five Middle English Narratives. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1967: 98-139.
4.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.2.1 [Auchinleck MS], ff. 100ra-104vb
First Lines:
…I ne kan telle ȝou nowt
Hou richeliche þe sadel was wrout…
Last Lines:
…Amen siggeȝ al so
And ich schal helpe ȝou þer to
Note: 861 lines in this MS, imperfect at beginning due to lost folios.
Facsimiles:
Pearsall, Derek, and I. C. Cunningham, eds. The Auchinleck Manuscript. National Library of Scotland Advocates’ MS. 19.2.1. London: Scolar Press, 1977.
Editions:
Taylor, Albert Booth, ed. Floris and Blanchfleur. Oxford: Clarendon, 1927.
Hartshorne, Charles Henry. Ancient Metrical Tales. London: W. Pickering, 1829: 81.
Laing, David, ed. A Penni Worth of Witte, Florice and Blauncheflour…. Abbotsford Club 29. Edinburgh, 1857: 15-44.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 68-73 (extracts).
Kooper, Eric, ed. Sentimental and Humorous Romances. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2006: 1-52.