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NIMEV TP 116
All tho that list of women evil to speak
A praise of women — twenty-five stanzas rhyme royal
Note: Ringler Jr. (1988), TP 116.
Subjects: women, praise of; love, instructions regarding; love, game of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], ff. 275-276v
First Lines:
Al tho þat list of wemen evill to speik
And say of thame wer than thay deserue…
Last Lines:
…Quhair all gude wemen salbe in feir
In hevin aboif among the angellis cleir
Attributed Author: ffinis quod chauseir (f. 276v)
Facsimiles:
Fox, Denton, and William A. Ringler. The Bannatyne Manuscript: National Library of Scotland Advocates’ MS. 1.1.6 London: Scolar Press, in Association with The National Library of Scotland, 1980.
Editions:
Murdoch, James Barclay. The Bannatyne Manuscript. 4 vols. in 11 parts, paged continuously. Hunterian Club 16, 32, 40, 46, 50, 55-56, 64-67 Glasgow: Anderson, 1873-1896: 799.
Ritchie, W. Tod, ed. The Bannatyne Manuscript. 4 parts in 4 vols. Scottish Text Society 3rd ser. 5 (1928); n.s. 22 (1928); n.s. 23 (1930); n.s. 26 (1934) Edinburgh and London: Blackwood, 1928-34; ed. by Ritchie et al: 4.64-70.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: Geoffrey Chaucer, Workes, Thynne, 1532 , ff. 311va-312va
First Lines:
Al tho þe lyste of women euyl to speke
And sayn of hem worse than they deserue…
Last Lines:
…There as she & al good women shal be in fere
In heuen aboue amonge the angels clere
Note: See also Speght, 1598, etc.
Attributed Title: A preyse of women (f. 311va)
Editions:
Urry, John, ed. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. London: B. Lintot, 1721: 456.
Bell, John, ed. The Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. 14 vols. in 7. The Poets of Great Britain. Edinburgh, 1782; repr. London: Cadell and Davies, 1807: 10.127.
Anderson, Robert. The Works of the British Poets, or, Complete Edition of the Poets of Great Britain. 13 vols. Vol. 1. Edinburgh, 1793; London, 1795: 1.444.
Chalmers, Alexander, ed. The Works of the English Poets from Chaucer to Cowper. London, 1810; repr. New York: Greenwood, 1969: 1.344-5.
The Poems of Geoffrey Chaucer. 5 vols. Chiswick: C. Whittington, 1822: 4.295.
Nicolas, Nicholas Harris, and Richard Morris, eds. The Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Aldine Edition of the British Poets. 6 vols; orig. ed., 1845; rev. ed. London: Bell and Daldy, 1866: 6.278.
Bell, Robert, ed. Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. London: J.W. Parker, 1854-6; rev. Walter William Skeat 4 vols. London: G. Bell and Sons, 1878; orig. published 8 vols: 4.416.