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O Mossy Quince hanging by your stalk
A scurrilous balade against his mistress — three stanzas rhyme royal.
Note: Cf. 6798; editions not specifying source include Urry (1721), 558; Bell (1782), 13.133; Anderson (1793), 1.568; Skeat (1900), 124
Subjects: women, praise of; lovers, addresses to beloved
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599), ff. 205v-206
First Lines:
O mosy Quince hangyng on youre stalke
The whyche noman dar pluk away ner take
Of all the folk that passe forby or walke
Youre flowres fresshe be fallyn away and shake…
Last Lines:
…Ye do me so moche worshyp there as ye be present
Of all wemen I loue yow best a thowsand tymes fy
Note: Inserts 6798 after stanza 1
Attributed Author: Chaucer (added by later hand, left margin, f. 205v)
Facsimiles:
Person, Henry Axel. Cambridge Middle English Lyrics. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1953; rev. ed. 1962: 40-1.
Fletcher, Bradford Y. “Introduction.” Manuscript Trinity R.3.19. A Facsimile. Norman, OK: Pilgrim, 1987.
Editions:
Forni, Kathleen, ed. The Chaucerian Apocrypha: A Selection. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2005.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 5075. Chaucer, Geoffrey, The workes of Geffrey Chaucer, newlie printed, with diuers addicions, whiche were neuer in print before: with the siege and destruccion of the worthy citee of Thebes, compiled by Ihon Lidgate, Monke of Berie. As in the table more plainly doeth appere, [Imprinted at London: By Ihon Kyngston, for Ihon Wight, dwellyng in Poules Churchyarde], 1561
Note: Omits stanza 2
Editions:
Chalmers, Alexander, ed. The Works of the English Poets from Chaucer to Cowper. London, 1810; repr. New York: Greenwood, 1969: 1.564.
2.Source: STC 5077. Chaucer, Geoffrey, Workes, Speght, 1598