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IMEV 2602.3
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Of a chance I will you tell
‘A Penni Worthe of Witte’ — 400 lines in couplets
Note: For another version, see 3117.5.
Title(s): ‘A Penni Worthe of Witte’
Subjects: adultery, tales of; tales, comic
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.2.1 [Auchinleck MS], ff. 257ra-259rb
First Lines:
…Of a chaunce ichil ȝou telle
Þat whilom in þis londe bifelle…
Last Lines:
…Þai ferd miri & so mot we
A [ ]
Note: 400 lines in couplets; imperfect at beginning due to lost leaf, of which only a stub remains (f. 256a); part of last line cut out with initial for next work.
Attributed Title: [A penni]worþ [of wit]te (f. 256avb)
Editions:
Laing, David, ed. A Penni Worth of Witte, Florice and Blauncheflour…. Abbotsford Club 29. Edinburgh, 1857: 1-14.
Kölbing, Eugen. “Vier Romanzen-Handschriften.” Englische Studien 7 (1884): 101-25: 113-17.