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Of all the crafts ought blessed be the plow
‘The Plowman’s Song’, a pseudo-Chaucerian balade — two
stanzas rhyme royal
Title(s): ‘The Plowman’s Song’
Subjects: husbandry; erotic verse
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 16165
, ff. 244v
Of alle þe crafftes oute blessed be þe ploughe
So mury it
is to holde to by hinde…
…Ageyns þe hil tpruk in tpruk out I calle
For of my
ploughe þe best stotte is balle
Attributed Title: Balade (f. 244v)
Hammond, Eleanor Prescott.
“Omissions from the Editions of Chaucer.”
Modern Language Notes
19 (1904): 35-38: 37.
Furnivall, Frederick James.
Jyl of Breyntford’s Testament and Other Poems.
London, 1871; privately circulated: 35-6.
Boffey, Julia, and A. S. G. Edwards.
“‘Chaucer’s Chronicle,’ John Shirley, and the Canon of
Chaucer’s Shorter Poems.”
Studies in the Age of Chaucer
20 (1998): 201-18: 217-18.