The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
NIMEV TM 1269
Of greater cause may no wight him complain
‘Complaint to my Lodesterre’, once thought to be by Chaucer —
seven stanzas rhyme royal
Title(s): ‘Complaint to my Lodesterre’
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved; complaints, lovers’; lover’s plea
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 7578
, ff. 15v
[O]f gretter cause may no wight him compleyne
Than y for loue hath
ne sette in swiche case…
…Right so harde I a maan so piteously grone
And to him selfe
right thus he made his mone
Note: Initial ‘O’ is missing, with space left for illuminated
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“Complaint to My Lodestar.”
104 (1894): 162.
Skeat, Walter William,
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7 vols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1894-7: 4.xxix-xxxi.
Marshall, Isabel, and Lela Porter.
Ryme-Index to the manuscript texts of Chaucer’s Minor
1st ser. 80 (1889): 470.