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Of noble men both kings and princes royal
An English version of Boccaccio’s De Mulieribus Claris — rhyme
royal
Note: For a sixteenth-century version by Henry Parker in Chatsworth MS, see Wright (1943).
Author(s): Giovanni Boccaccio
Title(s): De Mulieribus Claris
Subjects: women, praise of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 10304, ff. 2v-46v
First Lines:
Off noble men both kyngys & pryncys royall
Through the world in euery nacyon…
Last Lines:
…Leste than I eyre the bareyn se banke
And gete me more of laboure than of thanke
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius. “über die mittelenglisch Bearbeitung von Boccaccios De claris mulieribus.” Festschrift zur Begrüssung des fünften allegemeinen deutschen Neuphilologentages. Julius Zupitza, ed. Berlin: Weidmann, 1892: 93-118 (extracts only).
Schleich, Gustav, ed. Die mittelenglische Umdichtung von Boccaccio’s De Claribus Mulieribus. Palaestra 144. Leipzig: Mayer & Müller, 1924: /.