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Almighty God maker of all
The Wright’s Chaste Wife — 672 lines in 6-line stanzas
Author(s): Adam of Cobsam
Title(s): The Wright’s Chaste Wife
Subjects: tales; chastity
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 306, ff. 178-187
First Lines:
[A]llmyghty god maker of all
Saue you my souereyns in bowre shall…
Last Lines:
…The loue of god and of the comenys
Subdies bene of ryght
Explicit
Attributed Author: Cobsam, Adam of (line 620)
Attributed Title: A ffable of a Wryght that was maryde to a pore / wydows dowter the whiche wydow havyng noo good to geve with / her gave as for a precyous Iohell to hym a Rose garlond / the whyche sche / affermyd wold never fade while sche kept / truly her wedlok (f. 178, in a later hand)
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Adam of Cobsam: The Wright’s Chaste Wife. EETS o.s. 12 (1865); 2nd revised ed.,1869; 3rd ed. 1891; repr. 1965.