Prefulgent in preciousness O Synope the Queen
‘The ix ladyes worthy’, a pseudo-Chaucerian poem — nine
stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): Geoffrey Chaucer (attrib.)
Title(s): ‘The ix ladyes worthy’
Subjects: Worthies, Nine, female
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599)
, ff. 110v
Prefulgent in precyousnes o Synope the quene
Of all femynyne beryng
the septre and Regaly
Subduyng the large contrey of Ermony as hyt was
Maugre theyr myghtes thow brought theym to aply…
…The proud grekes myghtyly she dyd assayle
venquysshed theym in batayle
Note: Names of ladies, ‘Quene Sinope’, ‘Lady Ipolyte’,
etc. in margins beside stanzas for each.
Attributed Author: by Chaucer (added by later hand, f. 110v)
Attributed Title: The ix ladyes worthy (f. 110v); Explicit the baladys of the ix
worthyes of ladyes (f. 111)
Fletcher, Bradford Y.
Manuscript Trinity R.3.19. A Facsimile.
Norman, OK: Pilgrim, 1987.
Chaucer, Geoffrey, The workes of Geffrey Chaucer, newlie printed, with diuers
addicions, whiche were neuer in print before: with the siege and destruccion of the worthy citee of
Thebes, compiled by Ihon Lidgate, Monke of Berie. As in the table more plainly doeth appere
[Imprinted at London: By Ihon Kyngston, for Ihon Wight, dwellyng in Poules Churchyarde], 1561
Note: Further editions include
Chaucer, Geoffrey, Workes, Speght, 1598 .
The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer.
London: B. Lintot, 1721: 555.
The Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer.
14 vols. in 7.
The Poets of Great Britain.
Edinburgh, 1782; repr. London: Cadell and Davies, 1807: 1.586.
The Works of the English Poets from Chaucer to Cowper.
London, 1810; repr. New York: Greenwood, 1969: 1.561-2.