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DIMEV 4949
IMEV 3670
NIMEV 3670
So thirled with the point of remembrance
‘The Compleynt of Anelida the quene upon fals Arcite’, included in Chaucer’s Anelida and Arcite, but here occurring separately — twelve 9-line stanzas and two 16-line stanzas, including Proem and Conclusion
Note: For Anelida and Arcite, see 5823.
Author(s): Geoffrey Chaucer
Title(s): ‘The Compleynt of Anelida the quene upon fals Arcite’
Subjects: complaints, lovers’
Versification: — nine-line, sixteen-line — aabaabbab, aaabcccbdddbeeeb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.1.6 [Findern MS], ff. 61-63v
First Lines:
[s]O threlyd with þe poynt of Remembraunce
the swerd of sorowe whet with fals plesaunce
Myn herte bare of blysse & blacke of hewe
That turnyd ys to quakyng al my daunce…
Last Lines:
…With yn þe temple with a sorowfull chere
That schapen was as ye schal aftre here
Attributed Title: Chaucer—His Complaint of Annelida (f. 61, in a post-medieval hand)
Facsimiles:
Beadle, Richard, and Alfred E. B. Owen. The Findern Manuscript: Cambridge University Library MS. F.1.6. London: Scolar Press, 1977.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2006, pp. 382-384
First Lines:
So thirleth wyth the point of Remenbraunce
The swerd of sorow whet with fals plesauns…
Last Lines:
…As holden yow to make yow stedfaste
All myghthi god of trouth souereyn
Note: Complaint, equivalent to lines 211-289 and 299-311 of Anelida and Arcite.
Attributed Title: The Complaint of Anelida quene of Hermenye vpon false Arcite of Thebes (p. 382)
Facsimiles:
Edwards, A. S. G. “Introduction.” Manuscript Pepys 2006: A Facsimile. Magdalen College, Cambridge. Norman, OK: Pilgrim, and [Woodbridge, Suffolk]: Boydell and Brewer, 1985.
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.20 (600), pp. 106-110
First Lines:
So thirlleþe with þe poynt of Remembraunce
Þe swerd of sorowe whett with fals plesaunce…
Last Lines:
…Howe þat Arcyte Anelyda so soore
Haþe thirlled with þe point of Remembraunce
Attributed Author: Geffrey Chaucier (p. 106)
Attributed Title: Takeþe heed sirs I prey yowe of þis complaynt of Anelyda Qweene of Cartage Roote of trouthe and stedfastnesse þat pytously Compleyneþe vpon þe varyance of daun Arcyte lord borne of þe blood Royal of Thebes englisshed by Geffrey Chaucier in þe best wyse and moost Rethoricyone þe moost vnkouþe metre coloures and Rymes þat euer was sayde tofore þis day redeþe and preveþe þe sooþe (p. 106); þe compleynte of Anelyda (RT)
4.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 140 [olim Phillipps 8299], ff. 85-87
First Lines:
…So thirlith with the poynte of remembraunce
The Swerde of sorowe y whett with fals plesaunce…
Last Lines:
…Howe that Arcite Anelida so sore
Hath ther led with the poynt of remembraunce
Note: Most of text on what were formerly two loose leaves, now ff. 85-86, clearly intended to be here since 3845 runs over from 84v to 85 and this text from 86v to 87; the complaint only, seventeen 8-line stanzas, aaabaaab
Attributed Title: Here endeth the compleynt of Anelida the Quene of hermenye vpon fals Arcite of Thebees (f. 87)
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Odd Texts of the Minor Poems. 2 vols. Chaucer Society 1st ser. 23, 60. London: Trübner, 1868, 1880; repr. New York and London: Johnson, 1967.