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(?)Robert Copland, The xv Ioyes of Maryage, a translation, perhaps by Robert Copland, of Antoine de la Sale’s Les quinze joyes de mariage — Prologue in eleven 7-line stanzas, Prohemye in thirty 7-line stanzas, text in couplets
Author(s): Robert Copland (?)
Title(s): The xv Ioyes of Maryage
Subjects: marriage
Versification: — seven-line — two-line
Macaronic: ababbcc



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 15257.5. La Sale, Antoine de; trans. Robert Copland (?), [The fyftene joyes of maryage], [London: Wynkyn de Worde, ca. 1507]
Note: Bodleian library shelfmark Douce frag. e.10.
2.Source: STC 15258. La Sale, Antoine de; trans. Robert Copland (?), The fyftene joyes of maryage, [London: Wynkyn de Worde, 1509] , sigs. A.2-M.5v
First Lines:
Somer passed and Wynter well begone
The dayes shorte the darke nyghtes longe…
Last Lines:
…So shall he lyue sore languysshynge alwayes
And wretchedly an ende make of his dayes
Note: New York, Pierpont Morgan Library Acc. no. 21589 (olim Britwell Court 33.A.25).
Attributed Title: The fyftene Ioyes of maryage (sig. A.1); Thus endeth the .xv. Ioyes of maryage Enprynted in London in flete strete at þe syngne of the sonne by me Wynken de Worde The yere of our lorde M.CCCC. and ix. (sig. M.5v)
Editions:
Wilson, F. P., ed. The Batchelars Banquet (1603): an Elizabethan translation (ascribed to T. Dekker and R. Tofte) of Les Quinze Joyes de Mariage (attributed to A. de La Sale). Oxford: Clarendon, 1929.