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And ended my complaint in this manner
Thomas Hoccleve, ‘Dialogus cum Amico’ — 118 rhyme royal stanzas
Author(s): Thomas Hoccleve
Title(s): Dialogus cum Amico
Subjects: dialogues; mutability, of world; frames, literary; madness; death, approach of; money
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Selden Supra 53 (SC 3441), ff. 83v-98
First Lines:
And endid my compleinte in this manere
Don knockid at my chaumbre dore sore …
Last Lines:
…Wole I translate and that my gifte I hope
Shal pourge as clene as keuerchiefs dooþ sope
Attributed Title: Explicit dialogus & incipit quedam fabula quadam bona & nobili Imperatrice Romana (f. 98)
Editions:
Hammond, Eleanor Prescott. English Verse between Chaucer and Surrey. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1927: 69 (extract).
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 221 (SC 27627), ff. 6v-15
First Lines:
And endith my complaynte in þys manere
One knokkid at my chaumbir dore sore…
Last Lines:
…Well I translate & þat my gilt I hope
Shall purge as clene as kerchiffes doth sope
Attributed Title: Here endith my complaynte and begynnes a dialogg (f. 6v); Explicit dialogus & incipit ffabula de quandam bona & nobile Imperatrice Romana . Ca iij (f. 15v)
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 735 (SC 1504), ff. 5v-15v
First Lines:
And endid my compleynt in þis manere
One knokkid at my chaumbre dore sore…
Last Lines:
…Wole I translate & þat my gilt I hoope
Shall purge as clene kerchefes doth soope
Attributed Title: Here endith my compleynt & begynneth A dialoggus (f. 5v)
4.Source: Coventry, Coventry Archives Acc. 325/1, ff. 43va-49rb
First Lines:
ANd eendid my compleint in þis manere
Oone knockid at my chambir dore sore…
Last Lines:
…Wol I translate and þat my gelte I hope
Shall purge as clene as kerchief doþe soope
Attributed Title: Et Incipit quidam Dialogus inter eundem Thomam & quemdam amicum suum (f. 43rb) [heading at bottom of previous column]; Explicit dialogus (f. 49rb)
5.Source: Durham, Durham University Library Cosin V.iii.9, ff. 9-26v
First Lines:
And endyd my complaynt in this manere
one knocked at my chambre dore sore…
Last Lines:
…Wole I translate and þat shal pourge I hope
My gilt as cleene as keuerchiefs dooth sope
Note: Folios 13-26v author’s holograph.
Attributed Author: Thomas hoccleve (f. 26v)
Attributed Title: Dialogue cum Amico (added modern hand, f. 9)
Facsimiles:
Burrow, John, and A. I. Doyle, eds. Thomas Hoccleve: A Facsimile of the Autograph Verse Manuscripts. EETS s.s. 19 (2002).
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Hoccleve’s Works: The Minor Poems. vol. 1. EETS e.s. 61 (1892); repr. with Gollancz (1925) 73; rev. J. Mitchell and A. Ian Doyle, 1970: 110-39.
6.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library 493 [olim Phillipps 8267; Robinson (July 1952); Bodmer], ff. 6v-16v
First Lines:
And endid my compleynt in this manere
One knokkid at my chaumbre dore sore…
Last Lines:
…Wole I translate & þat my gilt I hoope
Schall purge as clene as kerchefes doth soop
Attributed Title: …begynneth a dialogg (f. 6v); Explicit dialogus… (f. 16v)