The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
And fetched his fellow there as he lay his store
Lines 2159-2294 of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Summoner’s Tale
) of the Canterbury Tales
rearranged in this MS as part of the restructuring of the work to produce a round-trip
Author(s): Geoffrey Chaucer
Title(s): Summoner’s Tale; ‘Dividing of a fart into twelve’; Canterbury Tales
Subjects: summoners; farts, division of; revenge
1.Source: Alnwick Castle, Duke of Northumberland MS 455
, fols. 237v
And fet his felawe ther as he leyd his store
He lokid as he were a
…And Ienkyn hath I wonne a newe goun
My tale is doon wee be
almost at toun
Note: III. 2229 omitted; spurious line follows 2230; 2185-6 reversed; f.
239v left blank.
Attributed Title: Here endeth the tale of the Sompnoure within þe boke wryten (f.
237v); Here endith the Sompnoure his tale (f. 239); Here
begynnyth Chawcere his tale of Mellebe and Prudence (f. 240; the prose tale of
Melibee follows these concluding lines of Summoner’s
Tale in this uniquely-ordered MS.