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DIMEV 510
And fetched his fellow there as he lay his store
Lines 2159-2294 of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Summoner’s Tale (3255) of the Canterbury Tales, rearranged in this MS as part of the restructuring of the work to produce a round-trip journey.
Author(s): Geoffrey Chaucer
Title(s): Summoner’s Tale; ‘Dividing of a fart into twelve’; Canterbury Tales
Subjects: summoners; farts, division of; revenge
Versification: — couplets — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Alnwick Castle, Duke of Northumberland MS 455, fols. 237v-239
First Lines:
And fet his felawe ther as he leyd his store
He lokid as he were a wild bore…
Last Lines:
…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.