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The chance of love and eke the pain of Amoryus the knight
John Metham, Amoryus and Cleopes — 2211 lines in rhyme toyal stanzas
Author(s): John Metham
Title(s): Amoryus and Cleopes
Subjects: romances
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Princeton, Princeton University Library Garrett 141, ff. 17-56v
First Lines:
The chaunȝ of loue and eke þe peyn of amoryus þe knygt
ffor cleopes sake and eke how bothe in ffere…
Last Lines:
…ffor tyme on ocupyis qwan ffolk haue lytyl to do
In haly dayis to rede me thynk yt best so…
Note: Text of further one and a half stanzas erased from f. 56v, now illegible.
Attributed Title: Thys ys þe story off a knyght howe he dyd many wurthy dedys be þe help off a lady þe qwyche taught hym to ouercome a meruulus dragon þe qwyche was an C ffote longe And þis knyght was clepyd Amoryus & þe lady cleopes (f. 17); Here endyth þe story off amoryus þe knyght & off cleopes þe lady (f. 56v)
Editions:
Craig, Hardin, ed. The Works of John Metham. EETS e.s. 132 (1916); repr. 1973: 1-81.
Page, Stephen F., ed. Amoryus and Cleopes. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1999.