NIMEV TM 1581
The plowman plucked up his plow
The Plowman’s Tale — 1380 alliterative lines in 8-line
stanzas (ababbcbc), including
Title(s): The Plowman’s Tale
Subjects: allegories; birds, as speakers/narrators; Lollardy; clergy, criticism/satire of
eight-line, alliteration —
Geoffrey Chaucer, Workes
, Thynne, 1532
Skeat, Walter William,
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Chaucer, Geoffrey, Workes
, [R. Grafton f.], W. Bonham 1542
Chaucer, Geoffrey, The workes of Geffrey Chaucer, newlie printed, with diuers
addicions, whiche were neuer in print before: with the siege and destruccion of the worthy citee of
Thebes, compiled by Ihon Lidgate, Monke of Berie. As in the table more plainly doeth appere
[Imprinted at London: By Ihon Kyngston, for Ihon Wight, dwellyng in Poules Churchyarde], 1561
The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer.
London: B. Lintot, 1721: 178.
The Works of the British Poets, or, Complete Edition of the Poets of
13 vols. Vol. 1. Edinburgh, 1793; London, 1795: 1.218.
The Works of the English Poets from Chaucer to Cowper.
London, 1810; repr. New York: Greenwood, 1969: 1.623-34.
The plouumans tale compylled by syr Geffrey Chaucher knyght
, [Imprinted at London: In Paules
churche yarde at the sygne of the Hyll by Wyllyam Hyll, [1548?]]
Attributed Author: compylled by syr G. Chaucher