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This lusty may the which all tender flowers
‘Quare of Ielusy’ — 607 lines mainly in couplets, but partly in stanzas of varying length
Title(s): ‘Quare of Ielusy’
Subjects: May, poems of; love; love, vicisitudes of
Versification: — two-line — irregular, aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Arch. Selden. B. 24 (SC 3354), ff. 221v-228v
First Lines:
This lusty maii the quhich all tendre flouris
By nature nurisith with hir hote schouris…
Last Lines:
…In to this erth syne with þe falouschip of hell
In body and soule eternaly mot Duelle
Attributed Title: Here beginnith þe quare of Ielusy
a vise ȝe gudely folkis and see (f. 221v)
Facsimiles:
Boffey, Julia, and A. S. G. Edwards, eds. Chaucer, Works. Bodleian Library MS Arch Selden B.24: Facsimile Edition. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1995.
Editions:
Laing, David, ed. The Bannatyne Miscellany. 3 vols. Bannatyne Club 19. Edinburgh, 1827: 2.161.
Lawson, Alexander, ed. The Kingis Quair and The Quare of Jelusy. London: Black, 1910: 104-23.
Lawson, Alexander, ed. The Kingis Quair and The Quare of Jelusy. London: Black, 1910: 195.
Norton-Smith, John, and Imogen Pravda, eds. The Quare of Jelusy. Middle English Texts 3. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag/Carl Winter, 1976.
Symons, Dana M., ed. Chaucerian Dream Visions and Complaints. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2004.