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As far as men ride or goon
Le Bone Florence of Rome, the romance of the Chaste Empress — 2189 lines in 12-line stanzas
Title(s): Le Bone Florence of Rome
Subjects: romances; Florence of Rome, empress
Versification: — twelve-line — aabccbddbeeb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.2.38, ff. 239va-254rb
First Lines:
As ferre as men ryde or gone
A more chyualrous town þen Troy was oon
In londe was neuer seen
Nor better knyȝtes þen came of hyt…
Last Lines:
…Ihesu that boght vs on the rode
Vn to hys blysse vs sende
Attributed Title: Explicit Le bone fflorence of Rome (f. 254rb)
Facsimiles:
McSparran, Frances, and Pamela R. Robinson. “Introduction.” Cambridge University Library MS Ff.2.38. London: Scolar Press, 1979.
Editions:
Ritson, Joseph, ed. Ancient English Metrical Romances. 3 vols. London, 1802; rev. Edmund Goldsmid and repr. Edinburgh: Goldlsmid, 1884: 3.1-92.
Viëtor, Wilhelm, and Albert Knobbe. Le bone Florence of Rome. Marburg: N.G. Elwert, 1893-94.