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This work who so shall see or read
‘Fle þe mys-woman’, with an exemplum — twelve stanzas rhyme royal
Note: Same as stanzas 20-29 and 38, 35 of The Remedy of Love (4801) occurring separately.
Title(s): ‘Fle þe mys-woman’
Subjects: advice, to lovers; lovers, warnings to
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], ff. 258v-259v
First Lines:
This work quha sa sall sie or reid
Of ony Incongruitie do me not Impeche…
Last Lines:
…Keip with hir at wyn no alteratioun
Lest that thyn hart fall by inclinatioun
Attributed Author: Chauseir (left margin, f. 258v), ffinis quod chauseir (f. 259v)
Facsimiles:
Fox, Denton, and William A. Ringler. The Bannatyne Manuscript: National Library of Scotland Advocates’ MS. 1.1.6 London: Scolar Press, in Association with The National Library of Scotland, 1980.
Editions:
Stowe, John, ed. The Workes of Geffrey Chaucer…with diuers addicions, with the Siege of Thebes, compiled by J. Lidgate. London, J. Kyngston for J. Wight, 1561 (STC 5075).
Urry, John, ed. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. London: B. Lintot, 1721: 527.
Murdoch, James Barclay. The Bannatyne Manuscript. 4 vols. in 11 parts, paged continuously. Hunterian Club 16, 32, 40, 46, 50, 55-56, 64-67 Glasgow: Anderson, 1873-1896: 755.
Ritchie, W. Tod, ed. The Bannatyne Manuscript. 4 parts in 4 vols. Scottish Text Society 3rd ser. 5 (1928); n.s. 22 (1928); n.s. 23 (1930); n.s. 26 (1934) Edinburgh and London: Blackwood, 1928-34; ed. by Ritchie et al: 4.24, 23.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: Geoffrey Chaucer, Workes, Thynne, 1532 , ff. 366rb-368vb
First Lines:
This werke who so shal se or rede
Of any incongruite do me not impeche…
Last Lines:
…Though he be of a corrupte entent
She perauenture is not of assent
Note: In this printed text only preceded by a prologue, for which see 4801; this text begins after ‘Explicit prologus’.
Attributed Title: The Remedy of loue (f. 365va)