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William Nevill, The Castell of Pleasure, with Prologue and Envoy — 971 lines generally in 8-line stanzas and rhyme royal
Author(s): William Nevill
Title(s): The Castell of Pleasure (Nevill)
Subjects: allegorical poems; dream visions; printers, comments by; envoys
Versification: — eight-line, seven-line — ababbcc



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 18476. Neville, William, The castell of pleasure. The conueyaunce of a dreme how Desyre went to ye castell of pleasure, wherin was the gardyn of affeccyon inhabyted by Beaute to whome he amerously expressed his loue, vpon the whiche supplycacion rose grete stryfe dysputacion, [and] argument betwene Pyte [and] Dysdayne…, , [[London]: Here endeth the castell of pleasure enprynted in poules churchayrde [sic] at the sygne of the Trynyte by me Hary Pepwell, 1518
Editions:
Cornelius, Roberta D., ed. William Nevill: The Castell of Pleasure. EETS o.s. 179 (1930); repr. 1971.
2.Source: STC 18475. Neville, William, The castell of pleasure The conueyaunce of a dreme how Desyre went to the castell of pleasure, wherin was the gardyn of affeccyon inhabyted by Beaute to whome he amerously expressed his loue vpon ye whiche supplycacyon rose grete stryfe dysputacyon, and argument betwene Pyte and Dysdayne, [Ed.? (R. Copland) Enprynted at London: In the Fletestrete at the sygne of the Sonne by Wynkyn de worde, [1530?]] , sigs. a.iiv-c.vi
First Lines:
Tornyng & trauersynge hystoryes vnstedfaste
In Ouydes bokes of transformacyon…
Last Lines:
…Thynkynge that I ought not of due conuenyence
Wryte the in so hyghe style as wyse storyes and sage
Note: Ed. R. Coplande; Huntington R. B. 49038
Attributed Title: The castell of pleasure (sig. a.i)
3.Source: STC 18475. Neville, William, The castell of pleasure The conueyaunce of a dreme how Desyre went to the castell of pleasure, wherin was the gardyn of affeccyon inhabyted by Beaute to whome he amerously expressed his loue vpon ye whiche supplycacyon rose grete stryfe dysputacyon, and argument betwene Pyte and Dysdayne, [Ed.? (R. Copland) Enprynted at London: In the Fletestrete at the sygne of the Sonne by Wynkyn de worde, [1530?]] , sigs. a.iv-a.ii
First Lines:
Your mynde consydered & your good entent
Theffecte regarded in euery maner case…
Last Lines:
…Men let theyr chyldren vse al suche harlotry
That byenge of bokes they vtterly deny
Note: Ed. R. Coplande; Huntington R. B. 49038 with alternate beginning, Coplande’s preface, as above (seven stanzas rhyme royal)
Attributed Title: Coplande the prynter to the auctour (sig. a.iv)