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Well may I plain on you Lady Money
Thomas Hoccleve, Appeal to Lady Money — a roundel, twenty-four lines
Author(s): Thomas Hoccleve
Subjects: money
Versification: — roundel



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 744 [olim Ashburnham 133; olim Gollancz], f. 52
First Lines:
Wel may I pleyne on yow lady moneye
Þat in the prison of your sharp scantnesse
Souffren me bathe in wo and heuynesse
And deynen nat of socour me purueye
Whan þat I baar of your prison the keye
Kepte I yow streite nay god to witnesse…
Last Lines:
…Elles I moot in right a feynt gladnesse
Synge to yow thus & yow accuse & sey
Well may I et cetera
Note: Followed by 2034 and 4193.
Attributed Title: Cy ensuent trois chaunceons lune conpleynante a la dame monoie et lautre La response dele a cellui qui se conpleynt & la tierce la commendacion de ma dame (f. 51v)
Facsimiles:
Burrow, John, and A. I. Doyle, eds. Thomas Hoccleve: A Facsimile of the Autograph Verse Manuscripts. EETS s.s. 19 (2002).
Editions:
Gollanz, Israel, ed. “Three Chansons of Hoccleve.” The Academy 41 (1892): 542: 1.542.
Gollancz, Israel, ed. Hoccleve’s Works: The Minor Poems. vol. 2. EETS e.s. 73 (1925); repr. with 61, 1970: 35-6.
Hammond, Eleanor Prescott. English Verse between Chaucer and Surrey. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1927: 68.