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When Flora the queen of plesaunce
The Isle of Ladies, or ‘Chaucer’s Dream’ — 2206 short lines with concluding stanza and Envoy (1529), and final couplet
Title(s): The Isle of Ladies ; ‘Chaucer’s Dream’
Subjects: courtly love; May, songs of; envoys; dream poems; allegories
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 10303, ff. 1v-9
First Lines:
When fflora the Quene of pleasaunce
had whole atchiued the obeisance…
Last Lines:
…& duer a thousand yere & tenne
in her good grace Amen Amen
2.Source: Longleat, Marquess of Bath MS 256, ff. 2-24v
Editions:
Speght, Thomas, ed. The Workes of…Geffrey Chaucer. London, [A. Islip,] imp. G. Bishop, 1598; rev. ed. A. Islip, 1602 (STC 5077, 5080).
Urry, John, ed. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. London: B. Lintot, 1721: 572.
Bell, John, ed. The Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. 14 vols. in 7. The Poets of Great Britain. Edinburgh, 1782; repr. London: Cadell and Davies, 1807: 11.5.
Anderson, Robert. The Works of the British Poets, or, Complete Edition of the Poets of Great Britain. 13 vols. Vol. 1. Edinburgh, 1793; London, 1795: 1.462.
Chalmers, Alexander, ed. The Works of the English Poets from Chaucer to Cowper. London, 1810; repr. New York: Greenwood, 1969: 1.378-94.
The Poems of Geoffrey Chaucer. 5 vols. Chiswick: C. Whittington, 1822: 5.73.
Tyrwhitt, Thomas, ed. The Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. London: Moxon, 1843: 389.
Pickering, William. Aldine Edition of the British Poets, Chaucer. London: William Pickering, 1845; 2nd rev. ed.: see bad key: 6.177; 1866, 5.86.
Bell, Robert, ed. Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. London: J.W. Parker, 1854-6; rev. Walter William Skeat 4 vols. London: G. Bell and Sons, 1878; orig. published 8 vols: 3.439.
Sherzer, Jane Belle. The Ile of Ladies. Berlin: Mayer & Müller, 1903.
Jenkins, Anthony, ed. The Isle of Ladies: or, The Ile of Pleasaunce. Garland Medieval Texts 2. New York: Garland, 1980.