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When John Bochas considered had and sought
A composite text on Adam, Samson and Dido, made up of portions of Lydgate’s Fall of Princes (1904) and Chaucer’s Monk’s Tale (6414) — in 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc), rhyme royal, and two five-line stanzas, abbcc and abacc
Note: Preceded by Prohemium, 6799
Author(s): John Lydgate; Geoffrey Chaucer
Subjects: princes, fall of; composite texts
Versification: — eight-line, seven-line — ababbcbc, ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599), ff. 170v-202
First Lines:
when John Bochas consyderyd had & sought
The wofull fall of myghty conquerours
A remembraunce entryd in hys thought
Rekenyng the nombre of oure predecessours…
Last Lines:
…And hasty rancour doth to moche damage
When hemble requestes your yre may nat aswage
Note: According to Dixon (1995), pp. 392-6, the extracts are as follows: Monk’s Tale, VII.1968-2006; Fall of Princes, I.470-966; I.967-1001; I.1380-6; I.1394-1400; I.1338-78; I.1520-33; I.3102-29; I.3788-94; I.3431-58; I.3522-35; I.3795-3801; Monk’s Tale, VII.2015-2374; VII.2399-2766; Fall of Princes, I.1814-41; I.2150-70; I.3102-29; I.3816-43; I.4215-37; I.4240-2; I.4530-43; I.4544-50; I.4551-7; I.5524-30; I.5531-7; I.5538-51; I.6301-35; I.7050-70; II.778-805; II.512-623; II.1429-63; II.1863-76; II.1429-63; II.1884-95; II.2171-84; II.2192-8; II.2185-91; II.2199-2233; II.2521-7; II.2528-48; II.2934-61; II.3326-46; II.3536-56; II.3697-3731; II.3935-55; II.4222-63; II.4404-59; III.1569-1638; III.2164-70; III.2178-91; III.2199-2205; III.3683-3717; III.4019-32; III.4040-6; III.4033-9; III.4047-60.
Facsimiles:
Fletcher, Bradford Y. “Introduction.” Manuscript Trinity R.3.19. A Facsimile. Norman, OK: Pilgrim, 1987.