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When that Phoebus his chair of gold so high
The Floure and the Leafe — 595 lines in rhyme royal stanzas
Note: A MS text formerly in Longleat, Marquess of Bath MS 258 but now destroyed.
Subjects: allegories; love, courts of; women, as speakers/narrators
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 5077. Chaucer, Geoffrey, Workes, Speght, 1598 , f. 367
Editions:
Urry, John, ed. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. London: B. Lintot, 1721: 473.
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: 12.83.
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: 1.532.
Todd, Henry John. Illustrations of the Lives and Writings of Gower and Chaucer. London: Rivington, 1810: 203.
Chalmers, Alexander, ed. The Works of the English Poets from Chaucer to Cowper. London, 1810; repr. New York: Greenwood, 1969: 1.394-9.
The Poems of Geoffrey Chaucer. 5 vols. Chiswick: C. Whittington, 1822: 5.139.
Tyrwhitt, Thomas, ed. The Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. London: Moxon, 1843: 405.
Pickering, William. Aldine Edition of the British Poets, Chaucer. London: William Pickering, 1845; 2nd rev. ed.: see bad key: 6.244; 1866,4.86.
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: 4.350.
Ellis, Frederick Startridge, ed. The Floure and the Leafe, and the Boke of Cupide, god of love, or The cuckow and the Nightingale. Hammersmith: Kelmscott, 1896.
Skeat, Walter William, ed. The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. 7 vols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1894-7: 7.361-79.
Ashbee, Charles Robert. The Flower and the Leaf. London: Essex House, 1902.
Pearsall, Derek, ed. The Floure and Leafe and the Assembly of Ladies. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1962; repr. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan UP, 1990.
Barratt, Alexandra, ed. Women’s Writing in Middle English. London: Longman, 1992: 290-4 (excerpt).