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IMEV 4132
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Whoso list old stories to read
Parthenope of Blois (Version A) — in couplets
Note: Cf. 6533.
Title(s): Parthenope of Blois
Subjects: romances
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. c.3 (SC 30516), ff. 6; 7
Editions:
Bödtker, Adan Fredrik Trampe, ed. The Middle-English Versions of Partonope of Blois. EETS e.s. 10 (1912); repr. 1973.
Buckley, William Edward, ed. The Old English Version of Partonope of Blois. Roxburghe Club 82. London, 1862.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Lat. misc. b.17 [olim Robartes], no. 152 (two leaves), numbers 157-158
First Lines:
…wyth hym they shull be well a pay[ ]
off yowre selff be not dysmayd…
Last Lines:
…[ ] found vnstabull
[ ] may be pardonabill
Note: Four fragments of bifolia, 200 lines: lines 6142-6344.
Editions:
Bödtker, Adan Fredrik Trampe, ed. The Middle-English Versions of Partonope of Blois. EETS e.s. 10 (1912); repr. 1973.
Wülker, Richard Paul. “Zu Parthenope of Blois.” Anglia 12 (1889): 607-20: 607-20.
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 14 (SC 14507), f. 7v
Note: 6280 lines, imperfect.
Editions:
Bödtker, Adan Fredrik Trampe, ed. The Middle-English Versions of Partonope of Blois. EETS e.s. 10 (1912); repr. 1973.
4.Source: Oxford, University College 188, f. 1
Note: 7096 lines; begins and ends imperfectly.
Editions:
Bödtker, Adan Fredrik Trampe, ed. The Middle-English Versions of Partonope of Blois. EETS e.s. 10 (1912); repr. 1973.
Buckley, William Edward, ed. The Old English Version of Partonope of Blois. Roxburghe Club 82. London, 1862.
5.Source: London, British Library Addit. 35288, ff. 2-154
First Lines:
Hoo so luste olde stories to rede
He sholle ffynde with owten drede…
Last Lines:
…In which faire melior and her love hath be
And þus Endeth þe Romans of partonope
Note: 12195 lines; a leaf missing after f. 19.
Editions:
Bödtker, Adan Fredrik Trampe, ed. The Middle-English Versions of Partonope of Blois. EETS e.s. 10 (1912); repr. 1973.