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DIMEV 6661
IMEV 4123.5
NIMEV C16
Whosoever on this book do read
To the reader — one stanza rhyme royal following the colophon
Subjects: bookplates; epilogues; colophons
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 5084. Chaucer, Geoffrey, Canterbury Tales, R. Pynson, [1492] , sig. A.2v
Transcription:
Who soo euyr on thys boke do rede
remembyr Saham pryst of bury town
weche mad executor John do hym mede
hys goodys to spende with good deuocyon
Robert Stylyard parson of ffynyngham
Weche gaff thys boke to Ele lee to pray
ffor the seyd Saham sumtyme when she may
Note: John Rylands Library copy, Rylands 10002.
Editions:
Gillespie, Alexandra. Print Culture and the Medieval Author: Chaucer, Lydgate, and Their Books 1473–1557. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007: 91.