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With timorous heart and trembling hand of dread
The Courte of Love — 1422 lines in rhyme royal stanzas
Note: Editions of unspecified source: Urry (1721), 560; Bell (1782), 12.105; Anderson (1793), 1.538; , 5.28; Tyrwhitt (1843), 333; Pickering (1845), 6.130; 1866, 4.1; Bell (1854-5), 4.280.
Subjects: love, courts of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599), ff. 218-234
First Lines:
with tymeros hert and tremlyng hand of drede
Of cunnyng naked bare of eloquence
Vnto the flour of þooȝt in womanhede
I write as he that none intelligence…
Last Lines:
…She smote me thrugh the harte as blive
And Venus yet I thanke I am alive
Facsimiles:
Fletcher, Bradford Y. “Introduction.” Manuscript Trinity R.3.19. A Facsimile. Norman, OK: Pilgrim, 1987.
Editions:
Forni, Kathleen, ed. The Chaucerian Apocrypha: A Selection. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2005.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 5075. Chaucer, Geoffrey, The workes of Geffrey Chaucer, newlie printed, with diuers addicions, whiche were neuer in print before: with the siege and destruccion of the worthy citee of Thebes, compiled by Ihon Lidgate, Monke of Berie. As in the table more plainly doeth appere, [Imprinted at London: By Ihon Kyngston, for Ihon Wight, dwellyng in Poules Churchyarde], 1561
Editions:
Chalmers, Alexander, ed. The Works of the English Poets from Chaucer to Cowper. London, 1810; repr. New York: Greenwood, 1969: 1.367-8.
Skeat, Walter William, ed. The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. 7 vols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1894-7: 7.409-47.
2.Source: STC 5077. Chaucer, Geoffrey, Workes, Speght, 1598