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IMEV 552.8
NIMEV 552.8
But false men make their fingers felt
Praise of women (?by Lynne) — in 11-line stanzas , ababababcdc, with the first ‘c’ a short ‘bob’ line
Note: French original in London, British Library Harley 2253; cf. Holthausen (1903), 102.
Author(s): Lynne (?)
Subjects: women, praise of; women, as speakers/narrators
Versification: — eleven-line — ababababcdc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.2.1 [Auchinleck MS], ff. 324ra-325vb
First Lines:
…Bot fals men make her fingres feld
& doþ hem wepe wel sore to rewe…
Last Lines:
…Þe child þat our leuedi bare
Grant hem heuen to mede
Note: 330 lines in this MS; begins and ends imperfectly.
Facsimiles:
Pearsall, Derek, and I. C. Cunningham, eds. The Auchinleck Manuscript. National Library of Scotland Advocates’ MS. 19.2.1. London: Scolar Press, 1977.
Editions:
Leyden, John, ed. The Complaynt of Scotland, vyth ane Exortatione to the three Estaits, to be vigilante on the Diffens of their Public Veil. With a preliminary dissertation and glossary [by J. Leyden]. Edinburgh, 1801. Re-edited by J. A. H. Murray , EETS 1872. : 161.
Laing, David, ed. A Penni Worth of Witte, Florice and Blauncheflour…. Abbotsford Club 29. Edinburgh, 1857: 107-18.
Kölbing, Eugen. “Vier Romanzen-Handschriften.” Englische Studien 7 (1884): 101-25: 103-7.
Holthausen, Ferdinand. “Die Quelle des mittelenglischen Gedichtes ‘Lob der Frauen,’” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 108 (1902): 288-301: 290-9.