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By cause that tears waymenting and plaint
‘The Lufaris Complaynt’, a letter with a Prologue of nine stanzas rhyme royal and text of twelve stanzas, generally of 9-lines
Title(s): ‘The Lufaris Complaynt’
Subjects: letters; complaints, lovers’
Versification: — seven-line, nine-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Arch. Selden. B. 24 (SC 3354), ff. 219-221v
First Lines:
Be cause that teres waymenting and playntee
Scloknis the fyre that langour doith encresse…
Last Lines:
…And sa fer as I cunnyng haue to writt
This Is my bittir langoure and Distresse
Attributed Title: Here Endis the lufaris complaynt (f. 221v)
Facsimiles:
Boffey, Julia, and A. S. G. Edwards, eds. Chaucer, Works. Bodleian Library MS Arch Selden B.24: Facsimile Edition. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1995.
Editions:
Wilson, Kenneth George. “The Lay of Sorrow and The Lufaris Complaynt: An Edition.” Speculum 29 (1954): 708-26: 719-23.