|Manuscript Title:|| ||Chaucer|
|| ||Geoffrey Chaucer, Canterbury Tales
|Date:|| ||Cent. xv (after 1450).|
|Physical Description:|| ||Double columns of 42 lines. In a good, rather current hand. A pretty border of feathered work, with leaves in blue, pink and green (shaded), and burnished gold, on f.1.|
|Donor:|| ||Given by John Fortho, fellow of Trinity, in 1633?|
|Collation:|| || a8-h8 (wants 7)-n8 (wants 8)-r8 (wants 5-8).|
Begins (without heading) with
f.1 The Prologue
Whan that aprille with his his (sic) shoures soote.
At the end of the Squire's Tale (f.38) a hand of cent. xvi has written
Explicit secunda pars . / et sequitur Pars tertia
Appollo whirleth vp his chaire so highe,
Till yt ye god Mercurius howse he flye.
The reaste not to be fownde though sought in diuers places.
The leaves lost are (1) between ff.62, 63. Friar's Tale
The carter spak oon and thou ’t an other (1568),
and Sompnour's Tale
Had prechid at a chirche in his manere (1714).
(2) between ff.102, 103 in the Monke's Tale
On bothe his armes till he must dye (3700)
to Who shal men giue teres to compleine (3853).
(3) all after f.130 in the Persone's Tale
(Tractus Luxurie) Lo my lady hou my lord hath take to me vnder. (Student's Chaucer, p.708.)
Professor Skeat in his edition of Chaucer's Works (IV. p. xiii) shortly describes this MS. as of the D-type, wanting Gamelyn, and having some Tales misplaced.
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