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To all folks virtuous
Reson and Sensuallyte, attributed to Lydgate, freely translated from
Les Echecs amoureux (lines 1-4873) — 7042 lines in
Author(s): John Lydgate (attrib.)
Reson and Sensuallyte
Subjects: allegories; chess, game of; Venus; Diana; love, pleasures of
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Fairfax 16 (SC 3896)
, ff. 202-300
TO alle folkys vertuouse
That gentil ben and
…Ther stood a povne of gret renoun
Attributed Title: Reson and sensuallyte compylid by John lydgat (add by hand of 16th century,
Bodleian Library MS Fairfax 16.
London: Scolar Press, 1979.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 29729
, ff. 184-186v
to all folkys vertuouse
that gentill ben and
…next by the povne of thynkynge
so comfortable in all
ther stood a povne of gret renon
Note: Ends incomplete, breaking off after four lines of the description of the
fourth pawn on his side in the chess game between himself and the
Lydgate’s Reson and Sensuallyte.
e.s. 84 (1901); repr. 1965.