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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
London, British Library Harley 7335
Linguistic note: Horobin (2003) finds evidence for ‘West Essex’ or ‘West Kent’ (p. 151).
Number 6414-34
1.   ff. 1-163v   When that April with his showers soot
Canterbury Tales
Number 6530-32
2.   ff. 1-25v   Whilom as old stories tellen us
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Knight’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 2249 lines in couplets
Number 6427-31
3.   ff. 26-27   When that the Knight had thus his tale I-told
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Knight-Miller link in the Canterbury Tales — 78 lines in rhyming couplets
Number 6537-31
4.   ff. 27-35v   Whilom there was dwelling in Oxenford
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Miller’s Tale in the Canterbury Tales — 666 lines in rhyming couplets
Number 6307-28
5.   ff. 36-36v   When folk had laughen at this nice cas
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Reeve’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 66 lines in couplets.
Number 724-30
6.   ff. 37-42v   At Trumpington not far fro Cantebridge
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Reeve’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 404 lines in couplets.
Number 4315-31
7.   ff. 43-44   Our Host saw well that the bright sun
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Introduction to the Man of Law’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 98 lines in couplets.
Number 3929-28
8.   ff. 44v-45   O hateful harm condition of poverty
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Man of Law’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 35 lines (five stanzas) in rhyme royal.
Number 2587-34
9.   ff. 45-61v   In Syria whilom dwelt a company
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Man of Law’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 1026 lines in rhyme royal stanzas.
Number 1242-29
10.   ff. 62-72v   Experience though none auctoritee
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Wife of Bath’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 856 lines in couplets, with some versions including additional lines.
Number 2618-30
11.   ff. 72v-74v   In the old days of King Arthur
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Wife of Bath’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 408 lines in couplets, with some versions including additional lines.
Number 5802-27
12.   ff. 74v-75   This worthy limiter this noble Friar
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Friar’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 36 lines in rhyming couplets.
Number 6536-30
13.   ff. 75-80v   Whilom there was dwelling in my country
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Friar’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 364 lines in rhyming couplets.
Number 5756-26
14.   ff. 80v-81   This Summoner in his stirrups high stood
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Sommoner’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 44 lines in rhyming couplets.
Number 3255-31
15.   ff. 81v-90   Lordings there is in Yorkshire as I guess
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Summoner’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 586 lines in rhyming couplets.
Number 5405-30
16.   ff. 90-92   The minister and nourice unto vices
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Prologue of the Second Nun’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 119 lines in rhyme royal stanzas.
Number 5729.4-30
17.   ff. 92-99   This maiden bright Cecilia as her life sayeth
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Second Nun’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 434 lines in rhyme royal stanzas.
Number 4860-30
18.   ff. 99v-100   Sir Clerk of Oxenford our Host said
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Clerk’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales —56 lines in rhyming couplets.
Number 5573-32
19.   ff. 100-111v   There is at the west side of Italy
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Clerk’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales —1155 lines in rhyme royal stanzas.
Number 6185-14
20.   f. 112   Weeping and wailing care and other sorrow
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Merchant’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 32 lines in couplets.
Number 6535-28
21.   ff. 112-129   Whilom there was dwelling in Lombardy
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Merchant’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 1174 lines in couplets.
Number 745-19
22.   ff. 129-129v   Ay Gods mercy said our Host tho
Geoffrey Chaucer, the ‘Merchant’s Endlink’ of the Canterbury Tales — 22 lines in couplets.
Number 5024-20
23.   f. 129v   Squire come near if it your will be
Geoffrey Chaucer, the ‘Squire’s Headlink’ of the Canterbury Tales — 8 lines in couplets.
Number 725-29
24.   ff. 129v-139   At Sarai in the land of Tartary
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Squire’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 664 lines in couplets.
Number 2499-17
25.   ff. 140-140v   In faith Squire thou hast thee well I-quit
Geoffrey Chaucer, the ‘Squire-Franklin Link’ of the Canterbury Tales — 36 lines in couplets.
Number 5617-22
26.   f. 140v   These old gentle Bretons in their days
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Franklin’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 20 lines in couplets.
Number 2476-29
27.   ff. 140v-153v   In Armorica that called is Brittany
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Franklin’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 896 lines in couplets.
Number 5599-30
28.   ff. 154-158   There was as telleth Titus Livius
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Physician’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 286 lines in couplets.
Number 4314-25
29.   ff. 158-158v   Our Host gan to swear as he were wood
Geoffrey Chaucer, the ‘Host’s Words’/‘Physician-Pardoner Link’ of the Canterbury Tales — 42 lines in couplets.
Number 3251-29
30.   ff. 158v-160v   Lordings quod he in churches when I preach
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Pardoner’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 136 lines in couplets.
Number 2502-30
31.   ff. 160v-163v   In Flanders whilom was a company
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Pardoner’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 506 lines in couplets.