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Found Records:
Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.4.27 (Part 1a)
Linguistic note: Part 1: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) 1.67 (Cambs)
Number 414-5
1.   ff. 5-7v   Almighty and merciable Queen / To whom all the world
ABC hymn to the Virgin
Number 5965-2
2.   ff. 7v-8v   To-broken been the statutes high in heaven
‘Lenvoy de Chaucer à Scogan’ — seven stanzas rhyme royal, including Envoy
Number 1326-7
3.   f. 8v   Flee from the press and dwell with sothfastness
‘Truth’
Number 2540-1
4.   ff. 8v-10v   In May when every heart is light
Lament for death of Edward IV — fifteen 8-line stanzas
Number 19-1
5.   ff. 10v-11v   A celuy que pluys eyme en mounde
De amico ad amicam and Responcio — twenty-one 6-line stanzas, in alternate French, English, and Latin lines
Number 5248-6
6.   ff. 14-126v   The double sorrow of Troilus to tellen
Troilus and Criseyde
Number 6414-17
7.   ff. 132-443v   When that April with his showers soot
Canterbury Tales
Number 6415-16
8.   ff. 132-141v   When that April with his showers soot
Geoffrey Chaucer, the General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales — 858 lines in rhyming couplets
Number 6530-16
9.   ff. 145-174v   Whilom as old stories tellen us
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Knight’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 2249 lines in couplets
Number 6427-16
10.   ff. 175-176   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 6537-16
11.   ff. 176-185v   Whilom there was dwelling in Oxenford
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Miller’s Tale in the Canterbury Tales — 666 lines in rhyming couplets
Number 6307-14
12.   f. 186   When folk had laughen at this nice cas
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Reeve’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 66 lines in couplets.
Number 724-16
13.   ff. 186v-192   At Trumpington not far fro Cantebridge
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Reeve’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 404 lines in couplets.
Number 5238-13
14.   ff. 192-192v   The Cook of London while the Reve spake
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Cook’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 40 lines in couplets.
Number 4315-16
15.   ff. 194-194v   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 2587-17
16.   ff. 196-210v   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 1242-16
17.   ff. 212-222   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 2618-16
18.   ff. 222v-227v   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 6536-16
19.   ff. 229-234v   Whilom there was dwelling in my country
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Friar’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 364 lines in rhyming couplets.
Number 3255-16
20.   ff. 235-243v   Lordings there is in Yorkshire as I guess
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Summoner’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 586 lines in rhyming couplets.
Number 5573-16
21.   ff. 244-259v   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 5801-7
22.   ff. 259v   This worthy Clerk when ended was his tale
Geoffrey Chaucer, the ‘Clerk’s Endlink’/‘The Host’s Stanza’ of the Canterbury Tales —one 7-line rhyme royal stanza.
Number 6535-14
23.   ff. 261-276v   Whilom there was dwelling in Lombardy
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Merchant’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 1174 lines in couplets.
Number 725-15
24.   ff. 277-286v   At Sarai in the land of Tartary
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Squire’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 664 lines in couplets.
Number 2476-14
25.   ff. 287-297v   In Armorica that called is Brittany
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Franklin’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 896 lines in couplets.
Number 5599-15
26.   ff. 302-302v   There was as telleth Titus Livius
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Physician’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 286 lines in couplets.
Number 3251-15
27.   ff. 304-304v   Lordings quod he in churches when I preach
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Pardoner’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 136 lines in couplets.
Number 2502-15
28.   ff. 305-312v   In Flanders whilom was a company
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Pardoner’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 506 lines in couplets.
Number 120-16
29.   ff. 314-317v   A merchant whilom dwelled at Saint-Denis
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Shipman’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 434 lines in couplets.
Number 5601-17
30.   ff. 321-322v   There was in Asia in a great city
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Prioress’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 203 lines in 7-line, rhyme royal stanzas.
Number 6401-14
31.   f. 323   When said was all this miracle every man
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Prologue to Sir Thopas in the Canterbury Tales — 21 lines in 7-line, rhyme royal stanzas.
Number 3097-16
32.   ff. 323-324v   Listen lords in good entent
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Sir Thopas in the Canterbury Tales — 207 lines in 6-line, tail-rhyme stanzas.
Number 6295-12
33.   f. 351-351v   When ended was my tale of Melibee
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Monk’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 102 lines in rhyming couplets.
Number 2316-13
34.   ff. 352-362v   I will bewail in manner of tragedy
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Monk’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 776 lines in eight-line stanzas.
Number 142-14
35.   ff. 365-370v   A poor widow somedeal stoop in age
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Nun’s Priest’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 626 lines in couplets.
Number 5405-15
36.   ff. 373-373v   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 5729.4-15
37.   ff. 375-380v   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 6296-13
38.   ff. 381-380v   When ended was the life of Saint Cecilia
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Canon’s Yeoman’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 166 lines in rhyming couplets.
Number 6753-13
39.   ff. 384-393   With this chanon I dwelt have seven year
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Canon’s Yeoman’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 762 lines in rhyming couplets.
Number 6711-12
40.   ff. 393v-394v   Wit ye not where there stands a little town
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Manciple’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 104 lines in rhyming couplets.
Number 6390-14
41.   ff. 395-398v   When Phoebus dwelled here in this earth adown
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Manciple’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 258 lines in rhyming couplets.
Number 941-11
42.   f. 398v   By that the Manciple had his tale all ended
Geoffrey Chaucer, the the Parson’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 74 lines in rhyming couplets.
Number 177-7
43.   ff. 445-480v   A thousand times have I heard men tell
Legend of Good Women
Number 5373-9
44.   ff. 481-490v   The life so short the craft so long to learn
Geoffrey Chaucer, Parlement of Foules — 98 stanzas rhyme royal
Number 3815-2
45.   f. 490v   Now welcome summer with thy sun soft
A roundel (‘Qui bien aimé a tard oubliè’) inserted in two MSS of Chaucer’s Parlement of Foules (5373) between stanzas 97 and 98 — thirteen lines
Number 1403-4
46.   ff. 491-509v   For thought constraint and grievous heaviness
John Lydgate, The Temple of Glas — 1403 lines in couplets and rhyme royal stanzas
Number 275-1
47.   ff. 509v-516v   Alas for thought and inward pain
Supplicacio Amantis, following Lydgate’s Temple of Glass in two manuscripts — 628 lines in couplets