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New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 32 [olim Penrose 6; prior Delamere]
Linguistic note: McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin (1986) and Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) LP 5970; Grid 552 167 (Kent). But cf. Mosser (2004), which argues that the same scribe copied Cambridge University Library MS Gg.I.34 (Part 3), of Mandeville’s Travels, which Benskin, Laing, Karaiskos, and Williamson (2013) includes as LP 619 (Ely). Mosser concludes that Norfolk or Suffolk are more probable locations.
Number 6688-2
1.   f. 3ra   Will ye now I-hear words swith good
‘Iacob and Iosep’ — 538 lines in couplets
Number 4229-9
2.   ff. 3rb-5ra; ff. 5vb-8va; ff. 8va-11va; ff. 11vb-13rb; ff. 13rb-14rb; ff. 158ra-161ra; ff. 161ra-162vb   Of them that written us tofore
Confessio Amantis
Number 2450-1
3.   ff. 14va-19vb   In a merry morning of May / whan the sun…
Speculum Misericordie, allegory of ‘Discrecio’ and her seven Virgins — 976 lines in 12-line stanzas
Number 6414-64
4.   ff. 20-157v   When that April with his showers soot
Canterbury Tales
Number 6415-48
5.   ff. 20ra-22vb   When that April with his showers soot
Geoffrey Chaucer, the General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales — 858 lines in rhyming couplets
Number 6530-54
6.   ff. 23ra-36vb   Whilom as old stories tellen us
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Knight’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 2249 lines in couplets
Number 6427-53
7.   ff. 36vb-37rb   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 6537-53
8.   ff. 37rb-41vb   Whilom there was dwelling in Oxenford
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Miller’s Tale in the Canterbury Tales — 666 lines in rhyming couplets
Number 6307-50
9.   ff. 41vb-42ra   When folk had laughen at this nice cas
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Reeve’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 66 lines in couplets.
Number 724-53
10.   ff. 42ra-44vb   At Trumpington not far fro Cantebridge
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Reeve’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 404 lines in couplets.
Number 5238-45
11.   ff. 44vb-45ra   The Cook of London while the Reve spake
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Cook’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 40 lines in couplets.
Number 145-45
12.   f. 45ra-45rb   A prentice whilom dwelt in our city
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Cook’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 58 lines in couplets.
Number 3090-26
13.   ff. 45rb-51ra   Listen and listeneth and harkeneth aright
Gamelyn
Number 4316-32
14.   ff. 51ra-51rb   Our Host upon his stirrups stood anon
Geoffrey Chaucer, the ‘Epilogue’ of the Man of Law’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 28 lines in couplets.
Number 725-53
15.   ff. 51rb-55va   At Sarai in the land of Tartary
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Squire’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 664 lines in couplets.
Number 2499-34
16.   f. 55va-55vb   In faith Squire thou hast thee well I-quit
Geoffrey Chaucer, the ‘Squire-Franklin Link’ of the Canterbury Tales — 36 lines in couplets.
Number 6535-50
17.   ff. 55vb-63ra   Whilom there was dwelling in Lombardy
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Merchant’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 1174 lines in couplets.
Number 4315-53
18.   ff. 63ra-63vb   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 3929-51
19.   ff. 63vb-64ra   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 2587-59
20.   ff. 64ra-70rb   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 1242-53
21.   ff. 70rb-74vb   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 5573-58
22.   ff. 75ra-81va   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 745-35
23.   f. 81va   Ay Gods mercy said our Host tho
Geoffrey Chaucer, the ‘Merchant’s Endlink’ of the Canterbury Tales — 22 lines in couplets.
Number 5024-36
24.   f. 81va   Squire come near if it your will be
Geoffrey Chaucer, the ‘Squire’s Headlink’ of the Canterbury Tales — 8 lines in couplets.
Number 5617-45
25.   f. 81va-81vb   These old gentle Bretons in their days
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Franklin’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 20 lines in couplets.
Number 2476-52
26.   f. 81vb-86rb   In Armorica that called is Brittany
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Franklin’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 896 lines in couplets.
Number 5405-54
27.   ff. 86ra-86vb   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 5729.4-53
28.   ff. 87ra-88vb   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 6296-45
29.   ff. 88vb-90ra   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 6753-46
30.   ff. 90ra-94vb   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 5599-51
31.   ff. 94vb-96vb   There was as telleth Titus Livius
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Physician’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 286 lines in couplets.
Number 4314-44
32.   ff. 97ra-97rb   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 3251-51
33.   ff. 97rb-98ra   Lordings quod he in churches when I preach
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Pardoner’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 136 lines in couplets.
Number 2502-52
34.   ff. 98ra-101rb   In Flanders whilom was a company
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Pardoner’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 506 lines in couplets.
Number 120-53
35.   ff. 101rb-104vb   A merchant whilom dwelled at Saint-Denis
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Shipman’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 434 lines in couplets.
Number 6206-49
36.   f. 104rb   Well said by corpus dominus quod our Host
Geoffrey Chaucer, the ‘Shipman-Prioress Link’ of the Canterbury Tales — 18 lines in couplets.
Number 3970-58
37.   ff. 104rb-104va   O Lord Our Lord Thy name how marvelous
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Prioress’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 35 lines in 7-line, rhyme royal stanzas.
Number 5601-60
38.   ff. 104va-106ra   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 6401-47
39.   f. 106ra-106rb   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 3097-52
40.   ff. 106rb-107va   Listen lords in good entent
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Sir Thopas in the Canterbury Tales — 207 lines in 6-line, tail-rhyme stanzas.
Number 3700-47
41.   f. 107va-107vb   No more of this for Gods dignity
Geoffrey Chaucer, the ‘Thopas-Melibee Link’ in the Canterbury Tales — 48 lines in rhyming couplets.
Number 6295-46
42.   ff. 121va-122ra   When ended was my tale of Melibee
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Monk’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 102 lines in rhyming couplets.
Number 2316-50
43.   ff. 122ra-127vb   I will bewail in manner of tragedy
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Monk’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 776 lines in eight-line stanzas.
Number 2033-45
44.   ff. 128ra-128rb   Ho quod the Knight good sir no more of this
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Nun’s Priest’s Prologue of The Canterbury Tales — 53 lines in couplets, occurring in two forms, one lacking lines VII.2771-90.
Number 142-50
45.   ff. 128rb-132rb   A poor widow somedeal stoop in age
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Nun’s Priest’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 626 lines in couplets.
Number 6390-48
46.   ff. 132va-134ra   When Phoebus dwelled here in this earth adown
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Manciple’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 258 lines in rhyming couplets.
Number 941-42
47.   ff. 134rb-134vb   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 3348-7
48.   ff. 162vb-164ra   Man for mischief thou thee amend
Story of the adulterous Falmouth Squire — 49 quatrains (abab)
Number 6533-1
49.   ff. 164rb-165vb   Whilom there was a noble king
Parthenope of Blois (Version B) — in quatrains (abab)
Number 2866-5
50.   ff. 166va-175vb   Jesu lord of mights most / Father and son and holy ghost
Visio Tundali’ — in couplets
Number 4730-3
51.   f. 175vb   Saint Michael Gods angel clear
‘The Gast of Gy’ (Spiritus Guidonis) — 2064 couplets