The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Master Geoffrey Chaucer that now lieth in grave
Balade in praise of Chaucer — one stanza rhyme royal
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.19 (599)
, f. 25
Master Geffray Chausers That now lyth in graue
The nobyll Rethoricioun
and poet of gret bretayne
That worthy was the lawrer of poetry haue
thys hys labour and the palme atteyne
The gold dew dropys of speche and
In to englyssh tong thorow hys excellence
Follows as envoy to 5373
Attributed Title: Verba translatoris (f. 25)
Fletcher, Bradford Y.
Manuscript Trinity R.3.19. A Facsimile.
Norman, OK: Pilgrim, 1987.
Skeat, Walter William,
The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer.
7 vols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1894-7: 7.450.
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 7333
, f. 132vb1
Maister gefferey Chauncers þat now lith graue
Rethor poete of grete breteyne
Þat worth was the laurere to have
poyetry And þe palme atain
Þe gold dew dropes of speche in
In to english tonge þorow his excellens
Follows the Parliament of Fowls
), with a blank
space of seven lines preceding.
Furnivall, Frederick James,
A Parallel-Text Edition of Chaucer’s Minor Poems.
1st. ser. 21, 57, 58. London: Trübner, n.d. repr. New York and
London: Johnson, 1967: 98.
Chaucer, Geoffrey, The workes of Geffrey Chaucer, newlie printed, with diuers
addicions, whiche were neuer in print before: with the siege and destruccion of the worthy citee of
Thebes, compiled by Ihon Lidgate, Monke of Berie. As in the table more plainly doeth appere
[Imprinted at London: By Ihon Kyngston, for Ihon Wight, dwellyng in Poules Churchyarde], 1561