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Chaucer's Squire's Tale, written in 1615

MS. Douce 170
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Forming two cantos or parts, to which John Lane has added ten more parts, the rubric between the two divisions being 'Thus farr Chaucer. Now followeth a supplie to what heereof is missing; finished by John Lane anno Domini 1615.' There are also an address by Lane to the Poets laureate in the two Universities (fol. iv), commendatory verses to the writer, an extract from Spenser 'concerninge this invention of Chaucers', an acrostic on Lane's name (fol. 4V).

A license for the printing 'March 2, 1614', is signed 'John Taverner.'.


  • Creation: written in 1615


38 leaves, in double columns

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Douce 170

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 21744

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.

Physical Facet

On paper


9 1/8 × 11 7/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom