Thomas Hoccleve

(1368 - 1426 / England)

Thomas Hoccleve Poems

1. The Regiment Of Princes 1/1/2004
2. Lament For Chaucer 1/4/2003
3. The Letter Of Cupid 1/1/2004
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The Letter Of Cupid

Cupido, unto whos commandement
The gentil kinrede of goddes on hy
And peple infernal been obedient,
And the mortel folk seruen bisyly,
Of goddesse Sitheree sone oonly,
To alle tho that to our deitee
Been sogettes greetinges senden we.

In general, we wole that yee knowe
That ladies of honour and reverence
And other gentil wommen han ysowe
Swich seed of complainte in our audience
Of men that doon hem outrage and offense
That it our eres greeveth for to heere,
So pitous is th' effect of hir mateere;
And passing alle londes on this yle ...

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