62. Balade: «Trop plus de biens que penser ne sauroye»
GRANSON, 62. BALADE:«TROP PLUS DE BIENS QUE PENSER NE SAUROYE»: EXPLANATORY NOTES
This is the fourth of the six poems grouped together in manuscript F under the title “Les six balades ensuivans.” See the note to 35, above.
3–4 M’amour, m’espoir, mon plaisir, ma pensee, / Mon cur, ma joye, tout mon esbatement. For the enumeration in these lines, Poirion (Poète et prince, p. 463) cites Machaut’s refrain, “Mon cuer, m’amour, ma joie et mon espoir” (PL, 1:93, number LXXXVI; Louange des dames, p. 82, number 128) and other poems by Machaut, Froissart, Christine de Pisan, Chartier, and Charles d’Orléans.
GRANSON, 62. BALADE:«TROP PLUS DE BIENS QUE PENSER NE SAUROYE»: TEXTUAL NOTES
For each poem, we provide the following:
Other editions: The location of the poem in the editions of Grenier-Winther (GW) and Piaget.
Base MS: The manuscript from which our text is taken, using the sigla listed on this page.
Other copies: The other manuscripts in which the poem appears, with the line numbers for excerpts.
Selected variants: Most of the notes record the editors’ emendations. A small number (for instance, regarding the titles) record alternative readings when we did not emend the base text. We do not, however, provide a complete list of variants, for which one may consult Grenier-Winther’s edition. Each note consists of a line number, a lemma (the reading from our text), the manuscript source for the reading that we have chosen, selected readings from other manuscripts; and the reading from the base manuscript when it was rejected. If no manuscript source is listed following the lemma, the adopted reading is the editors’ conjecture.
Other comments on the text, as required.
GW59, Piaget p. 217.
Base MS A. Other copies: F.
Title Balade. So A. F: lacks.
2 soient. So F. A: soye.
9 de plaisir. So F. A: desplaisir.
10 d’une. So F. A: dun.
24 sauroye. F: saroye. A: pourroye.