Court of Love

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An early 15th‐cent. allegorical poem in 1,442 lines of rhyme‐royal. It describes the visit of the poet to the court of Venus and the love scenes he saw portrayed there, and ends with a May‐day concert of birds when they sing descants on the opening words of psalms. It claims to be the work of ‘Philogenet of Cambridge, clerk’. It was once doubtfully attributed to Chaucer.

Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval).

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