Chaucer, Geoffrey (d. 1400). The Workes Of Ovr Ancient and Learned English Poet, Geoffrey Chavcer, newly Printed. London: Printed by Adam Islip, 1602.

Thomas Speght (fl. 1600), editor of Chaucer, originally published his work, based on that of Thomas Thynne, in 1598. This book, the second edition of 1602, draws on the works of "Mr. William Thynns praise-worthy labours" and on a comparison with several manuscripts. Thynne's son Francis had planned to re-edit Chaucer, but the appearance of Speght's version forced him to abandon his plans; rather, he publicly criticized Speght's work in a long letter, the Animadversions, which Speght rather graciously read, acknowledged, and drew upon for corrections in the second edition.

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