v. i.1.To swell out. See Bouge.
v. t.1.To cause to leak.
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32) 'Skelton's Bowge of Court and the Crisis of Allegory in Late-Medieval England', in Nation, Court and Culture: New Essays on Fifteenth-Century English Poetry, ed.
Thompson, on manuscript evidence for the reception of Hoccleve's poetry; Sue Bianco, on Lydgate's Complaynt of a Loveres Lyf and Temple of Glass; Julia Boffey, on the grievances expressed in the Temple of Glass and The Assembly of Ladies; Tony Davenport, on complaints and the wives of Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester; Helen Cooney, on Skelton's Bowge of Court and late medieval allegory; and Douglas Gray, on lyrics and carols.
Language has a similarly symbiotic, rather than static, relationship with reality in The Bowge of Court and Magnificence.
Anna Torti has written four thoughtful studies, treating Chaucer (Troilus and Crisyde), Lydgate (Temple of Glas), Hoccleve (Regement of Princes) and Skelton (The Bowge of Court and Speke Parott); the last three of these essays certainly contribute to the steady re-evaluation of the much and often unjustly abused poetry of fifteenth-century England.