On curiositas as a spiritual (and affective) concept, see Jamie Taylor, "Curiositas, Desire, and the Book of Margery Kempe." Mediaevalia 31, 1 (July 2011): 106-122.
 John Gower also claims his Confessio Amantis lacks "curiosite" (artful skill), despite the conspicuous coexistence of virtuoso Latin elegaic verses and Middle English couplets in his text; see Diane Watt, Amoral Gower: Language, Sex, and Politics (U Minnesota P, 2003), p. 57.
 Side note: Does (Chaucerian) "curiosité" function differently in a scientific manual vs. in a literary work?
 French citations and translations here follow University of Pennsylvania, French MS 15, ed. James Wimsatt [I; MS #30].