Fourteenth Century Verse & Prose
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Fourteenth Century Verse & Prose

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Table of Contents
  • Fourteenth Century VERSE & PROSE
  • Transcriber's Note
  • CONTENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
    • I
    • II
    • III
    • IV
    • V
    • THE TEXTS
    • SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY[28]
      • DICTIONARIES.
      • BIBLIOGRAPHICAL.
      • LITERATURE AND LEARNING.
      • CHURCH HISTORY.
      • GENERAL HISTORY.
      • WORKS RELATING CHIEFLY TO FRANCE.
    • DICTIONARIES.
    • BIBLIOGRAPHICAL.
    • LITERATURE AND LEARNING.
    • CHURCH HISTORY.
    • GENERAL HISTORY.
    • WORKS RELATING CHIEFLY TO FRANCE.
  • I ROBERT MANNYNG OF BRUNNE'S HANDLYNG SYNNE A.D. 1303
    • THE DANCERS OF COLBEK MS. Harley 1701 (about A.D. 1375); ed. Furnivall, ll. 8987 ff.
  • II SIR ORFEO
  • III MICHAEL OF NORTHGATE'S AYENBYTE OF INWYT A.D. 1340.
    • HOW MERCY INCREASES TEMPORAL GOODS.
  • IV RICHARD ROLLE OF HAMPOLE D. 1349.
    • A. LOVE IS LIFE. Cambridge University Library MS. DD. 5. 64, III (about 1400) f. 38 a.
    • B. THE NATURE OF THE BEE. (The Thornton MS. (before 1450); ed. Horstmann, vol. i, p. 193.) Moralia Ricardi Heremite de Natura Apis.
    • C. THE SEVEN GIFTS OF THE HOLY GHOST. (Chap. xi of The Form of Perfect Living; ed. Horstmann, vol. i, p. 196.)
  • V SIR GAWAYNE AND THE GRENE KNIGHT ABOUT 1350-75.
    • THE TESTING OF SIR GAWAYNE. British Museum MS. Nero A X (about 1400); ed. R. Morris, ll. 2069 ff.
  • VI THE PEARL ABOUT 1375.
    • THE PEARL, ll. 361-612. (MS. Cotton Nero A X (about 1400).)
  • VII THE GEST HYSTORIALE OF THE DESTRUCTION OF TROY ABOUT 1375.
    • PROLOGUE.
    • THE XXXI BOKE: OF THE PASSAGE OF THE GREKYS FRO TROY (ll. 12463-12547).
  • VIII PIERS PLOWMAN (1362-1400) BY WILLIAM LANGLAND
    • A. FROM THE B-TEXT, PASSUS VI. Bodleian MS. Laud 581 (about 1400).
    • B. FROM THE C-TEXT, PASSUS VI, ll. 1-104. MS. Phillips 8231 (about 1400).
  • IX MANDEVILLE'S TRAVELS
    • [THE VOIAGE AND TRAVAILE OF SIR IOHN MAUNDEVILE, KT.] British Museum MS. Cotton Titus C xvi (about 1400-25).
      • From chap. xiv (xviii), f. 65 b.
      • Chap. xxvi (xxx), f. 112 a.
    • From chap. xiv (xviii), f. 65 b.
    • Chap. xxvi (xxx), f. 112 a.
    • EPILOGUE.
  • X THE BRUCE WRITTEN IN 1375 BY JOHN BARBOUR.
    • THE BRUCE, Bk. xvii, ll. 593 ff. St. John's College (Cambridge) MS. G 23 (A.D. 1487).
  • XI JOHN WICLIF D. 1384.
    • A. THE TRANSLATION OF THE BIBLE. De Officio Pastorali, chap. xv. MS. Ashburnham XXVII (15th century).
    • B. OF FEIGNED CONTEMPLATIVE LIFE. Corpus Christi College (Cambridge) MS. 296 (1375-1400), p. 165.
  • XII JOHN GOWER D. 1408.
    • A. CEIX AND ALCEONE. From Bk. iv, ll. 2927 ff.
    • B. ADRIAN AND BARDUS. From Bk. v, ll. 4937 ff.
  • XIII JOHN OF TREVISA'S TRANSLATION OF HIGDEN'S POLYCHRONICON 1387.
    • A. THE MARVELS OF BRITAIN. CHAP. xlii. MS. Tiberius D. vii (about 1400), f. 39 a.
    • B. THE LANGUAGES OF BRITAIN. CHAP. lix.
  • XIV POLITICAL PIECES
    • A. ON THE SCOTS (ABOUT 1333). BY LAURENCE MINOT. MS. Cotton Galba E. ix (about 1425), f. 52 a.
    • B. THE TAKING OF CALAIS (1347). BY LAURENCE MINOT. MS. Cotton Galba E. ix (about 1425), f. 55 b.
    • C. ON THE DEATH OF EDWARD III, A.D. 1377. Bodleian MS. Vernon (about 1400), f. 4106.
    • D. JOHN BALL'S LETTER TO THE PEASANTS OF ESSEX, 1381. St. Albans MS. British Museum Royal 13. E. ix (about 1400), f. 287 a.
    • E. ON THE YEAR 1390-1. St. John's College (Oxford) MS. 209, f. 57 a.
  • XV MISCELLANEOUS PIECES IN VERSE
    • A. NOW SPRINGS THE SPRAY. Lincoln's Inn MS. Hale 135 (about 1300).
    • B. SPRING. MS. Harley 2253 (about 1325), f. 71 b.
    • C. ALYSOUN. MS. Harley 2253, f. 63 b.
    • D. THE IRISH DANCER. Bodleian MS. Rawlinson D. 913.
    • E. THE MAID OF THE MOOR. Bodleian MS. Rawlinson D. 913.
    • F. THE VIRGIN'S SONG. British Museum MS. Harley 7322 (about 1375), f. 135 b.
    • G. JUDAS. Trinity College (Cambridge) MS. B. 14. 39 (about 1300), f. 34 a.
    • H. THE BLACKSMITHS. British Museum MS. Arundel 292 (about 1425-50), f. 71 b.
    • I. RATS AWAY. Bodleian MS. Rawlinson C. 288, f. 113 (15th-century writing, blurred).
  • XVI THE YORK PLAY 'HARROWING OF HELL' British Museum MS. Addit. 35290 (about 1430-40), f. 193 b.
  • XVII THE TOWNELEY PLAY OF NOAH Towneley MS. (about 1475), ff. 76 ff.
  • NOTES
    • I
    • II
    • III
    • IV
    • V
    • VI
    • VII
    • VIII
    • IX
    • X
    • XI
    • XII
    • XIII
    • XIV
    • XV
    • XVI
    • XVII
  • APPENDIX THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY
  • CORRIGENDA To Sisam's Fourteenth Century Verse and Prose
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