Manuscripts in the Additional Collection 10001-14000, British Library, London

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Boydell & Brewer Ltd, Aug 1, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 68 pages
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The great scholar and palaeographer Sir Frederic Madden (1801-73) was Keeper of Manuscripts at the British Museum (as it then was) when most of the items in this 'Handlist' were acquired. The manuscripts here represented, from the still expanding Additional collection, provide examples of almost every kind of Middle English prose composition. Many of the items in this 'Handlist' are well known, but some have been previously overlooked and a surprising number remain unedited.
 

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Contents

C53 Devout Meditation on the Goodness of
2
C73 Prayer to Christ
25
C293 The Pistle of Holy Susannah
34
C13 Sentence of Cursing
40
C 13 Note signed by Henry VI
45
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About the author (2007)

Peter Brown is Professor of Medieval English Literature at the University of Kent. His book publications include "A Companion to Chaucer" (Blackwell, 2000), "Reading Dreams: The Interpretation of Dreams from Chaucer to Shakespeare" (1999), "Chaucer at Work: The Making of the Canterbury Tales" (1994) and, with Andrew Butcher, "The Age of Saturn: Literature and History in the Canterbury Tales" (1991).

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