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The text ofMemoriale Credencium

  • Ralph Hanna


Comparative Literature Historical Linguistic 
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    J. H. L. Kengen,Memoriale Credencium: A late Middle English Manual of Theology for Lay People edited from Bodley MS Tanner 201 (Nijmegen Ph. D. dissertation, 1979).Google Scholar
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    Probably the most concise example of this problem is provided by 185/20; see Kengen's note, p. 306, for his clear use of Pagula's Latin to reject one LL2 error, without any apparent recognition that the Pagula quotation shows within the lemma under discussion that a subsequent LL2 addition reflects the sense, as O does not. And see my suggested reading for the line below.Google Scholar
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    Spotschecks of the only ms. at my disposal, L, suggest that Kengen's collation includes only about 25% of the total variant corpus. But most of these variants ignored are, as Kengen promises (p. 24), relatively minor.Google Scholar
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    I cite Pagula'sOculus from the text of British Library MS. Royal 8 C.ii, ff.93vb–115vb. I am grateful to the British Library for permission to quote these brief excerpts.Google Scholar
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    This text has achieved recent notoriety from Siegfried Wenzel's dicovery that it provides “The Source of the ‘Remedia’ of theParsons' Tale”; seeTraditio 27 (1971): 433–53. I cite from the text of Cambridge Univ. Lib. Ff.i. 17, ff. 79vb–104rb. I am grateful to Cambridge University Library for permission to quote these brief excerpts.Google Scholar
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    Although Kengen remains uncertain about which version of Rich's work the author used. I've found that Latin text calledSpeculum Ecclesie perfectly adequate in almost all textual details. I cite it from Helen P. Forshaw ed.,Speculum Religiosorum and Speculum Ecclesie (London: The British Academy, 1973).Google Scholar
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    I cite from the convenient text appended toThe Lay Folks' Catechism, EETS os 118 (London: Kegan Paul, 1901), pp. 23–31 (odd pages only).Google Scholar
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    I refrain from loading the notes with bibliographical detail: the reader may find the author being quoted by reference to the page-by-page breakdown of sources in the preceding “paragraph”. Only for the published and available text of Rich do I give page references.Google Scholar

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© Wolters-Noordhoff 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralph Hanna
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  1. 1.Dept. of EnglishUniv. of CaliforniaRiversideUSA

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