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'Preparations for a popular abstract of Gower's Confessio Amantis', Written about 1872 by E. W. B. Nicholson

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MS. Eng. poet. c. 15

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'Preparations for a popular abstract of Gower's Confessio Amantis' by E. W. B. Nicholson:
  1. An abridged version of the Confessio Amantis extending to the end of book i, in modern English verse, with prose epitomes of the omitted passages and explanatory footnotes
  2. Also (fol. 77) a modernised metrical version of Gower's 'Praise of Peace'
  3. At the end come miscellaneous notes, including 'Shakespeare's Story of the Caskets, its earliest known [Greek] form' (fol. 108), Gower's 'Balade moral of gode counseyle' transcribed from MS. Ashmole 59 (fol. 110)
  4. A note by E. W. B. Nicholson on the need of a new edition of Gower (fol. 122), etc.

Dates

  • Written about 1872 by E. W. B. Nicholson

Extent

123 Leaves

Language of Materials

English

Shelfmark

MS. Eng. poet. c. 15

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, no. 36164

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

13 1/2 × 9 5/8 in.

Repository Details

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