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The Complete Harley 2253 Manuscript, Volume 2

Translated by David Raybin and Jan Ziolkowski Edited and translated by Susanna Fein

The Complete Harley 2253 Manuscript, Volume 2
Paperback, 527 pages £31.50
Published: 2014
ISBN: 9781580441988
Format: 254mm x 178mm
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Subjects: Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies, Middle English Literature
Series: TEAMS Middle English Texts Series

British Library MS Harley 2253 is one of the most important literary works to survive from the English medieval era. In rarity, quality, and abundance, its secular love lyrics comprise an unrivaled collection. Intermingled with them are contemporary political songs as well as delicate lyrics designed to inspire religious devotion.

Acknowledgments Introduction MS Harley 2253: Texts and Translations Booklet 3 8. ABC a femmes / ABC of Women 9. De l'Yver et de l'Este / Debate between Winter and Summer 10. Vorte make cynople / How to Make Red Vermilion 11. Vorte temprene asure / How to Temper Azure 12. Vorte make gras-grene / How to Make Grass-Green 13. Vorte maken another maner grene / How to Make Another Kind of Green 14. Yet for gaude-grene / Another for Yellow-Green 15. Vorte couche selverfoyl / How to Apply Silverfoil 16. Vorte maken iren as hart as stel / How to Make Iron as Hard as Steel 17. Vorte maken blankplum / How to Make White Lead Booklet 4 18. Incipit vita sancti Ethelberti / The Life of Saint Ethelbert 19. Anima Christi, sanctifica me / Soul of Christ, Sanctify Me 20. Quant voy la revenue d'yver / A Goliard's Feast 21. Alle herkneth to me nou / Harrowing of Hell 22. In a thestri stude Y stod / Debate between Body and Soul 23. Sitteth alle stille ant herkneth to me / A Song of Lewes 24. Chaunter m'estoit / Lament for Simon de Montfort 24a. Charnel amour est folie / Carnal Love Is Folly 24a*. Momentaneum est quod delectat / What Allures Is Momentary 24b. Erthe toc of erthe / Earth upon Earth 25. Lystneth, lordynges! A newe song Ichulle bigynne / The Execution of Sir Simon Fraser 25a. Lord that lenest us lyf / On the Follies of Fashion 26. Enseignement sur les amis / Lesson for True Lovers 27. Middelerd for mon wes mad / The Three Foes of Man Booklet 5 28. Ichot a burde in a bour ase beryl so bryht / Annot and John 29. Bytuene Mersh ant Averil / Alysoun 30. With longyng Y am lad / The Lover's Complaint 31. Ich herde men upo mold / Song of the Husbandman 32. Herketh hideward ant beoth stille / The Life of Saint Marina 33. Weping haveth myn wonges wet / The Poet's Repentance 34. Most I ryden by Rybbesdale / The Fair Maid of Ribblesdale 35. In a fryht as Y con fare fremede / The Meeting in the Wood 36. A wayle whyt ase whalles bon / A Beauty White as Whale's Bone 37. Gilote e Johane / Gilote and Johane 38. Les pelrinages communes que crestiens fount en la Seinte Terre / Pilgrimages in the Holy Land 39. Les pardouns de Acres / The Pardons of Acre 40. Ne mai no lewed lued libben in londe / Satire on the Consistory Courts 41. Of a mon Matheu thohte / The Laborers in the Vineyard 43. Lenten ys come with love to toune / Spring 44. In May hit murgeth when hit dawes / Advice to Women 45. Heye Louerd, thou here my bone / An Old Man's Prayer 46. Ichot a burde in boure bryht / Blow, Northern Wind 47. Alle that beoth of huerte trewe / The Death of Edward I 48. Lustneth, lordinges, bothe yonge ant olde / The Flemish Insurrection 49. Marie, pur toun enfaunt / The Joys of Our Lady 50. Suete Jesu, king of blysse / Sweet Jesus, King of Bliss 51. Jesu Crist, heovene kyng / Jesus Christ, Heaven's King 52. Wynter wakeneth al my care / A Winter Song 53. When Y se blosmes springe / A Spring Song on the Passion 54. Ferroy chaunsoun / I Pray to God and Saint Thomas 55. Dum ludis floribus / While You Play in Flowers 56. Quant fu en ma juvente / Song on Jesus' Precious Blood 57. Marie, mere al Salveour / Mary, Mother of the Savior 58. Dulcis Jesu memoria / Jesus, Sweet Is the Love of You 59. Une petite parole / Sermon on God's Sacrifice and Judgment 60. Stond wel, moder, under rode / Stand Well, Mother, under Rood 61. Jesu, for thi muchele miht / Jesus, by Your Great Might 62. I syke when Y singe / I Sigh When I Sing 63. Nou skrinketh rose ant lylie-flour / An Autumn Song 64. My deth Y love, my lyf Ich hate / The Clerk and the Girl 65. When the nyhtegale singes / When the Nightingale Sings 66. Blessed be thou, Levedy / Blessed Are You, Lady 67. Ase Y me rod this ender day / The Five Joys of the Virgin 68. Herkne to my ron / Maximian 69. Mayden, moder milde / Maiden, Mother Mild 70. The Geste of Kyng Horn / King Horn Explanatory Notes Textual Notes Appendix: Full Contents of MS Harley 2253 Volume 2: Index of First Lines Volume 2: Index of Manuscripts Cited Volume 2: Index of Proper Names Bibliography

Susanna Fein is Professor of English and coordinator of the Arts and Sciences minor in Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Kent State University. David Raybin is Professor of English at Eastern Illinois University. Jan Ziolkowski is the Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin at Harvard University, and director of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 527 pages
 254mm x 178mm

BIC Code:
 Medieval Institute Publications


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