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Three alliterative saints' hymns : late Middle English stanzaic poems

Author: Ruth Kennedy, Dr.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Published for the Early English Text Society by the Oxford University Press, 2003.
Series: Early English Text Society (Series), no. 321.
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"This edition presents the three extant texts of a largely unrecognised genre in Middle English verse: odes to saints written in strong-stress metre in fourteen-line stanzas. These hymns were composed in the North and East Midlands in around 1400. This is the first edition of these linguistically difficult, 'knotty', poems-- for many years they were previously edited separately: in 1907 (re-edited, 1937), 1889 and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
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Three alliterative saints' hymns.
Oxford ; New York : Published for the Early English Text Society by the Oxford University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)603969426
Named Person: Catherine, of Alexandria Saint; John, the Baptist Saint; Catherine, of Alexandria Saint.; John, the Baptist Saint.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Kennedy, Dr.
ISBN: 0197223249 9780197223246
OCLC Number: 52991438
Language Note: Hymns in Middle English with introduction and notes in English.
Notes: "O.S. 321"--Spine.
Description: cix, 120 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The alliterative Katherine Hymn / by Richard Spalding (Bodleian Library ms Bodley rolls 22) --
The alliterative John Evangelist Hymn (Lincoln Cathedral Library ms 91) --
The alliterative John Baptist Hymn (British Library additional ms 39574).
Series Title: Early English Text Society (Series), no. 321.
Responsibility: edited by Ruth Kennedy.
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This is a new edition of three hymns to SS Katherine of Alexandria, John the Evangelist, and John the Baptist, composed c. 1400 in the north and east Midlands. It contains full discussion of the  Read more...

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"Kennedy's treatments of [the poems'] provenance, the scribes' language, and the authors' purposes make for interesting reading...Readers will be grateful for the comprehensive Glossary and the Read more...

 
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