Asloan manuscript

  • Asloan manuscript
  • Asl[oan] 1 and 2

Asloan, John, fl. 1515


Craigie, William A. (William Alexander), Sir, 1867-1957 (ed.)


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Scottish literature -- To 1700
Scottish poetry -- To 1700
Poems -- Scotland -- 16th century
Folk tales -- Scotland -- 16th century

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Transcribed from: The Asloan manuscript : a miscellany in prose and verse / written by John Asloan in the reign of James the Fifth ; edited by W.A. Craigie. -- Edinburgh : Printed for the [Scottish Text] Society by William Blackwood, 1923, 1925. -- 2 v. -- (Scottish Text Society ; new ser., 14, 16). -- Contents: Vol. 1. Of penance and confession. The buke of the chess. The cart of the warld. The porteous of noblenes. The Scottis originale. Part of the Ynglis cronikle. Ane schort memoriale. The Scottis cronikle. The spectacle of luf. The sex weekdayis and agis. Notes -- v. 2. [In verse] The buke of the sevyne sagis. The justis betuix the talzeour and the sowtar. Off the fenzeit fals frere of Tungland. The buke of the howlat. The talis of the fyve bestis. The tale of the twa mys. The maner of the crying of ane playe. The tale of Orpheus and Eurdices his quene. The buke of the thre prestis of Peblis. The contemplacioun of synnaris.

The electronic resource was created in around 1969


Title proper taken from title at the top of the electronic text in each of the two files

Publication based on this text: Formed basis of quotations in Vols. 4- of: A dictionary of the older Scottish tongue : from the twelfth century to the end of the seventeenth / founded on the collections of Sir William A. Craigie ; [edited by A.J. al.]. -- Chicago, Ill. : Chicago University Press, 1973 ; Aberdeen : Aberdeen University Press, 1983- .

Additional information: DOST concordance : notes for instructing operator. -- 1964.

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