The testament of Cresseid / compylit be M. Robert Henrysone


The testament of Cresseid / compylit be M. Robert Henrysone


Henryson, Robert, 1430?-1506?


Smith, G. Gregory (George Gregory), 1865-1932 (ed.)


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Scottish poetry -- 14th century
Poems -- Scotland -- 14th century

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The testament of Cresseid / compylit be M. Robert Henrysone — The poems of Robert Henryson. Volume III / edited by G. Gregory Smith Henryson, Robert, 1430?-1506? Smith, G. Gregory (George Gregory), 1865-1932 p. 3-34, 175-198 ; 22 cm Printed for the [Scottish Text] Society by William Blackwood Edinburgh: 1908 : Scot. Text S. ; 1st ser., 58

Note: The Scottish Text Society's edition of The poems of Robert Henryson makes up three volumes of the Society's first series (55, 58, 64), of which the contents: Vol. I. Introduction, appendix, notes, index of words and glossary, general index -- v. II-III. Text


Forms part of the Older Scottish Textual Archive (OSTA), a corpus of texts prepared for the Dictionary of the older Scottish tongue

Added information: DOST concordance : notes for instructing operators. -- 1964.

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- .

Note on electronic text: The printed source of transcription contains two ms. versions of Cresseid (Chateris, and Thynne). It appears that the transcriber has based the electronic text on the Chateris ms. with variants of the Thynne ms. appearing in brackets. The Chateris ms. contains more lines than the Thynne ms., and the electronic text follows the longer version. However, a lack of staff resources prevents a more thorough investigation and so there may be other unmarked textual variants

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