Pierce the Ploughmans Crede, Transcr. and Ed., to Which Is Appended, God Spede the Plough; By W.W. Skeat

Pierce the Ploughmans Crede, Transcr. and Ed., to Which Is Appended, God Spede the Plough; By W.W. Skeat

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ... did not observe that MS. B has hernis, as he collated the passage with that MS.; besides which, the old glossary has hyrnes, shewing that homes is a mere misprint. 183. In the church of the Grey Friars, near Newgate, were buried, in all, 663 persons of quality. Stowe says "there were nine tombs of alabaster and marble, invironed with strikes of iron, in the choir." See preface to the "Chronicle of the Grey Friars of London;" (Camden Soc, 1852) p. xxi. 184. 185. MS. A omits these lines, obviously owing to the repetition of clad for the nones. 185. "In their cognisances, or surcoats of arms."--Warton. 188. gold-beten, adorned with beaten gold. 194. peynt til, painted tiles. MS. B has paine, by obvious error for painte; the scribe has apparently altered it to pavine, thinking it meant paving. The old printed text has poynt til, on which Warton's note is, "Point en point is a French phrase for in order, exactly. This explains the latter part of the line. Or poynttil may mean tiles in squares or dies, in chequer-work. See Skinner in Point, and Du Fresne in Punctura. And then, ich point after other will be one square after another. So late as the reign of Henry the Eighth, so magnificent a structure as the refectory of Christ-church at Oxford was, at its first building, paved with green and yellow tiles. The whole number was 2600, and each hundred cost 3a. 6d." But Warton was slightly misled by the old text; poynte merely means bit, piece, as in 1. 198. It is true that poynttil occurs in many dictionaries, glossaries, &c., but in every case I find that the only quotation given for it is the present line, and I hold it to be a mere misprint. Peynt == painted is common enough (see 1. 192), but I doubt the...show more

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