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edition at present current, in 4 vols., edited by W. C. Hazlitt with the co-operation of a number of scholars, including Furnivall and Henry Sweet. The prefaces and dissertations are placed in vol. I; vol. II covers the time from the Anglo-Saxon period to Chaucer; vol. III, Chaucer to Surrey; vol. IV, Writers of the XVI century. According to a statement made by Furnivall in Trial Forew. p. 99, he is the adviser alluded to in Hazlitt's preface p. ix, at whose suggestion “the wrong, obsolete, and insufficient parts” of Warton were cut out, and “made right by insertions in . . . brackets.” Also “large additions” were made, and “all the notes incorporated with the texts.” - Of this edition Sidney Lee says in the Dict. Nat. Biog., art. Warton, that Warton’s text was “ruthlessly abbreviated or extended in an illadvised attempt to bring the information up to the latest level of philological research.” Of the work in its original form Lee says that it “is impregnated by an intellectual vigor which reconciles the educated reader to almost all its irregularities and defects.” In these opinions every Early English student will coincide. For all scholarly purposes, the first edition of Warton is much the most desirable, though reference is made to WartonHazlitt because of its greater accessibility. It is not possible to discover from the edition of 1871 what Warton’s original statements were, e.g., Warton said, “There is a further proof that the Floure and the Lefe preceded the Confessio Amantis”; which in 1871 becomes “There is [an indication] that the [writer of the] Flower and the Leaf [studied] the Confessio Amantis.” Another edition of the first Warton has not the “Emendations and Additions” at the end of vol. II, but has at the close of vol. III a separately paged “Observations on the Three First Volumes of the History of English Poetry, in a Familiar Letter to the Author.” This letter, of 1782, is by Joseph Ritson, and is expressed in Ritson's usual violent and abusive style. He terms Warton’s work “an injudicious farrago, a gallimaufry of things which do and do not belong to the subject, a continued tissue of falsehood from beginning to end.” He advises Warton to consult Tyrwhitt in revising his work; and it may be noted that the Emendations and Additions, when they appeared, contained, as above remarked, frequent allusions to Tyrwhitt. Ritson was severely censured for the disregard of decency in this attack upon Warton. On Warton see Courthope, Hist. Eng. Poetry I, preface.
Wright. Anecdota Litteraria. Lond. 1844. A collection of English,
French, and Latin poems of the 13th century.
Anglo-Latin Satirical Poets of the Twelfth Century. 2 vols. Rolls Series, Lond. 1872.
Political Poems and Songs from Edward III to Henry VIII. 2 vols., Rolls Series, Lond. I859-61.
Specimens of Lyric Poetry of the Reign of Edward I. Lond. I842.
Thomas Wright, English antiquary, 1819-1877, was author or editor of over 120 works dealing with medieval England and its literature; his studies have been printed by the Percy Society, the Camden Society, the Rolls Series, and the Roxburghe Club, etc. He was well known and of high reputation in his own time, but later opinion of him is thus summed up by Lee in Dict. Nat. Biog. :—“Nearly all his philological books are defaced by errors of transcription and extraordinary misinterpretations of Latin and
Early English and Early French words and phrases. But as a pioneer in the study of Anglo-Saxon and medieval literature and on British archaeology he deserves grateful remembrance.” Wright and Halliwell together edited the Reliq. Antiq., q.v. Wülker, Altengl. Lesebuch. Altenglisches Lesebuch, ed. R. P. Wülker. Halle 1874, 2 vols. Gesch. d. engl. Lit. Geschichte der englischen Literatur. Leipzig 1896. Of no independent value. Ztschr, f. roman. Phil. Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie, Halle 1877 ff. Ztschr. f. vergl. Littgesch. Zeitschrift für vergleichende Litteraturgeschichte. New Series, Berlin 1887 ff.
Alexandrines in Chaucer, 499.
Alison, 407. .
“All thyng ys ordanyd’, see Poems
during Imprisonment, 446.
“Allone withouten any companye”,
Allusions to Place in Cant. Tales,
to Time in Cant. Tales, 161 ff.
Almansor, 85. -
Alone Walking, see Virelay, 461.
alto stilo, alio stilo, 252.
Ames, see Dibdin in Reference List.
Ames, P. W., ed. Chaucer Memorial
Amorous Complaint, see Complaint
dAmours, 416. 1.
Anderson, editor of Chaucer, 134.
Anderson’s Bee, imitation in, 226.
Anelida and Arcite, 355-358.
Animadversions, Francis Thynne's,
I 25, 537.
Anselm, 85. .
Antiquary, play by Shackerley Mar-
mion, 3 Io.
Arch. Selden, see Selden.
And see Secree of Secrees, 1 oz.
ariue or armee, in the Prologue, 273.
| Arnold of the Newe Toun, 85.
Arnold, Edwin, tragedy on Gris-
Artistic intent in Chaucer's verse,
Arundel 14o, manuscript of Cant.
Ascham, on Chaucer, 34.
Ashburnham 124, manuscript of
Cant. Tales, (194), 196.
Ashburnham 126, manuscript of
Ashburnham 127, manuscript of
Cant. Tales, 194.
Ashburnham MSS, 193 ff.
Ashmole on Chaucer’s tomb, 45.
Ashmole 45, manuscript, 425.
Ashmole 59, manuscript, 333.
Ashmole's Theatrum Chemicum,
Askew manuscripts (Adds.
Egerton 2864), 194.
Assembly of Gods, 407.
Assembly of Ladies, 408.
Astrolabe, 359 f.
Augea et Telepho, Bale’s title for
Aurora, see Petrus de Riga, IoI.
Authenticity, tests of, 54.
Autotypes, Chaucer Society,
528, 530, 53I.
aven taille, note on, 307.
Axon, on Italian influence, 521.
B4 fragment of the Cant.
fragment of the Cant.
I 58-9, 257-8, 26 I, 283.
Baake, W., on dream-motive, 365.
Balade—For titles beginning thus
See p. 409. -
Bale, life of Chaucer of 1548, 8.
life of Chaucer of 1557, Io.
notes on these two lives, 65.
list of Chaucer’s works in his
Index, 63-65. * ,
lists of Chaucer’s works, 61-62.
note on his Indear, 9.
Ballad in Commendation of Our
Lady, 41 o.
Ballad of Complaint, 41 o.
Ballad of Pity, 41 I.
Ballerstedt, on Chaucer’s nature-
Ballmann, on Chaucer, 237.
Balzac and Chaucer, 238.
Bannatyne manuscript, 348.
Baret, on Early English, 478.
Barker, on Kynaston’s Troilus, 397.
Barlow 20, manuscript of Cant.
Barrett Browning, see Browning.
Barrow, ed. of Clerk's Tale, 214.
Beach, J. W., on Wife of Bath’s
Tale, 299. -
Beatty, ed. of New
Beaumont, Francis, the elder, 125.
Beaumont and Fletcher, Two Noble
Bech, on the Legend of Good
à Beckett and Stansfield, operetta on
the Pilgrimage, 5o.
Bedford manuscript, 348.
Bee, imitation in Anderson’s, 226.
Bell, John, edition of Chaucer, 132.
Bell, Robert, edition of Chaucer,
I4 I. -
his glossary, 509.
modernization of Chaucer, 230.
Bellenden, Banner of Pietie, 267.
Bellezza, on Chaucer, 74.
on meeting of Chaucer
Belloc, on the road to Canterbury,
Bennewitz, on Sir Thopas, 288.
Benvenuto da Imola, cited, 269.
Bernardus Silvestris, 86.
Berthelet, note on, by Leland, 4.
his ed. of Gower, 44.
Beryn, Tale of, 412.
Betterton, his modernizations
Beware of Doublenesse, see Double-
neSS, 42 I.
Bible, Chaucer’s use of, 86.
Bibliographia Poetica, Ritson's, 38.
Bidpai, Fables of, 151.
Bierfreund, on Palamon and Arcite,
Bilderbeck, his ed. of selections,
on the Legend, 378.
Biographia Britannica, 38, 157.
Bischoff, on Chaucer’s verse, 479.
censure of, 499.
Birthday Books, 235.
Bishop, publisher of Chaucer, 123.
Black Knight, 413.
Blackwood, pub. of Chaucer, I42.
Blackwood’s Magazine, contains
mod. of Chaucer, 229.
Blades, W., on Caxton, 518.
Blake, William, picture of the Pil-
grims, 265, 324.
Blanchard, play with Chaucer as a
Blank verse in Tale of Melibeus,
Blount, his life of Chaucer, 37.
Boccaccio, influence on Chaucer, 80,
I5 I. . ..
translations from, 486-487.
And see Decameron.
Bodleian Library at Oxford, 512.
admission to, 513.
photography at, 5 Io.
Bodley 414, manuscript of Cant.
Bodley 638, manuscript of Minor ||
Brome, A. P,
And see p. 338.
Bodley 686, manuscript of
BoDuch, see Book of the Duchesse,
Boece, see Boethius.
Boethius, influence on Chaucer, 86.
Chaucer’s transl. of the De Con-
- solatione, 360.
Boll, on Wife of Bath’s Ptolemy,
Briscoe, reprints Horne, 232.
British Museum Library, 51o.
access to, 5 II.
photography at, 5 Io.
Broatch, on Troilus, 399.
Brock, in Chaucer Society Essays,
in Orig. and Anal., 535, 536.
imitation of Chaucer,
Brooch of Thebes, 69, 384-5.
Brooke, his modernization of
Chaucer, 224, 226.
Brown, C. F., on the Prioress’ Tale,
Brown, Ford Madox, painter of
Chaucerian subject, 283.
Brown Bread and Honour, 223.
Browne, Matthew, author of Chau-
cer's England, 521.
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, mod.
of Chaucer, 230.
on Chaucer, 536, 521.
Brutus Cassius, 251, 292.
Bukton, 266. -
Bullein, his Dialogue, 220. .
Burne Jones, his picture of Dori-
ge11, 3I4. -
Byron and Chaucer, 238.
C fragment of Cant. Tales, 158-9,
Caecilius Balbus, 87.
Calder, W., modernizer of Chaucer,
Cambridge English Literature, see
Reference List. .
Cambridge University Library, 514.
college libraries, 514.
manuscripts of University Lib-
rary, see under Dd, Ee, Ff, Gg,
Hh, Ii, Kk, Mm.
Cambuscan, see under Squire's
Tale, 31 I.
Camden, William, on Chaucer, 34.
on Chaucer’s burialplace, 44.
Campbell, Thomas, ed. of Speci-
Campsall manuscript of Troilus,
Canace, story of, 279-80.
Canby manuscript, 194.
Canon, on the, 51-68.
Skeat's work on the, 55.
the present, 68.
Tyrwhitt on the, 21 o.
Canon's Yeoman’s Tale, 316.
Canterbury Tales, arrangement of
fragments of, I 60 ff. . -
circulated in booklets, 243.