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ANIMADUERSIONS

vppon the Annotacions
and Corrections of some
imperfections of impressiones

of Chaucers workes (sett
downe before tyme, and
nowe) reprinted in the
yere of oure lorde

1598

sett downe by
Francis Thynne.

Soortee pur bien ou ne sortee rien.

1599

NOW NEWLY EDITED FROM THE MS. IN THE BRIDGEWATER LIBRARY,
WITH FRESH COLLECTIONS FOR THE LIVES OF WILLIAM THYWNE,

THE CHAUCER EDITOR, AND FRANCIS THYNNE, HIS SON,
USD A REPRINT OF THE ONLY KNOWN FRAGMENT OF

The Pilgrim's Tale,"

BY

F. J. FURNIVALL, M.A.,

AND A PREFACE BY

G. H. KINGSLEY, M.D., F.L.S.

PUBLISHED FOR THE CHAUCER SOCIETY

BY V. TRÜBNER & CO., 57 & 59, LUDGATE HILL.

LONDON.

1875.

The Chaucer Society.

Elitor in Chief :-F.J.FURNIVALL, Esq., 3, St George's Square, Primrose Hill, N.W.

Hon. Sec. :-A. G. SNELGROVE, Esq., London Hospital, London, E.

To do honour to CHAUCER, and to let the lovers and students of him see how far the best unprinted Manuscripts of his works differ from the printed texts, this Society is founded. There are many questions of metre, pronunciation, orthography, and etymology yet to be settled, for which more prints of Manuscripts are wanted, and it is hardly too much to say that every line of Chaucer contains points that need reconsideration. The founder's proposal is to begin with The Canterbury Tales, and give of them (in parallel columns in Royal 4to) six of the best unprinted Manuscripts known. Inasmuch also as the parallel arrangement will necessitate the alteration of the places of certain tales in some of the MSS, a print of each MS will be issued separately, and will follow the order of its original. The first six MSS to be printed are the Ellesmere (by leave of the Earl of Ellesmere); the Hengwrt (by leave of W. W. E. Wynne, Esq.); the Cambridge Univ. Libr., MS Gg. 4. 27; the Corpus, Oxford ; the Petworth (by leave of Lord Leconfield); and the Lansdowne 851 (Brit. Mus.).

Of Chaucer's Minor Poems,—the MSS of which are generally later than the best MSS of the Canterbury Tales,-all, or nearly all, the MSS will be printed, so as to secure all the existing evidence for the true text.

To secure the fidelity and uniform treatment of the texts, Mr F. J. Fumivall will read all with their MSS.

The Society's publications are issued in two Series, of which the first contains the different texts of Chaucer's works; and the Second, such originals of, and essays on these as can be procured, with other illustrative treatises, and Supplementary Tales. The Society's issue for 1868, in the First Series, is, I. The Prologue and Knight's Tale, of the Canterbury Tales, in 6 parallel

Texts (from the 6 MSS named below), together with Tables, showing the
Groups of the Tales, and their varying order in 38 MSS of the Tales, and
in 5 old printed editions, and also Specimens from several MSS of the
“Moveable Prologues” of the Canterbury Tales,—The Shipman's Prologue,
and Franklin's Prologue, -when moved from their right places, and of the

Substitutes for them. (The Six-Text, Part I.)
II. The Prologue and Knight's Tale from the Ellesmere MS.
III.

Hengwrt 151
IV.

Cambridge Gg. 4. 27 V.

Corpus

Oxford VI.

Petworth VII.

Lansdowne 851 (separate issues of the Texts forming Part I of the Six-Text edition.)

The issue for 1869, in the First Series, is,
VIII. The Miller's, Reeve's, and Cook's Tales: Ellesmere MS.
IX.

Hengwrt
X.

Cambridge Appendix of XI.

Corpus

“ Gamelyn XII.

Petworth

from six MSS. XIII.

Lansdowne,,
(separate issues of the Texts forming the Six-Text, Part II, No. XIV.)

The issue for 1870, in the First Series, is,
XIV. The Miller's, Reeve's, and Cook's Tales, with an Appendix of the Spurious

Tale of Gamelyn, in 6 parallel Texts. (Six-Text, Part 11.)
The issue for 1871, in the First Series, is,
XV. The Man of Law's, Shipman's, and Prioress's Tales, with Chaucer's own

Tale of Sir Thopas, in 6 parallel Texts from the MSS above named, and 10

coloured drawings of Tellers of Tales, after the originals in the Ellesmere MS. XVI. The Man of Law's Tale, from the Ellesmere MS. XVII.

Cambridge MS. XVIII.

Corpus MS. XIX. The Shipman's, Prioress's, and Man of Law's Tales, from the Petworth MS.

XX. The Man of Law's Tale, from the Lansdowne MS. (each with woodcuts of fourteen drawings of Tellers of Tales in the Ellesmere MS.),

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