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The Abbey of the Holy Ghost


Titre:The Abbey of the Holy Gost (ms. Douce, inc.)
Incipit:Religio Sancti Spirituc. Religio munda.
Off the abbaye of saynte Spirite that es in a place that es callede conscyence.

A dere brethir and systirs, I see þat many walde be in religyone bot þay may noghte, owthir for pouerte, or for drede of thaire kyne, or for band of maryage, and for-thi I make here a buke of þe religeon…
Explicit:… in hope of Goddes helpe and of his socoure, and ȝe sall be delyuerde thurgh þe mercy of oure Lorde Jhesu Criste there. Blyssede mot he be with owttene ende. Amen.
  1. Lincoln, Cathedral Library, 91 (A. I. 17), f. 271r [⇛ Description]
    « Thornton manuscript ».
  2. New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya, 65
  3. Oxford, Bodleian Library, Douce, 323, f. 140v [⇛ Description]
Éditions anciennes
Éditions modernes
  • Religious Pieces in Prose and Verse. Edited from Robert Thornton's MS. (Cir. 1440) in the Lincoln Cathedral Library by George G. Perry, London, Trübner for the Early English Text Society (Early English Text Society. Original Series, 26), 1867, xii + 106 p. (ici p. 48-58) [GB] [IA]
Traductions modernes
  • Jenkins, Jacqueline, « Reading women reading: feminism, culture, and memory », Maistresse of my Wit: Medieval Women, Modern Scholars, éd. Louise D'Arcens et Juanita Feros Ruys, Turnhout, Brepols (Making the Middle Ages, 7), 2004, p. 317-334.
  • Whitehead, Christina, « Making a cloister of the soul in medieval religious treatises », Medium Ævum, 67, 1998, p. 1-29.
Répertoires bibliographiques

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Rédaction: Laurent Brun
Dernière mise à jour: 29 octobre 2020