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The Knyght of the Swanne


Auteur:Attribué à Robert Copland par Thoms (1858)
Titre:Helyas; Helias; The knyght of the swanne; The knight of the swan
Date:Au plus tard en 1512
Dédicataire:Edward Stafford, duc de Buckingham (1478-1521)
Contenu:Traduction des 38 premiers chapitres de la version en prose du Chevalier au cygne.
The translatour
Veritably it is that all vertues and noble entencions ben nourysshed and engendred in the hertes…
[Table des matières]
Here begynneth the table of this present booke.
How the Kinge Pyeron of Lylefort hadde to wife and spouse Matabrune for that she was ryche…
[Chap. I] How the king Pieron of Lilefort hade to wife and spouse Matabrune, for that she was riche, and endowed of great earthly goodes. The which betwene them had a sonne named Oriant.
We rede in the auncient and autentike cronicles that sometime ther was a noble king in Lilefort…
Explicit:… To the whiche bring us, the Father, the Sonne, and the Holy Gost. Amen.
Thus endeth the life and myraculous hystory of the most noble and illustryous Helyas kmight of the swanne with the birth of the excellent knyght Godfrey of Boulyon, one of the nyne worthiest, and the last of the three chrysten.
Éditions anciennes
  1. The knyght of the swanne
    London, Wynkyn de Worde, 1512
    ARLIMA: EA2892   USTC: 501227   ESTC: S123833
  2. The knyght of the swanne
    London, Wynkyn de Worde, [vers 1522]
    ARLIMA: EA2893   USTC: 501690   ESTC: S109653
  3. The knight of the swanne. Here beginneth the history of the noble Helyas knyght of the Swanne, newly translated out of Frensshe in to Englysshe at thinstygacion of the puyssaunt [and] illustryous Prynce Lorde Edwarde Duke of Buckyngham.
    London, William Copland, [vers 1560]
    ARLIMA: EA2894   USTC: 505701   ESTC: S109656
Éditions modernes
  • Early English Prose Romances, with Bibliographical and Historical Introductions. Edited by William J. Thoms. Second edition, enlarged, London, Nattali and Bond, 1858, 3 t. (ici t. 3, p. 1-149) [GB: t. 1, t. 2, t. 3] [IA: t. 1, t. 2, t. 3]
    Édition antérieure:
    • A Collection of Early Prose Romances, edited by William J. Thoms, London, Pickering, 1828, 3 t. [GB: t. 1, t. 2, t. 3] [IA: t. 1, t. 2, t. 3]
    • Early English Prose Romances, edited by William J. Thoms. New edition, revised and enlarged, London, Routledge; New York, Dutton, 1906, 958 p. [IA]
    • Alt-Englische Sagen und Mährchen, nach alten Volksbüchern. Herausgegeben von William J. Thoms. Deutsch und mit Zusätzen von Richard Otto Spazier. Erstes Bändchen, Braunschweig, Vieweg, 1830, xxiv + 294 p.[GB] [IA]
Traductions modernes
  • en anglais:
    • Romances of Chivalry, told and illustrated in fac-simile by John Ashton, London, Unwin, 1887, xii + 356 p. (ici p. 205-234) [GB] [IA]
      • Romances of Chivalry, told and illustrated in fac-simile by John Ashton. Popular edition, London, Unwin, 1890, xii + 356 p. [GB] [IA]
  • Jaffray, Robert, The Two Knights of the Swan, Lohengrin and Helyas: A Study of the Legend of the Swan-Knight, with Special Reference to its Most Important Developments, New York et London, Putnam's Sons, 1910, ix + 123 p. [HT] [IA: ex. 1, ex. 2]
Répertoires bibliographiques
Rédaction: Laurent Brun
Dernière mise à jour: 3 mai 2018