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United Kingdom / Lincoln / Cathedral Library

Cote:91
Ancienne cote:A. I. 17

Contenu

Recueil de romans anglais surnommé « Thornton MS »:

  1. (f. 1r) The Prose Life of Alexander, incomplet du début
    Incipit:[le début manque] downe to þe dyke, adn thare he felle, and was alle to-frusched…
    Explicit:Here endeȝ þe lyf of gret Alexander, conquerour of alle þe worlde.
  2. (f. 49v) Note de la main de Robert de Thornton
    Texte complet:Isto die natus fuit, sancta Maria ante [Nativitatem?] domini nostri Jhesu Christi, Robertus Thornton in Ridaylle, anno Domini M° CCCC LIII.
  3. (f. 50) Pronostications météorologiques (d'une main plus récente)
    Incipit: 
    Explicit: 
  4. (f. 51r) Lamentacio peccatoris, poème en 20 quatrains (d'une main plus récente)
    Incipit:Alle crystyn men þt wawkes me bye…
    Explicit: 
  5. (f. 53r-98v) Le morte Arthur
    Incipit:Here begynnes Morte Arthure.
    Now grett glorious godd | thurghe grace of hym seluene,
    and the precyous prayere | of hys prys modyr…
    Explicit:Here endes Morte Arthure, writene by Robert of Thorthone.
    (d'une main plus récente:) R. Thornton dictus, qui scripsit sit benedictus. Amen.
  6. (f. 98va-109rb) Octavyane, version septentrionale
    Incipit:Here by-gynnes the Romance off Octavyane.
    Mekylle and littille, olde and ȝynge,
    herkyns alle to my talkynge…
    Explicit: 
  7. (f. 109r-114v) The romance off syr Ysambrace
    Incipit:Here begynnes the Romance off Syr Ysambrace.
    Jhesu Xρ'c, Lorde of heuene kynge,
    graunte vs alle his dere blyssynge…
    Explicit:Explicit Syr Ysambrace.
  8. (f. 114v-122r) Ye Romance off Dyoclicyane ye Emperour & ye Erle Beradeo of Tholous, and of ye Emprice Beaulilione, incomplet de la fin
    Incipit:Here bygynnes ye Romance off Dyoclicyane ye Emperour & ye Erle Beradeo of Tholous, and of ye Emprice Beaulilione.
    Jhesu Criste, God and Lorde in Trynyte,
    onely god and persones thre…
    Explicit: 
  9. (f. 122v) Ye lyffe of ye Story of [S]ainte Cristofre, récit de la vie de saint Christophe en sizains
    Incipit:[Her]e bygynnes ye lyffe of ye Story of [S]ainte Cristofre.
    Lordynges, if it be ȝowre wille,
    and ȝe wille here, and holde ȝow still…
    Explicit:Explicit vita sancti Christofori. Thorntone.
  10. (f. 130r-138v) Syr Degreuance
    Incipit:Syr Degreuance.
    Jhesu, Lorde in Trynite
    graunte þam heuene for to see…
    Explicit:Explicit Syr Degreuaunt.
  11. (f. 138v-147r) Syr Eglamour of Artasse
    Incipit:Incipit Syr Eglamour of Artasse.
    Jhesu, þt es heuens kyng,
    gyff vs alle his blyssyng…
    Explicit: 
  12. (f. 147r) De miraculo beate Marie, miracle d'un mauvais chevalier qui quitte le péché grâce à l'intervention d'un frère
    Incipit:De miraculo beate Marie.
    Jhesu, Lorde in Trinyte,
    þt was, and es, and aye schalle be…
    Explicit: 
  13. (f. 148rb-149r) Lyarde
    Incipit:Lyarde es ane olde horse & may noght wele drawe,
    he sall be putt into þe parke holyn for to gnawe…
    Explicit:… Thus endis Lyarde at þe laste worde;
    yf a man thynke mekill, kepe somewhate in horde.
    Here endys Lyarde.
  14. (f. ??) The romance of Thomas of Erceldoune
    Incipit: 
    Explicit: 
  15. (f. 161r-176r) Sir Perceval of Gales
    Incipit: 
    Explicit: 
  16. (f. ??) The awntyrs off Arthure at the Terne Wathelyn
    Incipit: 
    Explicit: 

Description matérielle

Copiste:Inconnu
Lieu:Robert de Thornton et autres
Date:Fin du XIVe ou début du XVe siècle
Nombre de feuillets:247
Foliotation:1-247
Format:260 × 183 mm
Support:Parchemin
Reliure:Ais de boisRefaite entre 1832 et 1839 aux frais de F. Madden
Mise en page: 
Décoration:Initiales historiées et bordures
Notes:Selon Madden, le ms. contenait 314 f. en 1839.

Possesseurs

Robert de Thornton, XVe siècle, qui a annoté le ms.

Bibliographie

  • Syr Gawayne; a Collection of Ancient Romance-Poems, by Scotish and English Authors, Relating to that Celebrated Knight of the Round Table, with an introduction, notes, and a glossary. By Sir Frederic Madden, London, Taylor, 1839, lxix + 431 p. (ici p. l-lviii) [GB] [IA]
  • 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 (Early English Text Society. Original Series, 26), 1867, xii + 106 p. [GB] [IA]
  • Brewer, Derek S., et A. E. B. Owen, The Thornton Manuscript (Lincoln Cathedral MS. 91), London, The Scolar Press, 1977.
  • Keiser, George, « The nineteenth-century Discovery of the Thornton manuscript (Lincoln Cathedral Library MS. 91) », Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 77, 1983, p. 169-190.
  • Thompson, John J., « The compiler in action: Robert Thornton and the Thornton romances in Lincoln Cathedral MS 91 », Manuscripts and Readers in Fifteenth-Century England: The Literary Implications of Manuscript Study, éd. Derek Pearsall, Cambridge, 1983, p. 113-124.
  • Thomson, R. M., Catalogue of the Manuscripts of Lincoln Cathedral Chapter Library, Woodbridge, Brewer, 1989, xxvi + 277 p. + [54] p. de pl.
  • The Prose Alexander of Robert Thornton: the Middle English text with modern English translation edited and translated by Julie Chappell, New York, Peter Lang (American University Studies. Series 4: English Language and Literature, 131), 1992, x + 291 p.
  • Johnston, Michael Robert, The Sociology of Middle English Romance: Three Late Medieval Compilers, Ph. D. dissertation, Ohio State University, 2007, xv + 452 p. [ohiolink.edu]
Rédaction: Laurent Brun
Dernière mise à jour: 25 novembre 2018