Art. 16, Vorte maken iren as hart as stel: Introduction

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Art. 16, Vorte maken iren as hart as stel: Introduction

ABBREVIATIONS: AND: Anglo-Norman Dictionary; ANL: Anglo-Norman Literature: A Guide to Texts and Manuscripts (R. Dean and Boulton); BL: British Library (London); Bodl.: Bodleian Library (Oxford); CCC: Corpus Christi College (Cambridge); CUL: Cambridge University Library (Cambridge); IMEV: The Index of Middle English Verse (Brown and Robbins); IMEV Suppl.: Supplement to the Index of Middle English Verse (Robbins and Cutler); MED: Middle English Dictionary; MWME: A Manual of the Writings in Middle English, 1050–1500 (Severs et al.); NIMEV: A New Index of Middle English Verse (Boffey and Edwards); NLS: National Library of Scotland (Edinburgh).

This item appears to be a recipe for painters and illuminators who must keep their metal implements hard and in good working order. The compound is prepared on a cloth, which is then wrapped around the implement. The instrument is next thrown into a fire, where it is hardened by the melted compound.

[Fol. 52vb. MWME 10:3685 [416]. Scribe: C. Quire: 5. Layout: Prose added to blank right column. Editions: Wright 1844, p. 65; Keller, p. 97. Other MSS: None. Analogues: See Fein 2013, p. 44 n. 28.]

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