Art. 109a, Quy chescun jour denz seissaunte jours

ART. 109A, QUY CHESCUN JOUR DENZ SEISSAUNTE JOURS: EXPLANATORY NOTES


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); CT: Chaucer, Canterbury Tales; CUL: Cambridge University Library (Cambridge); DOML: Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library; FDT: French Devotional Texts of the Middle Ages (Sinclair 1979); FDT-1French Devotional Texts of the Middle Ages, . . . First Supplement (Sinclair 1982); IMEV: The Index of Middle English Verse (Brown and Robbins); 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).

1–2 “Veni Creator Spiritus” etc. / “Qui [diceris] Paraclitus” etc. A liturgical hymn, ascribed to Rabanus Maurus (ninth century), which was often sung in Gregorian chant. It is typically performed to celebrate the feast of Pentecost. The first line is “Veni Creator Spiritus”; the second phrase, “Qui [diceris] Paraclitus,” opens the second stanza.

2 “Gloria in excelsis [Deo].” Another hymn or prayer of the mass. Elsewhere in quire 15, it appears in French (art. 102).


ART. 109A, QUY CHESCUN JOUR DENZ SEISSAUNTE JOURS: TEXTUAL NOTES


ABBREVIATIONS: As: Aspin; : Böddeker; Br: Brook; BS: Bennett and Smithers; BZ: Brandl and Zippel; B13: Brown 1937; Dea: J. M. Dean; Do: Dove 1969; Fl: Flood; : Förster; Fu: Furnivall; HB: Hunt and Bliss; Kem: Kemble; Ken: Kennedy; Mi: Millett; Mo: Morris and Skeat; MS: MS Harley 2253; Mu1: H. J. R. Murray; Mu2: J. A. H. Murray; NB: Noomen and van den Boogard; Pa: Patterson; Rev: Revard 2005a; Ri: Ritson 1877; Ro: Robbins 1959; SP: Short and Pearcy; Si: Silverstein; St: Stemmler 1970; Tu: Turville-Petre 1989; Ul: Ulrich; W1: Wright 1839; W2: Wright 1841; W3: Wright 1842; WH: Wright and Halliwell.

1 foiz. MS word interlined.

 
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Art. 109a, Quy chescun jour denz seissaunte jours

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¶ Quy chescun jour denz seissaunte jours trente foiz “Veni Creator Spiritus” etc.
“Qui [diceris] Paraclitus” etc., trente foiz “Gloria in excelsis [Deo],” e trente foiz     
“De profundis” [Psalm 129] dirra, de la preiere qu’il fra dreitement a Dieu, ja ne
faudra.
¶ Whoever each day during sixty days will say thirty times “Come, Creator Spirit”
etc. [and] “Comforter, to thee we cry” etc., thirty times “Glory be to God on high,”
and thirty times “Out of the depths” [Psalm 129], the prayer that he makes directly
to God will never fail.


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