Art. 106, Um doit plus volentiers juner le vendredy
ART. 106, UM DOIT PLUS VOLENTIERS JUNER LE VENDREDY: 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-1: French 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).
3 mount de Alban. Mount Nebo. See Deuteronomy 34:1–5. The scribe’s word Alban probably comes from misreading a capital letter in his copy, with Ne being mistakenly read as Al.
5–6 The beheadings of Elijah and John the Baptist are implicitly connected. Taken up to heaven in a whirlwind (2 Kings 2:11–12), Elijah returned in the person of John the Baptist, according to prophecy (Malachi 4:5–6) and Gospel (Matthew 11:14, 17:9–13; Mark 9:11–13; and Luke 1:17). Compare the explanatory notes for Pilgrimages in the Holy Land (art. 38), where sites highlighted by the author are frequently places associated with the biblical stories of Elijah and John the Baptist. The Life of Saint John the Baptist (art. 5) appears in MS Harley 2253, fols. 43vb–45vb, in the hand of Scribe A.
ART. 106, UM DOIT PLUS VOLENTIERS JUNER LE VENDREDY: TEXTUAL NOTES
ABBREVIATIONS: As: Aspin; Bö: Böddeker; Br: Brook; BS: Bennett and Smithers; BZ: Brandl and Zippel; B13: Brown 1937; Dea: J. M. Dean; Do: Dove 1969; Fl: Flood; Fö: 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.
6 Baptiste. So MS (iste abbreviated). HB: Baptistre.
10 A. So MS. HB: omitted.
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