Texts on Music in English from the Medieval and Early Modern Eras
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14TH-CENTURY FILES

Fn and Ft: CHORLAM1 MLBLA292
Author: Anonymous
Title: A Chorister's Lament
Source: London, British Library, Arundel 292, ff. 70v-71r.
Incipit: Uncomly in cloystre. i coure ful of care

Fn and Ft: CHORLAM2 TEXT
Author: Anonymous
Title: A Chorister's Lament
Source: Moriz Haupt and Heinrich Hoffmann, Altdeutsche Blätter, 2 vols. (Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus, 1836-1840; reprint ed., Hildesheim: Olms, 1978), 2:145-46.
Ed. from: London, British Library, Arundel 292, ff. 70v-71r.
Incipit: Uncomly in cloystre i coure ful of care

Fn and Ft: CHORLAM3 TEXT
Author: Anonymous
Title: A Chorister's Lament
Source: Thomas Wright and James O. Halliwell, eds., Reliquiae Antiquae: scraps from ancient manuscripts, illustrating chiefly early English literature and the English language, 2 vols. (London: J. R. Smith, 1845), 1:291-92.
Ed. from: London, British Library, Arundel 292, ff. 70v-71r.
Incipit: Un-comly in cloystre. i coure ful of care

Fn and Ft: CHORLAM4 TEXT
Author: Anonymous
Title: A Chorister's Lament
Source: Francis Lee Utley, "The Choristers' Lament," Speculum 21 (1946): 194-202 at 196-97. Used by permission.
Ed. from: London, British Library, Arundel 292, ff. 70v-71r.
Incipit: Un-comly in cloystre . i coure ful of care

Fn and Ft: CHORLAM5 TEXT
Author: Anonymous
Title: A Chorister's Lament
Source: Celia Sisam and Kenneth Sisam, eds., The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1970), 184-87. By permission of Oxford University Press.
Ed. from: London, British Library, Arundel 292, ff. 70v-71r.
Incipit: Uncomly in cloistre I cowre ful of care

Fn and Ft: CHORLAM6 TEXT
Author: Anonymous
Title: A Chorister's Lament
Source: Bruce Holsinger, "Langland's Musical Reader: Liturgy, Law, and the Constraints of Performance," Studies in the Age of Chaucer 21 (1999): 99-141, at 137-38. By permission.
Ed. from: London, British Library, Arundel 292, ff. 70v-71r
Incipit: "Uncomly in cloystre i coure ful of care

Fn and Ft: BARTREV1 TEXT
Author: Bartholomaeus Anglicus, trans. John Trevisa
Title: On the Properties of Things, Book XIX, Cap. CXXXI-CXLV
Source: Michael Seymour, gen. ed., On the Properties of Things: John Trevisa's translation of Bartholomaeus Anglicus De Proprietatibus Rerum, A Critical Text, 3 vols. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1975-1988), 2:1386-1395. By permission of Oxford University Press.
Ed. from: London, British Library, Additional 27944, ff. 333r-335v
Incipit: As art of nombres and mesures serueth to diuinite, so doth the art of melody

Fn and Ft: BARTREV2 TEXT
Author: Bartholomaeus Anglicus, trans. John Trevisa
Title: On the Properties of Things, Liber XIX, Cap. CXXX-CXLV
Source: Bartholomeus Anglicus, Bartholomeus de proprietatibus rerum, trans. John Trevisa and rev. Wynkyn de Worde (London: Wynkyn de Worde, 1495) [STC 1536], sig. nn.iijr, nn.iiijr-oo.iijv.
Incipit: AS art of nombres and mesures seruyth to Diuinite, so doth the art of Melody

Fn and Ft: BARTREV4 TEXT
Author: Bartholomaeus Anglicus, trans. John Trevisa
Title: On the Properties of Things, Liber XIX, Cap. 134-149
Source: Bartholomaeus Anglicus, Batman vppon Bartholome His Booke De Proprietatibus Rerum, trans. John Trevisa and rev. Stephen Batman (London: Thomas East, 1582; reprint ed., Hildesheim: Olms, 1976) [STC 1538], ff. 421v-426r.
Incipit: AS Arte of numbers and measures serueth to Diuinite, so doth the Art of melodie

Fn and Ft: BARTREV5 TEXT
Author: Bartholomaeus Anglicus, trans. John Trevisa
Title: On the Properties of Things (excerpt)
Source: Sir John Hawkins, A General History of the Science and Practice of Music, 2 vols. [1776] (London: Novello, 1853), 1:267-71.
Incipit: As arte of nombres and mesures seruyth to diuinite, so doth the arte of melody

Fn and Ft: FEIGNCON TEXT
Author: Wycliffe, John
Title: Of Feigned Contemplative Life (exerpt)
Source: Frederic D. Matthews, ed., The English Works of Wyclif Hitherto Unprinted, Early English Text Society, orig. ser. 74 (London: Trübner, 1880), 187-96 at 191-92.
Ed. from: Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, 290, 167-68
Incipit: Also bi song the fend lettith men to studie and preche the gospel

Fn and Ft: HIGPOTRE TEXT
Author: Higden, Ranulph
Title: Musical Portions of Ranulph Higden's Polychronicon (1357), in John Trevisa's 1387 translation
Source: Ranulf Higden, Polychronicon Ranulph Higden Monachi Cestrensis: Together with the English Translations of John Trevisa and of an Unknown Writer of the Fifteenth Century, 9 vols., ed. Churchill Babinton and Joseph Rawson Lumby, Rerum Britannicarum medii aevi scriptores, 41 (London: Longman, 1869-71), 2:229, 375, 377 and 3:203, 205, 207, 209, 211.
Graphic: HIGPOTRE 01GF

Fn and Ft: OFPRELA TEXT
Author: Wycliffe, John
Title: Of Prelates (two excerpts)
Source: Frederic D. Matthews, ed., The English Works of Wyclif Hitherto Unprinted, Early English Text Society, orig. ser. 74 (London: Trübner, 1880), 52-107 at 76-77, 90-91.
Ed. from: Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, 290, 81-82, 92
Incipit: Also prelatis disceyuen lordis and alle cristene men bi veyn preieris of mouth

Fn and Ft: LEAVPHAR TEXT
Author: Wycliffe, John
Title: Of the Leaven of Pharisees (excerpt)
Source: Frederic D. Matthews, ed., The English Works of Wyclif Hitherto Unprinted, Early English Text Society, orig. ser. 74 (London: Trübner, 1880), 1-27 at 8-9.
Ed. from: Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, 290, 6-7
Incipit: Zif thei maken hem besi on the holy day to preche fablis and lesyngis to the peple

Fn and Ft: ORDPRIE TEXT
Author: Wycliffe, John
Title: The Order of Priesthood (excerpt)
Source: Frederic D. Matthews, ed., The English Works of Wyclif Hitherto Unprinted, Early English Text Society, orig. ser. 74 (London: Trübner, 1880), 164-79 at 169-70.
Ed. from: Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, 290, 138-39
Incipit: Also thei magnyfien more newe songe founden of synful men than the gospel

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