The Digby Poems: A New Edition of the Lyrics

The Digby Poems: A New Edition of the Lyrics

by Helen Barr (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780859898171
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Publication date: 07/15/2009
Series: University of Exeter Press - Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies Series
Edition description: New
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Helen Barr is Fellow and Tutor in English at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. She has edited and written on the Piers Plowman tradition, is author of Socioliterary Practice in Late Medieval England (2001), and co-edited Text and Controversy from Wyclif to Bale (2005) with Ann M. Hutchison.

Table of Contents


1. The manuscript
2. Previous editions of Digby lyrics
3. Critical reception
4. Date
5. Religious sensibilities
6. Social temper
7. Poetics
8. Provenance
Appendix: Parallels between the Digby lyrics and the Macaronic sermons in MS Bodley 649

Abbreviations and select bibliography

The lyrics from MS Digby 102
1. Loue God and drede
2. Mede and muche thank
3. Treuth, reste and pes
4. Lerne say wele, say litel, or say no3t
5. Wyt and Wille
6. To lyf bodyly is perylous
7. Man, knowe thy self, and lerne to dye
8. A good makynge of iour delaye
9. With God of loue and pes 3e trete
10. A good steryng to heuenward
11. God & man ben made atte on
12. God kepe oure kyng and saue the croune
13. Dede is worchyng
14. Man be warre er the be woo
15. The descryung of mannes membres
16. A remembraunce of Lij folyes
17. Loue that God loueth
18. The declarying of religioun
19. Untitled
20. Untitled
21. A lernyng to good leynge
22. Knowe thy self and thy God
23. Of the sacrament of the altere
24. The Lessouns of the Dirige

Index of proper names

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