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ID # AHA2738
TITLE: The English Register of Godstow Nunnery, near Oxford
       (parts 1-2)
ED. Andrew Clark
SERIES: Early English Text Society 129-130 (1905, 1906)


En-face? NO.

Key and code the following pages:

  Title page to part 1 (recto; verso is blank) = p. [i]
  Title page to part 2 (recto; verso is blank) = p. [iii]
  Text = pp. [1]-384 (part 1) and pp. 385-683 (part 2).


  This text consists of a two top-level divisions:
    The first <DIV1> is the "Prefixed Liturgical Pieces"
    pp. [1]-24.
    The second <DIV1> is the "English Register of Godstow,"
    pp. 25-384.
 The first <DIV1> of prefixed pieces can be subdivided 
 into three <DIV2>s:
  (pp.12-24)  <DIV2><HEAD>[Kalendar: (i) lunar, (ii) dominical,
                          (iii) Roman, (iv) church.]</HEAD>
      Of these, the first <DIV2> (Articles of Excommunication) 
      can be subdivided into two <DIV3>s:
          (pp. [1]-3)   <DIV3><HEAD>[Causes of Excommunication]</HEAD>
          (p. 3)        <DIV3><HEAD>[Formula of Excommunication]</HEAD>
      The second <DIV2> (Devotional pieces) can be subdivided
      into two <DIV3>s:
          (p.4)         <DIV3><HEAD>[Invocation to the Cross.]</HEAD>
          (p.4)         <DIV3><HEAD>[Metrical versions of some General
                                    Acts of Devotion.]</HEAD>
          [This second <DIV3> can be subdivided by stanzas (<LG>s), the
           bold lines between the stanzas treated as headings (<HEAD>s>.]
      The third <DIV2> (Kalendar) can be subdivided by the month into
      twelve <DIV3>s:
          (p.13)        <DIV3 TYPE="month"><HEAD>Ianuarius.</HEAD>
          (p.14)        <DIV3 TYPE="month"><HEAD>Februarius.</HEAD>
          (p.15)        <DIV3 TYPE="month"><HEAD>Marcius.</HEAD>
          Each of these monthly <DIV3>s is impossible to encode aptly,
          since it is both a poem (with stanzas and lines) and a
          calendrical table (with rows and columns). Ignore the
          fact that it is a poem, and treat each <DIV3> as a 
          set of tables.
          Each table begins with a <HEAD> consisting of the stanza number,
          followed by some (usualy seven) rows. Each row contains four cells,
          creating a table of four columns. Record the line number as
          the value of the "N" attribute of the <ROW> element.
          The first cell contains the item from the first column of roman
          numerals (if any).
          The second cell contains the letter (A-g)
          The third cell contains the Roman date, consisting of a roman
          numeral followed by N<SUP>s</SUP> or by Id<SUP>s</SUP> or by
          Kl<SUP>s</SUP>; or of the single words "Nonas." or "Idus". or 
          "KL". Where the printed version uses a brace (curly bracket) 
          to associate "IDs" or "Ns" or "Kls" with more than row, enter
          the word in *every* row with which it is associated.
          If a cell is empty, create an empty <CELL></CELL> element.
          The numbered items in the margin (e.g. "21. Agnes, V. et M.")
          in smaller type, are supplied by the editor and should be
          treated as apparatus, i.e. tagged as <NOTE>s, with the <NOTE>
          element placed at the end of the last cell in the row.
          For example, the beginning of this calendar looks roughly
          like this on the page:
iij  A      KL     O Ihesu lorde! for þi Circumsicyon,           253  1. Circumcisio Domini
     b iiij Ns     In þe begynnyng as of þe new &yogh;ere,      
xi   c  iij N      Kepe me euer from al confusyon.
     d   ij Ns     When þat I shal stonde at myne answere,
xix  e   Nonas     Lorde graunt me grace we for to apere;              257
viij f viij Ids    And for þi worshipful Epyphanye,                   6. Epiphania Domini.
     g  vij Ids    Graunt þou me good lyfe, and wel for to dye.  259


xvj  A   vj Ids    Now pray for me, blessid Seynt lucyan,              260  8. Lucianus, Presb.
v    b    v Ids    That I myght be hadde forth vnto &yogh;oure daunce,
        Tag this as follows (I've added some extra blanks below to make the
        tagging clearer.)
<DIV3 TYPE="month"><HEAD>Ianuarius.</HEAD>
<ROW N="253"> <CELL>iij</CELL> <CELL>A</CELL> <CELL>KL                 </CELL> <CELL>O Ihesu lorde! for &thorn;i <B>Circumsicyon</B>,<NOTE PLACE="marg">1. Circumcisio Domini</NOTE></CELL></ROW>
<ROW>         <CELL>   </CELL> <CELL>b</CELL> <CELL>iiij N<SUP>s</SUP> </CELL> <CELL>In &thorn;e begynnyng as of &thorn;e new &yogh;ere,</CELL></ROW>
<ROW>         <CELL>xi </CELL> <CELL>c</CELL> <CELL> iij N             </CELL> <CELL>Kepe me euer from al confusyon.</CELL></ROW>
<ROW>         <CELL>   </CELL> <CELL>d</CELL> <CELL>ij N<SUP>s</SUP>   </CELL> <CELL>When &thorn;at I shal stonde at myne answere,</CELL></ROW>
<ROW N="257"> <CELL>xix</CELL> <CELL>e</CELL> <CELL>Nonas              </CELL> <CELL>Lorde graunt me grace we for to apere;</CELL></ROW>
<ROW>         <CELL>viij</CELL><CELL>f</CELL> <CELL>viij Id<SUP>s</SUP></CELL> <CELL>And for &thorn;i worshipful <B>Epyphanye</B>,<NOTE PLACE="marg">6. Epiphania Domini.</NOTE></CELL></ROW>
<ROW N="259"> <CELL>   </CELL> <CELL>g</CELL> <CELL>vij Id<SUP>s</SUP> </CELL> <CELL>Graunt &thorn;ou me good lyfe, and wel for to dye.</CELL></ROW>
<ROW N="260"> <CELL>xvj</CELL> <CELL>A</CELL> <CELL>vj Id<SUP>s</SUP>  </CELL> <CELL>Now pray for me, blessid <B>Seynt lucyan</B>,<NOTE PLACE="marg">8. Lucianus, Presb.</NOTE></CELL></ROW>
<ROW>         <CELL>v  </CELL> <CELL>b</CELL> <CELL>v Id<SUP>s</SUP>   </CELL> <CELL>That I myght be hadde forth vnto &yogh;oure daunce,</CELL></ROW>

 The second <DIV2> (The English Register of Godstow, pp. 25ff., the bulk of
 the book) should be broken down into four <DIV3>s and a number of 
 subdivisions as follows:
 <DIV3> [Introductory part]         = pp. 25-32
 <DIV3> The Godstow Estates         = pp. 33-639
 <DIV3> [Supplementary Deeds]       = pp. 640-643
 <DIV3> General Charters            = pp. 644-683
 The subdivisions can be illustrated by the following partial summary, 
 which can serve as a model for subdividing other portions of the
    <DIV3>  [Introductory part]                            = pp. 25-32
      <DIV4 N="1">  The prologe of the Englyssh register.  = pp.25-6
      <DIV4 N="2">  The cronicle Of the hows ...           = pp.26-7
      <DIV4 N="3">  The chartur of syr John                = p.27
      <DIV4 N="4">  The dedycacion ...                     = pp.28-30
      <DIV4 N="5">  A graunt I-made ...                    = pp.30-31
      <DIV4 N="6">  Presentation by Godstow ...            = pp.31-32
    <DIV3>  The Godstow Estates                            = pp.33-384
      <DIV4>  BERKSHIRE                                    = pp.22-62
        <DIV5> Blewberry                                   = pp.33-34
           <DIV6 N="7">  A Charter of Iohane...            = p.33
           <DIV6 N="8">  A charter of huge Abbot of ...    = p.34
        <DIV5> Duxford on the Thames                       = pp.34-38
           <DIV6 N="9">  A charter of henry of seynt ...   = pp.34-35
           <DIV6 N="10"> A Charter of the abbesse ...      = p.35
           <DIV6 N="11"> A-nother of the same abbesse ...  = pp.35-6
           <DIV6 N="12"> A Charter of the Abbesse ...      = p.36
           <DIV6 N="13"> A couenaunte bitwene dame ...     = pp.36-37
           <DIV6 N="14"> A lettre of attorney ...          = p.37
           <DIV6 N="15"> A Charter of Iohn at the Grove ...= pp.37-38
        <DIV5> Knighton in Compton Beauchamp               = pp.38-40
           <DIV6 N="16"> A Charter of Wyde of Seynt ...    = p.39
           <DIV6 N="17"> A chartur of wydo of seynt ...    = p.39
           <DIV6 N="18"> A chartur I-made by Reynolde ...  = p.39
        <DIV5> Langford                                    = p.40 (empty)
        <DIV5> North Moreton                               = pp.40-42
           <DIV6 N="19"> Charter of Osbert Turpin ...      = p.40
           <DIV6 N="20"> Charter of Henry Basset ...       = pp.40-1
           <DIV6 N="21"> Charter of William son of ...     = p.41
           <DIV6 N="22"> Charter of Ioan of Blebiri ...    = p.41
           <DIV6 N="23"> A Charter of Milo Basset ...      = p.42
           <DIV6 N="24"> Charter of Ioan of Turevile ...   = p.42
        <DIV5> Seacourt or Seckworth                       = pp.42-44
           <DIV6 N="25"> A chartur of William ...          = p.43
           <DIV6 N="26"> A chartur of Robert ...           = p.44
           <DIV6 N="27"> Grant by William, lord of ...     = p.44
        <DIV5> Wytham.                                     = pp.44-62
           <DIV6 N="1"> [Charters about Godstow conduit.]  = pp.44-46
              <DIV7 N="28"> A chartur I-made to the couent = pp.44-45
              <DIV7 N="29"> a chartur of Robert ...        = p.45
              <DIV7 N="30"> a chartur of Robert Newman ... = p.45
           <DIV6 N="2"> [Dispute about tithe at Wytham.]   = pp.46-48
              <DIV7 N="31"> A chartur I-made by dyuers ... = pp.46-48
           <DIV6 N="3"> [Early charters about lands ...]   = pp.48-49
              <DIV7 N="32"> A chartur of vincent ...       = p.49
              <DIV7 N="33"> A chartur of Roger abbot ...   = p.49
           <DIV6 N="4"> [Later charters about lands ...]   = pp.49-62
              <DIV7 N="34"> A Chartere of Richard ...      = pp.49-50
              <DIV7 N="35"> A Chartere of Thomas Pocokes   = pp.50-51
      <DIV4> BUCKINGHAMSHIRE                               = pp.63-121
         <DIV5> Boarstall                                  = p.63 empty
         <DIV5> Dinton                                     = pp.63-66
           <DIV6 N="50"> Chartur of Ali&yogh;              = p.63
           <DIV6 N="51"> Chartur of Anneis                 = pp.63-4
           <DIV6 N="52"> A Chartur of agnes                = p.64
           <DIV6 N="53"> An o&thorn;er chartur             = pp.64-5
           <DIV6 N="54"> the institucion of doninton       = p.65
           <DIV6 N="55"> Chartur of Raph                   = p.65
           <DIV6 N="56"> Chartur bitwene hugh              = pp.65-6
         <DIV5> Ford, in Dinton parish                     = pp.67-72
           <DIV6 N="1"> [Deeds about land]                 = pp.67-68
             <DIV7 N="57"> Chartur of philip fit&yogh;     = p.67
             <DIV7 N="58"> A quiete-claime of henri        = pp.67-8
             <DIV7 N="59"> A quiete-claime of william      = p.68
           <DIV6 N="2"> [Deeds about the chapel of Ford]   = pp.68-72
             <DIV7 N="60"> Courte franciplege ...          = pp.68-69
             <DIV7 N="61"> An eschete ageinist ...         = pp.69-70
      <DIV4> OXFORD CITY DEEDS                             = pp.365-531
        <DIV5> St. Giles Parish                            = pp.422-470
           <DIV6 N="1"> [1. Deeds relating to the Church.] = pp.422-23
             <DIV7 N="570"> Another Charter for the tythis = pp.422-23
             <DIV7 N="571"> confirmacion of kynge henry    = p.423
           <DIV6 N="2"> [2. Remainder of Luke of Wytham..] = pp.423-24
             <DIV7 N="572"> A Covenaunte bitwene William   = pp.423-24
             <DIV7 N="573"> A Charter of William Nygelle   = p.424
           <DIV6 N="3". [3. Lands acquired by Robert...]   = pp.424-29
             <DIV7 N="574"> A Charter of Walter ...        = pp.424-25
             <DIV7 N="575"> A Charter of Walter ...        = p.425
 <DIV2> GENERAL CHARTERS                                   = pp.644-683
   <DIV3 N="1"> [1. By the bishop of Lincoln]              = pp. 644-650
      <DIV4 N="866"> A pryuylege I-grauntid ...            = pp.644-45
      <DIV4 N="867"> A chartur of fredame I-grauntyd ...   = p.645
      <DIV4 N="868"> A confirmacion of watur bysshop ...   = pp.645-46

  Folio references are recorded in the margin, preceded by
  an asterisk, in a variety of forms.
  The simplest look like this:
    *leaf 152
    *leaf 152, back
    Record as:
    <MILESTONE UNIT="folio" N="152">
    <MILESTONE UNIT="folio" N="152b">
  Many look like this, using two different

    *leaf XL or 50.
    *leaf XXXIX or 49, back.
    Include both numbers, putting the arabic numeral in parentheses,
    like this:
    <MILESTONE UNIT="folio" N="XL(50)">
    <MILESTONE UNIT="folio" N="XXXIXb(49b)"
  Some specify a particular manuscript. Use the
  REND attribute to capture that information, 
  with hyphens substituted for any spaces in the
  original (shorten the name if necessary).
    *Exchequer MS. leaf 64
    *Rawl. MS. leaf 171
    <MILESTONE REND="Exchequer-MS." UNIT="folio" N="64">
    <MILESTONE REND="Rawl.-MS." UNIT="folio" N="171">
  Some specify a folio range:
    *Exchequer MS. leaf 64 and 64, back.
    <MILESTONE REND="Echequer-MS." UNIT="folio" N="64-64b">
 Place the <MILESTONE> tag within the text at the spot marked
 by the corresponding asterisk, and drop the asterisk from the text,
 regardless of whether the asterisk appears within the body 
 of the text or within a heading.
    [76.] *A quiet clayme
      record as:
    <HEAD>[76.] <MILESTONE UNIT="folio" N="VIIb(19b)">
    A quiet clayme</HEAD>


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  to the text with superscripted footnote numbers. Omit
  the superscripted numbers and embed the notes at the
  appropriate place in the text:
  uppon ryngeshull<NOTE PLACE="foot">This, by the map, ought to be 

  This edition uses many odd characters; including "g" 
  and "d" with a final tick; "h" with a horizontal bar
  crossing the upright; single "l" and double "ll" 
  with a curling horizontal line crossing the upright(s);
  and "n" "m" "s" and "r" with a final stroke that curves
  up and back over the letter. Treat these as simplex
  letters: record them simply as "g" "d" "h" "l" "ll"
  "n" "m" "s" and "r" respectively.
  "mark" with a curl descending from the lower-right
  stroke of the final "k" should be rendered simply
  as "mark"
  Dates are sometimes printed with the final digit in
  the form of a fraction: 122¾. Record this
  with a slash character: 1223/4

Special instructions for this book.

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margins (despite the fact that these are normally excluded
from keying); tag them as <ARGUMENT> and place the 
<ARGUMENT> tag directly after the <HEAD> at the
head of the item. Many, but not all, of the arguments 
will begin with a date. Material in square brackets in the
margins is not part of the argument and should be omitted.