ID # APE7380 SHORT BATCH DESIGNATION: AE TITLE: The "Gest Hystoriale" of the Destruction of Troy ED. George A. Panton and David Donaldson SERIES: Early English Text Society OS 39, 56 (1869, 1874) SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS En-face? NO. Key and code the following pages: Title page to part 1 (recto and verso) = pp. [iii-iv] Errata = pp. lxv-lxvii Contents = pp. lxix-lxx Text = pp. 1-459. Structure This item consists of a small amount of <FRONT> matter (the title page and errata), followed by the <BODY> of the text, consisting of thirty-eight top-level divisions, which correspond to the Contents, Prologue and the thirty-six books ("bokes"; "libri"): <DIV1 TYPE="contents"> <HEAD>ÞE DESTRUCTION OF TROY. [INDEX OF BOOKS AND SUBJECTS.]</HEAD> <DIV1 TYPE="prologue"><HEAD>Prologue.</HEAD> <DIV1 TYPE="book" N="1"> <HEAD>Here begynnes the ffirst Boke. How Kyng Pelleus Exit Iason to get þe ffles of golde.</HEAD> <DIV1 TYPE="book" N="2"> <HEAD>Liber Secundus. De Grecis applicantibus in pertinencias Trojæ, et de Laomedonta rege licentiante Iasonem et Herculem de locis illis.</HEAD> <DIV1 TYPE="book" N="3"> <HEAD>Third Boke: how Medea enformed Iason to get the fflese of Golde.</HEAD> <DIV1 TYPE="book" N="4"> <HEAD>Here begynneth þe ffourth boke. Of þe dystrucion of þe fyrst Troy by Ercules and Iason.</HEAD> <DIV1 TYPE="book" N="5"> <HEAD>Here beginnys the Fyfte Boke: Of the Foundyng of New Troye and of the Qwerell of Kyng Priam ffor his ffader dethe.</HEAD> [etc.] Smaller divisions and headings Smaller divisions in the verse are marked by blank lines and large initial capitals; often also by headings in small caps. Use line groups (<LG>) to encode these divisions and <HEAD> to encode the headings. (p. 30, division marked by blank line and initial cap) <L>Dressit hym for his dede, dose hym to goo.</L> </LG> <LG> <L>In an yle þat was negh þe noble kynges sete,</L> <L N="848">This clene flese was inclosede all with clere water,</L> (p. 31, division marked by blank line and heading) <L N="880">Hit gird from the grym with so gret hete.</L> </LG> <LG> <HEAD>HOW JASON WAN THE FFLESE OF GOLDE.</HEAD> <L>The tokyn hym taght was of a tru maiden</L> <L>He for&yogh;et not, but &yogh;epely &yogh;arkit hym þerfore,</L> <L>And anoyntide hym anon with his noble boyste,</L> Milestones Folio references are recorded in the margin in parentheses; they look like this: (fol. 8 a.) (fol. 8 b.) (fol. 9 a.) (fol. 9 b.) Record as: <MILESTONE UNIT="folio" N="8a"> <MILESTONE UNIT="folio" N="8b"> <MILESTONE UNIT="folio" N="9a"> <MILESTONE UNIT="folio" N="9b"> Place the <MILESTONE> tag within the text at end of the line alongside which the folio reference appears in the book. (fol. 8 a.) He hade wille for to wyn & away lede, Record as: <L>He hade wille for to wyn & away lede, <MILESTONE UNIT="folio" N="8a"></L> Notes Editorial notes are rare; I have spotted some in the margins, and one or two at the heads of sections. Treat these in the usual way as <NOTE>. Notes placed in the margin opposite a particular line should be recorded at the end of the line in question. E.g., the marginal note on p. 37 looks like this: 1076 Kaste ancres full kene into þe (cold) water, (MS. has "cole") and should be recorded like this: <L N="1076">Kaste ancres full kene into þe (cold) water,<NOTE PLACE="marg">MS. has "cole"</NOTE></L> Exceptions The Errata (pp. lxv-lxvii) have been entered in the main text in pencil. Record these readings, if they are legible, in place of the readings in the printed text.