Book-by-book coding instructions

ID # BAA8159
TITLE: The Earliest Complete English Prose Psalter (part 1: no more issued)
ED. Karl D. Bülbring
PUBLISHED: Early English Text Society OS 97 (1891)


En-face? NO.

Key and code the following pages:

  1. Title page (recto and verso) = p. [iii-iv] (unnumbered)
  2. Errata                       = p. xvi
  3. Text                         = pp. [1]-196

  This item consists of a small amount of <FRONT> matter
  (the title page and errata), followed by the <BODY> 
  of the text, consisting of two unnmarked top-level divisions,
  Psalms and Canticles:


  (p.1)         <DIV1>
                <HEAD>Early English Psalter.[British Museum, Additional MS. 17376.]</HEAD>
  (p.179)       <DIV1>
                  <DIV2 TYPE="Canticle">
		    <NOTE PLACE="foot">No heading in MS.</NOTE>
                        (Isaie xii. 1-6.)

    The first <DIV1> (Psalms) is divided into 150 <DIV2>s corresponding
    to the 150 Psalms.
          [Most of the psalms include two numbers in the heading, e.g. 
          "PSALM 14 (15)". Leave both numbers in the <HEAD> element, but
          use only the first number when supplying a value for the "N"
          attribute of the <DIV2> tag. E.g.:
             <DIV2 TYPE="Psalm" N="14">
             <HEAD>PSALM 14 (15).</HEAD>]
    The second <DIV1> (Canticles) is divided into twelve canticles,
    each with an individual name; they are not numbered.
    <DIV2 TYPE="Canticle">
    <HEAD>PSALMUS ISAYE.<NOTE PLACE="foot">No heading in MS.</NOTE>
          (Isaie xii. 1-6.)</HEAD>
  Smaller divisions
    Numbered prose 'verses' within each psalm should be treated as
    paragraphs (<P>), the number removed from the text and added
    to the <P> tag as the value of the "N" attribute. E.g., p.4:
      <DIV2 TYPE="Psalm" N="5">
      <HEAD>PSALM 5.</HEAD>
      <P N="1">Lord, take myn wordes wy&thorn; &thorn;yne eren;
               vndresonde my crye.</P>
      <P N="2">Vnderston (!) &thorn;e voice of myn praier, &thorn;ou
               my king and my God.</P>
      <P N="3">For y schal praie to &thorn;e, Lord, and tou schalt
               erlich here mye uoice.</P>

  Folio references appear as footnotes among the other footnotes
  below the primary text. They look like this:
    1 fol. 136.
    2 fol. 136b.
    Record as:
    <MILESTONE UNIT="folio" N="136a">
    <MILESTONE UNIT="folio" N="136b">
 Place the <MILESTONE> tag within the text at the point
 marked by the footnote number, removing the superscripted
 number itself from both text and reference.
 The second set of footnotes, below the page-wide line at
 the bottom of the page, contains a second set of folio
 references, referring to a different manuscript (Trinity
 College Dublin MS A.4.4). These appear below the notes,
 preceded by an asterisk, and are flagged in the text
 of the notes by a corresponding asterisk.
   *5 goste h.] goste hery.
   * fol. 51b.
  Record these as <MILESTONES> too, placing the <MILESTONE>
  element within the text of the <NOTE>, at the point 
  designated by the asterisk (and removing the asterisk
  itself from both text and reference. Add a REND
  attribute to distinguish these folio references from
  those applied to the main text:
    <NOTE PLACE="foot"><MILESTONE UNIT="folio" REND="Dub" N="51b">
    <I>goste h.</I>] goste hery.</NOTE>


  There are two sets of notes, both at the bottom of the page.
  Set 1 is keyed to the text by footnote numbers. Treat these
  as described in the Keying/Coding Guidelines, inserting
  the note into the text at the point marked by the reference
  Set 2 is keyed to the text by Psalm and paragraph number. Insert
  these into the text at the end of the appropriate paragraph.
  To distinguish these from Set 1, use PLACE="foot1" for the
  upper set and PLACE="foot2" for the second set.
  Example (p. 15; Psalm 15; verse 9):
  <P N="9">For &thorn;at
  <NOTE PLACE="foot1"><I>at</I> on erasure in a later hand.</NOTE>
  min hert ioide,
  <NOTE PLACE="foot1">MS. <I>seide</I>.</NOTE>
  and my tunge shal gladen, and my flesshe shal al-so resten in hope.
  <NOTE PLACE="foot2">&amp; &thorn;er-for myne h. was gladyd : 
  ioie : also schal.</NOTE>
"-" and "+" in the Notes, Set 2

  This set of notes assigns particular meaning to two characters: 
  a large "+" sign and a long m-dash character. Record the
  former as "+" and the latter as &mdash;