Book-by-book coding instructions

ID # AHB1378
TITLE: The Metrical Chronicle of Robert of Gloucester (2 vols.)
ED. William Aldis Wright
PUBLISHED: Rolls Series (1887)


En-face? NO.

Key and code the following pages:

  1. Title page to vol. 1 (recto only; verso blank)
  2. Title page to vol. 2 (recto only; verso blank)
  3. Main text (pp. 1-776)
  4. Appendix (pp. 779-877)
  5. Corrections (pp. [1011]-1017)

  This item consists of a small amount of <FRONT> matter
  (the title pages), followed by the <BODY> 
  of the text (main text and appendix), followed by a small
  amount of <BACK> matter (the corrections).
   The <BODY> contains two top-level <DIV1>s, corresponding
   to the main text and the appendix respectively.
   The first <DIV1> (main text) is not subdivided.
   Ignore the heading "THE CHRONICLE OF ROBERT OF 
   GLOUCESTER." on page [495]: this merely restarts
   the text at the volume break.
   The second <DIV1) (appendix) is subdivided into
   the separate appendices:
   <NOTE PLACE="head">In this Appendix with few exceptions
                      the text is that of &alpha;, the 
                      various readings of the other MSS.
                      being quoted below.</NOTE></HEAD>
    <DIV2 TYPE="appendix" N="A">
     <HEAD>A (page 11, line 15)
       <NOTE PLACE="head">In &alpha;&beta;&gamma; the three
                          wonders of England are arranged in the
                          following order:--</NOTE></HEAD>
       <L>&THORN;reo wondres bu&thorn; in engelond &middot; &thorn; on lo is &thorn;is
          <NOTE PLACE="marg">De tribus mirabi|libus.</NOTE></L>
       <L>Op on &thorn;e hul of &thorn;e pek &middot; for &thorn;e wynd &thorn;er ywis</L>
       [etc., and similarly for the other appendices, B-XX:]
    <DIV2 TYPE="appendix" N="B">
    <DIV2 TYPE="appendix" N="C">
    <DIV2 TYPE="appendix" N="D">
  Smaller divisions
    There are italic words and phrases set between the lines as
    if they were headings; they look like headings, but treat
    them instead as <NOTE PLACE="inter"> and attach them to
    the end of the preceding line. E.g., p. 26:
  <L> ... he to londe com &middot;<NOTE PLACE="inter"><I>Brutus</I></NOTE></L>
  <L N="360">Vor to porchassi hom mete ... </L>
    This book (both the main text and the text in the appendices)
    is in verse; the basic unit should be the verse line <L>.


  1. Folio references appear in the margins preceded by the
     abbreviation "fol." They look like this:
     fol. 102
     fol. 102b
     fol. 103
     fol. 103b
     Record as:
     <MILESTONE UNIT="folio" N="102a">
     <MILESTONE UNIT="folio" N="102b">
     <MILESTONE UNIT="folio" N="103a">
     <MILESTONE UNIT="folio" N="103b">
     Place the <MILESTONE> tag within the text at the end
     of the line next to which the reference appears.
  2. A second set of milestones appears as a series of 
     numbers in square brackets, in the margins. These
     are references to the pages of Hearne's edition
     and look like this:
     Record as:
     <MILESTONE UNIT="page" REND="Hearne" N="334">
     <MILESTONE UNIT="page" REND="Hearne" N="335">
     <MILESTONE UNIT="page" REND="Hearne" N="336">
   3. Neither of these should be confused with the
      line numbers, which appear at the edge of the
      text (not quite into the margin).


  Aside from headnotes in the appendix, there are three
  sets of notes in the book:
  1. Set 1 is the set of italic interlinear pseudo-headings
     that are described above under "smaller divisions,"
     usually containing the names of kings ("Locrinus
     rex" "Imperator Nero" "Aruiragus rex" etc.). 
     Treat these as <NOTE PLACE="inter">
  2. Set 2 appears in the margin and consists of words or
     brief phrases in Latin. E.g., on pp. 110-11:
     Sanctus Petrus.
     Counuersio pauli.
     petrus & paulus occisi.
     Nero occidit matrem.
     Nero voluit imprengnar[i].
     Record these as <NOTE PLACE="marg"> and place the <NOTE>
     element in the text at the end of the verse line next
     to which the word appears (or the phrase begins).
     Example (p. 11):
     <L> ... hou vair &thorn;e chamber were &middot;
        <NOTE PLACE="marg">Nero ocidit matrem.</NOTE></L>
     <L>War inne he was ikenede ... </L>
  3. Set 3 occupies the bottom portion of most pages.
     These notes are keyed to the text by line number.
     Record them as <NOTE PLACE="foot"> and insert them
     in the text at the end of the line to which they

  Corrections (drawn mostly from the Corrections list, 
  pp. [1011]-1017) have been entered into the book in pencil
  --mostly in the notes, but occasionally also in the text
  proper (e.g. corrected line numbers). Where they are
  legible, accept the pencilled change as the correct
  text in place of the printed text. Where they are not
  legible, use the usual signs for illegible text
  ($word$ and so on).
  Some portions of the book (mostly in the margins next
  to the main text, not the notes) have been written
  on in ink, mostly comments and summaries. Ignore these
  handwritten additions.