SHORT BATCH DESIGNATION: AY ID # APE7335 TITLE: The Minor Poems of the Vernon MS. ED. Carl Horstmann (part 1) and F. J. Furnivall (part 2) PUBLISHED: Early English Text Society 98, 117 (1892, 1901) SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS En-face? NO. Key and code the following pages: 1. Title page to part 1 (front and back) 2. Title page to part 2 (front and back) 3. Main text and Appendix = pages 1-786 Structure <FRONT> contains the title pages only. <BODY> contains most of the book, divided into three major divisions (<DIV1>s), containing the main text (pp.1-746), the Various Readings (pp.747-752), and the Appendix (pp.753-786) respectively. <DIV1>s are used to separate the main text (pp.1-746) from the Various Readings (pp.747-752) and the Appendix (pp.753-786). <DIV2>s are used to mark the 55 separate poems or groups of poems listed in the table of contents; also to separate the various parts of the Variant Readings and the Appendix. Here are the <DIV2>s of the first <DIV1>: I La estorie del Euangelie (pp.1-11) (in 4-line stanzas) II Verse Paraphrase of Psalm LI (pp.12-16) (in 8-line stanzas with headings) III Her biginneþ an orisun (pp.16-29) (in 8-line stanzas beginning with large caps) IV A confessioun (pp.19-22) (in irregular line-groups beginning with large caps) V A preyer to the fiue woundes (p.22) VI A preiere to vre ladi (pp.22-24) (in irregular line-groups beginning with large caps) VII A preyer at þe leuacioun (pp.24-25) (in 6-line stanzas) VIII A preyer at þe leuacioun (p.25) (in irregular line-groups) IX Þe fyue Joyes of vr ladi (pp.25-26) (in 6-line stanzas) X An orisoun to god (pp.26-29) (no line-groups necessary) XI An orisoun to vr lord Jhesu (pp.29-30) [beware many long carry-over lines] XII An orison to vr lady (pp.30-32) (in 4-line stanzas) XIII [A confessioun of wyrschip] (p.32) (no line groups) XIV [Another Prayer to the Virgin] (p.33) (no line groups) XV [Prayer for the Seven Gifts] (p.34) (in 6-line stanzas) XVI [A Confessioun for necligence] (pp.34-35) (in 6-line stanzas) XVII [An orysoun for .. fyue wyttes] (p.35) (in two 6-line stanzas) XVIII [An orisoun for negligens] (p.36) (no line groups) XIX [Patris Sapiencia] (pp.37-43) Each section of this piece contains Latin verse (italics, beginning with large capital), followed by Latin prose (italics, no large capital), followed by English verse (italics, beginning with large capital) Record the Latin verse with <LG>s and <L>s. Record the Latin prose with <P>s. Record the English verse with <LG>s and <L>s. Each section containing the three parts may optionally be recorded with a <DIV3> XX [Veni Creator Spiritus] (pp.43-45) (treat both Latin (in italics) and English (in romans) as verse, even though Latin has no line numbers. Begin stanzas at large caps.) XXI [The Sweetness of Jesus] (pp.45-48) (in 8-line stanzas) XXII [A Prayer to Jesus] (pp.48-49) (in 4-line stanzas) XXIII [Psalterium b. Mariae] (pp.49-105) Contains sections (marked by large caps--except the first one, which has an extra large "A"), each of which contains Latin prose (in italics), followed by Latin verse (in italics), followed by English verse. Encode the sections as <DIV3>s. Encode the prose with <P> Encode the verse (Latin or English) with <L>; distinguish the Latin from the English with <LG>. XXIV [Psalterium b. Mariae] (pp.106-120) Contains sections (marked by large caps), each of which contains Latin verse (in italics), followed by English verse. Encode the sections as <DIV3>s. Encode the verse (Latin or English) with <L>; distinguish the Latin from the English with <LG>. XXV [A salutacioun to vre lady] (pp.121-131) (in 6-line stanzas) XXVI [An orisoun to .. fyue woundes] (pp.131-132) (in 6-line stanzas) XXVII [An orisoun to .. fyue ioyes] (pp.133-134) (in 6-line stanzas) XXVIII [A salutacioun to vre lady] (pp.134-137) (in 12-line stanzas) XXIX [Miracles of oure lady] (p.138-167) subdivided into nine <DIV3>s (1) I. = pp. 138-141 (2) II. = pp. 141-145 (3) III. = pp. 145-149 (4) IV. = pp. 149-154 (5) V. = pp. 154-157 (6) VI. = pp. 157-161 (7) VII. = pp. 162-163 (8) VIII. = pp. 164-166 (9) IX. = pp. 166-167 XXX [De festo corporis cristi] (pp.168-197) subdivided into three <DIV3>s, each of which is a parallel version: (1) Vernon manuscript = upper text on each page. (2) Cambridge Dd.1.1 = lower left text on pp.169-72 and 185-197; central text on p.168. (3) Harleian 4196 = lower right text on pp.169-72 and pp.185-97; bottom bit on p.168 and 173-184. Subdivide these into <LG>s as needed at the headings. XXXI Septem miracula de corpore cristi (pp.198-221) XXXII Hou a man schal lyue parfytly (pp.221-251) subdivided into eleven <DIV3>s: (1) [intro] = lines 1-50 (2) Videte ... = lines 51-532 (3) Seuen dedly = lines 533-642 (4) Seuen blessynges = lines 643-682 (5) Seuen medicines = lines 683-736 (6) Ten comaundmens = lines 737-856 (7) Seuen vertues = lines 857-912 (8) Twolue articles = lines 913-964 (9) Seuen sacromens = lines 965-998 (10) Seuen principal = lines 999-1036 (11) Seuen werkes = lines 1037-1158 XXXIII Visions of seynt poul (pp.251-260) XXXIV Pope trental (pp.260-268) subdivided into two <DIV3>s: (1) Vernon manuscript = upper text on pp.260-267 (2) Cotton Caligula A.II = lower text on pp.260-267 and page 268. XXXV Spore of Loue (pp.269-297) subdivided into <DIV3>s at the italic headings, e.g. (1) [intro] = lines 1-30 (2) Of Meditacioun... = lines 31-86 (3) Meditacion of... = lines 87-154 (4) Of Contemplacion... = lines 155-266 (5) Þe secunde... = lines 267-398 [etc.] XXXVI [Þe Lamentacioun] (pp.297-328) XXXVII A dispitison bitwene a god man (pp.329-354) XXXVIII Castel of Loue (pp.355-442) subdivided into <DIV3>s as follows (1) [Vernon MS version] (pp.355-394) (2) Various readings (pp.394-406) (3) Appendix to no. XXXVIII. (pp.407-442) [Each of these may be subdivided as needed] XXXIX [messagers of deeth] (pp.443-448) (in 4-line stanzas) XL [Two songs of Love-longing.] (pp.449-462) subdivided into the two songs, with a <DIV3> for each: (1) I. pages 449-451 in 4-line stanzas (2) II. pages 451-462 in 4-line stanzas XLI A luytel tretys of Loue. (pp.462-464) (in 4-line stanzas) XLII [Of Clene Maydenhod.] (pp.464-468) (in numbered 8-line stanzas) XLIII A Mournyng Song (pp.469-476) (in numbered 8-line stanzas) XLIV Her is a luytel Sarmoun (pp.476-478) XLV Her is a disputison (pp.479-484) XLVI A disputison (pp.484-493) (in numbered 16-line stanzas) XLVII [How to hear Mass.] (pp.493-511) (in 12-line stanzas) XLVIII [Sayings of St. Bernard] (pp.511-522) Subdivide into three <DIV3>s corresponding to three versions: (1) Vernon MS = upper text on most pages (not on p.519; all of p.521, (2) Laud 108 = lower left text on most pages (left text on p.519) (3) Harl.2253 = lower right text on most pages (right text on p.519; not on p.521 or 522) (all in 6-line stanzas) XLIX [Prouerbes of diuerse profetes] (pp.522-553) Divide into <LG>s with names as <HEAD>s L Cato (pp.553-609) Subdivide into <DIV3>s corresponding to "little Cato" and "great Cato": (1) little Cato pp. 553-562 (2) great Cato pp. 562-609 Both of these are a jumble of Latin prose (in italics); French verse (in numbered six-line stanzas) and English verse (in unnumbered four-line stanzas). Only the English has line numbers, but there are also some unexplained numbers in parentheses. Suggestion: encode the Latin prose with <P> (and <I>) tags; treat the English and French verse stanzas as <LG>s; record the stanza numbers with the "N" attribute of the <LG> tag; record the marginal line numbers with the "N" attribute of the <L> tag; and ignore the marginal numbers in parentheses altogether. LI Stacions of Rome (pp.609-611) LII Disputation between Mary ... (pp.612-626) (in numbered stanzas) LIII Susannah (pp.626-636) (in numbered stanzas) LIV Testamentum Christi (pp.637-657) Subdivide into three <DIV3>s corresponding to the three versions: (1) Vernon manuscript = upper text on each page (2) MS.Harl.2382 = lower left text on each page (3) MS.Reg.17 C xvii = lower right text on each page (lines in Latin [in italics] are not numbered, but treat as verse lines anyway) LV Thirty poems. (pp.658-746) Subdivide into thirty <DIV3>s corresponding to the thirty numbered poems. Stanza structure for each is clearly stated at the head of each poem; all stanzas are numbered. The second <DIV1> (pp.747-752) should be divided into six <DIV3>s corresponding to the numbered sections. (1) XXXIV. St. Gregory's Trental pp. 747-48 (2) XXXII. How to live perfectly pp. 749-50 (3) XXXIII. The Visions of St. Paul p.750 (4) XXXV. The Prick or Spur of Love p.750 (5) XXXVII. A Good Man and the Devil pp.750-51 (6) XXXVIII. The Castle of Love. pp.751-52 The third <DIV1> (pp.753-786) should be divided into nine <DIV3>s corresponding to the nine numbered poems. Milestones Folio references appear to be absent. Notes may appear in the margins, with or without brackets, usually with note numbers. Also at the foot of the page, with note numbers. Also as head notes. Also interlinearly in parentheses. All unexplained parenthetical remarks can probably safely be recorded as notes.