SHORT BATCH DESIGNATION: BQ ID # AJT8124 TITLE: The Vision of William concerning Piers Plowman ED. Walter W. Skeat PUBLISHED: Early English Text Society 28, 38, 54 SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS En-face? NO. Key and code the following pages: 1. Text = pp.1-141* = images 00000053.tif-00000193.tif pp.1-385 = images 00000283.tif-00000667.tif pp.1-447 = images 00000839.tif-00001285.tif pp.469-503 = images 00001307.tif-00001341.tif pp.523-529 = images 00001361.tif-00001367.tif Please note that printed page numbering restarts with the beginning of each of the first three sections. Printed page numbering that begins in the third section, however, continues on through the fourth and fifth sections. Structure This book consists of five text sections. The first three sections are revised versions of Piers Plowman. The fourth and fifth are individual poems, respectively, "Richard the Redeles" and "The Crowned King." Please note that because the first three sections each have their own title page, we are omitting *all* title pages to avoid confusion. <BODY> contains the text of the book, separated into five major divisions (<DIV1>s), Text A (pp.1-141*), Text B (pp.1-385), Text C (pp.1-447), "Richard the Redeles" (pp. 469-503), and "The Crowned King" (pp. 523-529). <DIV1>s with TYPE="version" are used to identify Text A (pp.1-141*), Text B (pp.1-385), and Text C (pp.1-447). <DIV1>s with TYPE= "poem" are used to identify "Richard the Redeles (pp. 469-503) and "The Crowned King" (pp. 523-529). <DIV2>s with TYPE="passus" are used to mark each passus within each <DIV1>. These are identified by centered headings. Note that the final <DIV1>, "The Crowned King," contains no <DIV2>s. The paragraph in modern English at the beginnng of "The Crowned King" should be included also. Please see below ("Notes"). Milestones are in bold and are located in the margins of Text B (pp.1-385) and Text C (pp.1-447). They mark page references for the preceding versions of Piers Plowman. <MILESTONE> tags should be placed at the end of the line of text next to which the number If the milestone is a number with no letter or a number with a letter "A," the REND value should be set as "A." A number with a letter "B" should have a REND value of "B." For example, 86 = <MILESTONE UNIT="page" REND="A" N="86"> A 47 = <MILESTONE UNIT="page" REND="A" N="47"> B 113 = <MILESTONE UNIT="page" REND="B" N="113"> Notes (1) The modern English paragraph that appears after the heading of "The Crowned King" (pp.523-524) should be included. The entire passage should be tagged as a
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