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Daniel W. Mosscr presented preliminary results from his continuing study of Brode at the Kalamazoo International Congress, 8 May 1987; sec also M. B. Parkcs, English Cursive Book Hands 1250-1500 (Oxford: Clarendon, 1969), plate 3 (il) and p. 3. ^ I take this opportunity to indicate that minor readings scattered through this text Presenting Chaucer as Author 32 A scribe at all attentive to his text must have been aware that something had gone badly wrong here. ^^ From this lacuna and the resulting effort to fill it through multiple manuscript consultation, the profuse (and non-genetic) variation I have outlined emerges.
B. 27, 3 vols. (Norman: Pilgrim, 1979-80), 3:4. , Eleanor Prescott Hammond, "MS. Longleat 258— A Chaucerian Codex," Modem Language Notes 20 (1905): 77-79. Vast amounts of codicological work remain to be done, even on well-known manuscripts of The Tales and Troilus. For the minor poems, Julia Boffey provides a fine start in Manuscripts of English Courtly Love Lyrics in the Later Middle Ages (Woodbridge: Brewer, 1985). As collation. is A RALPH HANNA 31 III is not a bit of conflation but integral to Gg's text.
II, Part 9 (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1984), esp. 132 (3981n); cf. 85-87. " See for Anel, Studies in Bibliography 41 (1988): 177-88; for Truth, Studies in the Age of Chaucer 10 (1988): 23-40; for Troilus, Paul G. Ruggiers, ed.. Editing Chaucer: The Great Tradition (Norman: Pilgrim, 1984), 191-205, this study inspired by those which lie behind Barry Windeatt's recent edition (London: Macmillan, 1984). *® Moreover, from a j>erspective which would privilege the text as received, such presentation of Truth will seem an attractive alternative, since the scribal recension held the field as The Text for nearly half a millennium.