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The vision of Piers Plowman : a critical edition of the B-text / William Langland

dc.contributor Burnley, J.D. Department of English University of Sheffield Sheffield Langland, William, 1330?-1400?
dc.contributor.editor Schmidt, A.V.C. (Aubrey Vincent Carlyle)
dc.coverage.placeName London 2018-07-27 2019-07-04T09:53:57Z 2019-07-04T09:53:57Z 1387 1989-11-30
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dc.description.abstract Based on Trinity College Cambridge MS, B.15.17
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dc.language English, Middle (1100-1500)
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dc.publisher University of Oxford
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dc.subject.lcsh English literature -- 14th century
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dc.title The vision of Piers Plowman : a critical edition of the B-text / William Langland
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P,1 In a somer seson, whan softe was the sonne, P,2 I shoop me into shroudes as I a sheep were, P,3 In habite as an heremite unholy of werkes, P,4 Wente wide in this world wondres to here. P,5 Ac on a May morwenynge on Malverne hilles P,6 Me bifel a ferly, of Fairye me thoghte. P,7 I was wery forwandred and wente me to reste P,8 Under a brood bank by a bourne syde; P,9 And as I lay and lenede and loked on the watres, P,10 I slombred into a slepyng, it sweyed so murye. P,11 Thanne gan I meten a merveillous swevene-- P,12 That I was in a wildernesse, wiste I nevere where. P,13 A[c] as I biheeld into the eest an heigh to the sonne, P,14 I seigh a tour on a toft trieliche ymaked, P,15 A deep dale bynethe, a dongeon therinne, P,16 With depe diches and derke and dredfulle of sighte. P,17 A fair feeld ful of folk fond I ther bitwene-- P,18 Of alle manere of men, the meene and the riche, P,19 Werchynge and wandrynge as the world asketh. P,20 Somme putten hem to the plough, . . .

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