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Owl and the nightingale (Middle English poem)

 
dc.contributor Turk, C.C.R.
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dc.date.created 1922
dc.date.issued 1992-04-03
dc.identifier ota:1684
dc.identifier.citation http://purl.ox.ac.uk/ota/1684
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12024/1684
dc.description.abstract Texts of ms. Cotton Caligula A.IX, from British Library, and Jesus College Oxon. ms. 29 on opposite pages Authorship formerly attributed to Nicholas de Guildford
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dc.language English, Middle (1100-1500)
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dc.subject.lcsh Poems -- England -- 13th century
dc.title Owl and the nightingale (Middle English poem)
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<Text id=OwlC> <Title>The Owl and the Nightingale</Title> <Edition>Cotton (Caligula); Text drawn from J. W. H. Atkins 1922 edition, NY: Russell and Russell. Also included in Atkins' edition is the MS. Jes. Coll. (J), offered as OwlJ. Pagination refers to folio, recto/verso, and column.</Edition> <Date>1190-1210</Date> <body> <loc><locdoc>OwlC233r.1. </locdoc> <div0 n=233r.1> <l>ICH was in one sumere dale,</l> <l>in one su&t;e di&y;ele hale,</l> <l>iherde ich holde grete tale</l> <l>an hule and one ni&y;tingale.</l> <l n=5>&T;at plait was stif &amp; starc &amp; strong,</l> <l>sum wile softe &amp; lud among;</l> <l>an ai&t;er a&y;en o&t;er sval,</l> <l>&amp; let &t;at [vue]le mod ut al.</l> <l>&amp; ei&t;er seide of o&t;eres custe</l> <l n=10>&t;at alre-worste &t;at hi wuste:</l> <l>&amp; hure &amp; hure of o&t;ere[s] songe</l> <l>hi holde plaiding su&t;e stronge.</l> <l> &T;e ni&y;tingale bigon &t;e speche,</l> <l>in one hurne of one breche,</l> <l n=15>&amp; sat up one vaire bo&y; . . .
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<Text id=OwlJ> <Title>The Owl and the Nightingale</Title> <Edition>MS. Jes. Coll. (J.); Text drawn from J. W. H. Atkins 1922 edition, NY: Russell and Russell. Also included in Atkins' edition is the Cotton (Caligula), offered as OwlC. Pagination refers to folio, recto/verso, and column.</Edition> <Date>1190-1210</Date> <body> <l>Incipit altercacio inter filomenam et Bubonem</l> <loc><locdoc>OwlJ229r.1.</locdoc><div0 n=229r.1> <l>ICH wes in one sumere dale</l> <l>In one swi&t;e dyele hale</l> <l>Iherde ich holde grete tale</l> <l>An vle and one nyhtegale.</l> <l n=5>&T;at playd wes stif &amp; starc &amp; strong</l> <l>Sum hwile softe &amp; lud among;</l> <l>And ey&t;er ayeyn o&t;er swal,</l> <l>And let &t;at vuele mod vt al.</l> <l>And ey&t;er seyde of o&t;res custe</l> <l n=10>&T;at alre-w[u]rste &t;at hi ywuste:</l> <l>&amp; hure &amp; hure of o&t;res songe</l> <l>Hi holde playding swi&t;e stronge.</l> <l> &T;e Nihtegale bigon &t;o speke</l> <l>In one hurne of one beche,</l> <l n . . .

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