Middle English Manuscripts : Later Version Wycliffe New Testament

Middle English Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Later Wycliffite version of the New Testament, ending imperfectly at 2 Corinthians 7: 2, with a calendar of Epistles and Gospels.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>(1) Folios <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(9);return false;'>1r-8v</a>, (begins imperfectly at Thursday before Palm Sunday) '...Thus eendiþ þis kalender of lessouns pistils and gospels.' Forshall and Madden, iv. 683-98, but the text here and in English Manuscripts 76, 77, 80 and 91 differs substantially from theirs, which goes with the earlier Wycliffite version. A table for the common of saints is not provided here or in English Manuscripts 76, 78, 80 and 91: cf. Forshall and Madden, p. 696, footnote. The commemorations precede the proper of saints as in English Manuscript 77. A leaf of the proper is missing: folio <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(22);return false;'>7v</a> ends with Cyriac (8 August) and folio <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(23);return false;'>8r</a> begins with Mark Marcellus and Apuleius (7 October).</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>(2) Folios <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(25);return false;'>9r-173v</a>, New Testament in the later Wycliffite version, ending imperfectly 'we han' (2 Corinthians 7: 2). Forshall and Madden, no. 160. Usual prologues. There are two gaps: folio <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(246);return false;'>119v</a> ends 'My' (John 5: 17) and folio 120r begins 'how schulen' (John 5: 47); folio <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(292);return false;'>142v</a> ends 'to parten' (Romans 1: 11) and folio <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(293);return false;'>143r</a> begins 'knowist' (Romans 2: 4).</p>


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