Middle English Manuscripts : Later Version Wycliffe Parablis of Solomon

Middle English Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Later Wycliffite version of Proverbs, together with extracts from Ecclesiastes, the Song of Songs, the Wisdom of Solomon and Ecclesiasticus, and quotations from the Bible and the Fathers.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>(1) folios <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(13);return false;'>5r-88r</a>, Proverbs in the later Wycliffite version. Not in Forshall and Madden. Headed 'þese ben þe parablis of salamon'. No prologue.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>(2) folios <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(179);return false;'>88r-145v</a>. Extracts from the later Wycliffite version of: (a): folio<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(179);return false;'> 88r</a>, Ecclesiastes, extracts from chapters 1, 2, 4, 5, 7-10, and all of chapter 12: 'and here suen a fewe textis of ecclesiastes. Weyward men... eiþer yuel'. (b): folio <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(188);return false;'>92v</a>, Song of Songs, 8: 6-7. (c): folio <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(189);return false;'>93r</a>, Wisdom, chapters 1-9 and 16: 29: 'Here sueþ a part of sapience fro þe bigynninge til nyne chapitris ben eendid'. (d): folio<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(237);return false;'>117r</a>, Ecclesiasticus, chapters 1-3, beginning imperfectly 'þat wisdom' (1: 9), extracts from chapters 4-8 and 10-12, all of chapter 13, extracts from chapters 14-16, all of chapter 19, and extracts from chapters 20-3, 25, 27-9, 32, 33 and 35.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>(3) folios <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(295);return false;'>146r-153v</a>, Quotations from the Bible and the Fathers in 29 paragraphs: 'The wraþþe of god is turned in to merci to men þat forsakiþ synne... deeþ of soule'. Spaces for the 29 headings have not been filled: directions for the headings in the margins have been cut into by the binder.</p>


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