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EDITED, FROM WUMEROUS MAA/USCRIPTS

By the

REV. WALTER W. SKEAT, Litt.D., LL.D., M.A.

elrington and bosworth Professor of anclo-saxon
AND FEllow of christ's college, cAMBRIDGE

* + k THE HOUSE OF FAME : THE LEGEND OF GOOD WOMEN THE TREATISE ON THE ASTROLABE WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE SOURCES OF THE CANTERBURY TALES

" He made the book that hight the Hous of Fame."
Degend of Good Women; 417.
‘Who-so that wol his large volume seke
Cleped the Seintes Legende of Cupyde."
Canterbury Tales; B 60.
"His Astrelabie, longinge for his art."
Canterbury Zales; A 3209.

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INTRoDUction to THE LEGEND of Good Women.—S 1. Date of the

Poem. § 2. The Two Forms of the Prologue. § 3. Comparison
of these. § 4. The Subject of the Legend. § 5. The Daisy.
$ 6. Agaton. $ 7. Chief Sources of the Legend. § 8. The
Prologue; Legends of (1) Cleopatra; (2) Thisbe; (3) Dido; (4)
Hypsipyle and Medea; (5) Lucretia; (6) Ariadne; (7) Philo-
mela; (8) Phyllis; (9) Hypermnestra. 5 9. Gower's Confessio
Amantis. § 10. Metre. § 11. ‘Clipped' Lines. $ 12. Descrip-
tion of the MSS. § 13. Description of the Printed Editions.
$ 14. Some Improvements in my Edition of 1889. § 15. Con-
clusion - - - - -

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of the MSS. §§ 2-16. MSS.A., B., C., D., E., F., G., H., I., K., L.,

M., N., O., P. § 17. MSS. Q., R., S., T., U., W., X. § 18. Thynne's

Edition. § 19. The two Classes of MSS. $ 20. The last five

Sections (spurious). § 21. Gap between Sections 40 and 41. § 22.

Gap between Sections 43 and 44. § 23. Conclusion 4o. § 24.

Extant portion of the Treatise. § 25. Sources. § 26. Various

Editions. § 27. Works on the Subject. § 28. Description of the

Astrolabe Planisphere. § 29. Uses of the Astrolabe Planisphere.

$ 30. Stars marked on the Rete. § 31. Astrological Notes.

$ 32. Description of the Plates - - -

PLATES ILLUSTRATING THE DESCRIPTION OF THE ASTROLABE

THE HOUS OF FAME : Book I.

THE HOUs of FAME: Book II.

THE Hous of FAME : Book III.

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