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Legends of the Saints: In the Scottish Dialect of the Fourteenth Century

edited from the unique manuscript in the University library, Cambridge, with an introduction, notes, and glossarial index by W. M. Metcalfe
Format
Book; Online; EBook
Published
Edinburgh, London, Printed for the Society by W. Blackwood, 1896.
Language
English
Uniform Title
Legends of the Saints Scottish
Series
Scottish Text Society
Contents
  • v. 1-2. Introduction and text.
  • v. 3. Notes, glossary, index, bibliography.
Description
3 v. fronts. (v. 1-2 facsims.) 22 cm.
Mode of access: Internet.
Notes
  • Published originally in 6 parts, 1888-96.
  • "Positive evidence...that [Barbour] was the author of the legends there is absolutely none. Of evidence that he was not their author there is an abundance."--Introd., v. 1, p. xxiv.
  • "Though without author's name [the work] is proved with reasonable certainty to be Barbour's by the similarity of its metre with that of the 'Brus.'"--Dict. of nat. biog.
  • A series of verse translations, mainly from the "Legenda aurea"; ascribed to John Barbour, but this authorship is much disputed.
Series Statement
Scottish Text Society, 13, 18, 23, 25, 35, 37
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