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What’s in a Manuscript?

  From Parchment to Poet The week’s (Week 6) discussions opened up a side to Medieval English literature that we had not considered before. Readers have the habit of giving praise only to the author; little beyond the words is

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Truth to all, and “thou Vache”

“Truth”, or the “Balade de Bon Coseyl” is one Chaucer’s shorter poems, and it accomplishes a good bit contextually in just twenty eight lines. One of the more important features of this shorter poem is the “envoy”, or an extra

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