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after called N). The line references are to the forthcoming Early English Text Society
edition. Where these differ from those of Skeat's edition of 1867, Skeat's numbering
is placed after, in square brackets.
Passus II, 1. 20. After this line W and N add C. Ill, 28, 29.
45 [47] After this line N adds C. 111,60-66 (B. II, 59-65) W adds the
first five of these lines.
65, 66 [68, 69] Between these lines W and N agree in inserting twelve
lines from the C-text: III, 84-87, 89, 92, 98-100, 102-104.
These lines are given with cetrain common variants, e.g. 1. 87
goddes hestes for the ten hestes.
131 [144] In place of this line W and N insert four C-lines (III, 185-88).
194 [208] After this line W and N insert six C-lines (III, 243-8).
Minor readings which W and N share will be found for example at 1, 107, (he inserted)
II, 137 [150], (erchedeknes for denis and sudenis) IV, 22, (Thanne omitted) IV, 99,
(To make Mede for That Mede muste be) IV, 144, (anon for be crist); IV, 156 (3ifiot so).
There are individual peculiarities in N.L.W. MS. 733 not shared by W. For example:
Passus I, 112. Here N inserts 11 C-lines (II. 112-122) with both Latin verses.
139. Here N inserts 11. II. 147-8, 150-61, from the C-text.
157. N omits more.
II, 83 [87] N has for this line, fae carter shal pe comissarie in pe carte put.
Ill, 50, 51 [52, 53] N inserts 1211. from B (III, 51-62) in place of these lines.
75 [78] Before this line N inserts C IV, 86-114.
97 [105] Here 9 11. are inserted in N, being a somewhat condensed version
of C. IV, 134-145.
After Passus C. XI, N.L.W. MS. 733 is mainly a C-text. After C. XXII, 427 there
follow some thirty lines which are barely legible. The end of Passus XXII, and the whole
of the concluding passus (XXIII), are missing.
R. W. Chambers.
MORE GEORGE OWEN OF HENLLYS MANUSCRIPTS
Since the publication of the note on this subject in the last number of the Journal
(Vol. I, pp. 226-7) four hitherto unrecorded manuscripts of George Owen have been
acquired from a library in Gloucestershire. They are now NX.W. MSS. 13686-9.
N.L.W. MS. 13686 is the treatise generally known as the 'Description of Wales,'
which has been partly published in Owen's Pembrokeshire (Cymmrodorion Record Series,
No. 1), Parts III-IV, pp. 289 ff., from a later revised text preserved in Gough MS. (Wales)
No. 3, in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Consisting of 46 unnumbered and unbound
folios, it is a fair copy in the author's best hand, with a few additions which have been
later interpolated. On the title-page of the Gough MS. it is stated that the material
was Ffirst collected by George Owen of Henllys in Pembrockshiere Esquire Anno Domini
1602," which suggests that the manuscript itself is of later date and internal evidence
proves this to be so. The lists of generosi of the several counties of Wales include a number
of knights who were not knighted until 1603 and 1604, as for instance Dom: Dauid
Will'ms miles' (p. 324) who was knighted 23 July 1603, Joh'es Lewis miles (p. 462)
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