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England, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, Devonshire MSS, Canterbury Tales fragment
MS Appellation:Devonshire fragment, Ds2 (Manly and Rickert)
Title:Canterbury Tales (fragment)
Contents:Man of Law's Tale (lines 850-924 and 1076-1144)
Date Range:1425-1450
Scribal Hands:
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No of Folios:1 bifolium
Page Size:285 x 195
Frame:Brown ink ruling.
Writing Space:210 x 125
Marginal Headings:Man of Law glosses copied within the body of the text in red ink.
Running Titles:Red ink.
Paragraph Marks:Alternate red and brown text ink to mark stanzas although no space is left between them. Yellow wash in initial upper case letters.
Other Names (not owners):On f1r are several memoranda, one of which refers to money paid to 'Syr thomas danby for Snellienges'. Manly and Rickert traced likely associations with Yorkshire which appears to match with the northern dialect.
Further Information:Manly and Rickert I: 122-123. Seymour II: 250.
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