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- A lively and engaging collection of lyrical poems, carols, and traditional British ballads written in between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries, together with some twentieth-century American versions of them.
- Introduces readers to the rich variety of Middle English poetry.
- Presents poems of mourning and of celebration, poems dedicated to the Blessed Virgin and to Christ, poems inviting or disparaging love, poems about sex, and more.
- Reader-friendly - uses modernized letter forms, punctuation and capitalization, and side glosses explaining difficult words.
- Opens with a substantial introduction by the editor to the medieval lyric as a genre, and features short introductions to each section and poem.
- Also includes an annotated bibliography, glossary, index of first lines, and list of manuscripts cited.
About: Medieval Lyric is a colourful collection of lyrical poems, carols, and traditional British ballads written between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries, together with some twentieth-century American versions of them.
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