Firumbras and Otuel and Roland

Firumbras and Otuel and Roland

Firumbras and Otuel and Roland

Firumbras and Otuel and Roland

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The Fillingham text of the two romances here discussed is the only text of the English Charlemagne romances still unprinted. As such, its importance was suggested to me by Professor Carleton Brown. In my study of the MS. I have used the rotographs owned by the Modern Language Association of America, and deposited in the Library of Congress. During the summer of 1924 I had the opportunity while in England and France of consulting not only the Fillingham MS. but various related MSS.

In the preparation of the edition I have received much help, for which I here gladly express gratitude: to T. Fitzroy Fenwick, Esq., of Thurlstane House, Cheltenham, for permission to consult the MS. of the Cheltenham Otinel; to the authorities of the Department of MSS. of the British Museum--and in particular to J. A. Herbert, Esq., Deputy Keeper of MSS. and to Robin Flower, Esq.-- for useful suggestions; to M. Henri Omont, Consevateur des MSS. de la Bibliothèque Nationale for help in tracing MSS.; to the Librarian and staff of the Bryn Mawr College Library for much help in procuring books. For both the idea of the edition, and for criticism and advice in its preparation I am indebted to Professor Carlton Brown.

My brother, Walter Ridgely O'Sullivan, gave me invaluable help with the glossary. Miss Mabel Day , D.Lit., of the E.E.T.S., and Mr. Alexander Moring of the De La More Press showed boundless--and underserved-- kindness during the work. To all these I offer sincere thanks.

M. I. O'SULLIVAN.

Rosemont, Penna., March 1935.

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