The Romance of Sir Degrevant

The Romance of Sir Degrevant

The Romance of Sir Degrevant

The Romance of Sir Degrevant

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One of the more pleasant duties of an editor is to acknowledge his indebtedness to those who have helped him. In the nature of things, only he can fully realize the extent to which he has availed himself of others' time, encouragement, or erudition, for which a brief mention in the Preface seems an all too inadequate return.

I thank Dr. O. K. Schram, my official supervisor for the degree of Ph.D., for his unfailing interest and encouragement throughout the progress of the work, and also for his help in technical matters, all ungrudgingly bestowed.

I must also thank the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln Cathedral, and especially the Librarian, Canon W. H. Kynaston, for permission to publish the Thornton text, for allowing me to consult the manuscript in Lincoln, and later for placing it on deposit in the Edinburgh University Library; Dr. L. W. Sharp, the University Librarian, for receiving it and for help in palæographical matters; the Syndics of the Cambridge University Library for permission to publish the text of the poem in MS. Ff. i. 6, the Librarian for granting me access to this MS., and the staff (especially Mr. H. L. Pink) for their courtesy and assistance under difficult conditions; the former Lord Lyon, King of Arms (Sir Francis Grant) and the Lyon Clerk (Lt.-Col. H. A. B. Lawson) for heraldic information; Professor R. L. G. Ritchie and Miss C. Gooderson, of the University of Birmingham, for information about Les Vœux du Paon; Miss L. W. Stone, of King's College, London, and Professor H. A. Cronne, of the University of Birmingham, for help in matters relating to Old French; Miss C. van Heyningen and Mrs. N. J. Marquard, of the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, for reading and commenting upon the earlier sections of the Introduction; and especially Dr. C. T. Onions, Sir William Craigie, and Dr. Mabel Day for much help in preparing the edition for the press.

King's College, London, October, 1948 L.F.C.

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