Alliterative Poem, on the Deposition of King Richard II Ricardi Maydiston de Concordia Inter Ric. II et Civitatem London

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PREFACE.

THE following curious poem on the Deposition of Richard the Second is preserved in a paper manuscript in the Public Library of the University of Cambridge, where it is known by the shelf-mark Ll. 4. 14. The MS. itself seems to be of the beginning of the 15th century, and contains, 1. a copy of Piers Plowman; 2. the Poem now edited; 3. a treatise of Arithmetic in English prose; 4. a treatise "of Philosophie and Astronomye*," also in English prose; 5. the Arguments of the Psalms, in Latin Distiches; 6. a Collection of Latin Aphorisms turned into English verse; 7. a Short Glossary to Piers Plowman; 8. a copy of the singular Poem of Piers of Fulham,

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"Here bigynneth the wyse boke of philosophic and astronomye conteyned and made of the wyseste philisophre and astromyer that evere was sythe the world ffrist bygan, that is ffor to say of the loud of Greece, ffor in that lond was an Englisshe man ffull wyse and well undirstandynge of philosophic and astronomye, studied and compylid this boke out of Grew graciously in to Englisshe."

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  • Title Page i
  • Council of the Camden Society iii
  • Preface v
  • Alliterative Poem on the Deposition of Richard II 1
  • Richardi Maydiston de Concordia Inter Regem Ric. Ii. et Civitatem London 31
  • Notes 53
  • Glossary 60
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