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Sullivan, Helen.   Natalie Grimes Lawrence and Jack A. Reynolds, eds. A Chaucerian Puzzle and Other Medieval Essays (Coral Gables, FL: University of Miami Press, 1962), pp. 1-46.
Challenges the theory that ShT was originally intended to be narrated by the Wife of Bath, and suggests a major emendation: moving lines 7.5-19 (which include first-person feminine pronouns) later in the tale and having them spoken by the merchant's…

Steadman, John M.   Mediaeval Studies 24 (1962): 388-91.
Assesses parallels between the "greyn" of PrT 7.662 and the three grains of legend that Seth laid upon the tongue of Adam when the latter was buried; suggests that the ambiguities of Chaucer's presentation indicate his artistic purpose.

Steadman, John M.   Notes and Queries 207 (1962): 6.
Suggests that the Miller's tuft of hairs in GP 1.555 may associate him with a folklore tradition about honesty and might be read "he was honest, as millers go."

Simmonds, James D.   Notes and Queries 207 (1962): 446.
Remarks on "several points of resemblance" between Nicholas in MilT and the Clerk in GP, suggesting that they may be attributable to the Miller's negative view of the Clerk.

Rowland, Beryl.   Anglia: Zeitschrift für Englische Philologie 80 (1962): 384-89.
Observes that the "ferses twelve" of BD 723, though impossible on a common chess board, was possible on some medieval boards (especially in Germany) of twelve squares by eight squares, with their twelve pawns. Then argues that the phrase has…

Mroczkowski, P.   Notes and Queries 207 (1962): 325-26.
Suggests that Branch I b of "Le Roman de Renart" provides "a partial parallel or inspiratory background" to the exchange in FrT between the summoner and the devil in disguise.

McCollum, John I. Jr.   Natalie Grimes Lawrence and Jack A. Reynolds, eds. A Chaucerian Puzzle and Other Medieval Essays (Coral Gables, FL: University of Miami Press, 1962), pp. 71-85.
Summarizes and comments on HF, with particular attention to previous scholarly opinions, unity and structural balance, whether or not the dreamer learns anything, the nature of the man of great authority, and the possibility that the poem is "a…

Margulies, Cecile Stoller.   Mediaeval Studies 24 (1962): 210-16.
Explores medieval English marital laws and practices that underlie details of the WBP and her description in GP, particularly her marriages at "chirche dore," her dowers, and the transaction that gave Jankyn control of her lands--before she took it…

Manzalaoui, M. A.   Note and Queries 207 (1962): 85-86.
Corrects F. N. Robinson's claim that F. C. Riedel identified the man of great authority (HF 2158) as John of Gaunt; conjectures that the man may be a "Chaucerian counterpart" to Musaeus in Virgil's "Aeneid"; and observes parallels between HF 1520ff.…

Manzalaoui, M. A.   Notes and Queries 207 (1962): 369-70.
Assesses the syntax and meanings of "derring-do" or "dorynge-do" in John Lydgate's "Troy Book," which follows in the first instance Chaucer's uses of the phrase to describe Troilus in TC 5.837-40.

J[iménez-Landi] M[artínez], A[ntonio], trans.
Sanchez Prieto, Julio-Antonio, illus.  
Madrid: Aguilar, 1962.
Spanish prose adaptation of GP, KnT, MLT, ClT, and NPT.

Gnerro. Mark L.   Notes and Queries 207 (1962): 164-65.
Locates the origins of Pandarus's "proverbial expletive" about "haselwodes" (TC 3.890) in the tradition of magical divination by sticks (rhabdomancy), commenting on the "appositeness" of assigning the proverb to the "hard-headed, skeptical Pandarus."

Gaylord, Alan T.   Papers of the Michigan Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters 47 (1962): 613-36.
Surveys readings of PrT as a reflection of the Prioress's GP character, and explores the relations of these readings to dramatic approaches to the CT. Argues that there is "devastating satire" of the Prioress in GP and in PrT: the Tale fits the…

Bolton, W. F.   Mediaeval Studies 24 (1962): 83-94.
Argues that the "organization and success" of MilT depends upon the "dramatic irony" of tensions between its courtly and common, sacred and profane, and realistic and fantastic elements, exploring such tensions in the signifying names of the…

Bode, Edward L.   Mediaeval Studies 24 (1962): 369-70.
Offers evidence that patristic commentary is a more likely immediate source of the Parson's proverb in GP 1.500 than is Lamentations 4.1.

Biggins, D.   Notes and Queries 207 (1962): 165-67.
Uses lines from FrT 3.1325ff. to help clarify the punning ambiguity of the reference to "pulling a finch" in the GP description of the Summoner.

Reidy, John.   Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters 47 (1962): 595-603.
Identifies patterns that indicate Chaucer's "careful planning" of a sequence of groupings of pilgrims in GP, focusing on audience expectations, points of views, tones, satirical targets, and the traditional three estates.

Pratt, Robert A.   Annuale Mediaevale 3 (1962): 5-27.
Articulates the evidence for an "antifeminist, antimatrimonial" tradition in medieval Oxford and Paris that lies behind the contents of Jankyn's book in WBP, describing the backgrounds, transmission, availability, and collocations of Walter Map's…

Mahoney, John F.   Annuale Mediaevale 3 (1962): 81-99.
Revisits the concept of "Chaucerian tragedy," considering KnT, MLT, and NPPT, as well as TC and MkT, and explores the faults or faultlessness of Fortune's victims in these works, the moral sophistication of the narrators of the tales, classical…

Linke, Hansjürgen.   Die Neueren Sprachen: Zeitschrift für Forschung und Unterricht und Kontaktstudium auf dem Fachgebiet der Modernen Fremdsprachen n.v. (1962): 485-96.
Examines the style and techniques of Chaucer's quasi-optical, quasi-cinematic ("quasi-optische," "quasi-filmescher") scene changes in CT, with particular attention to those in MerT. Focuses on relations between external and internal drama in such…

Garbáty, Thomas Jay.   Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters 47 (1962): 605-11.
Reviews evidence in GP that Chaucer's Summoner suffers from venereal disease rather than leprosy, using it as an example of little-known or overlooked scholarship that might be lost or ignored. Cites other examples more briefly, including the record…

Bassan, Maurice.   Mediaeval Studies 24 (1962): 127-40.
Surveys "unreliable" information about Constantine Africanus in scholarly discussions of Chaucer's references to him in GP 1.433 (Doctour of Phisik) and MerT 4.1810-11. Then clarifies Constantinus's importance in the history of medicine, what is and…

Baker, Donald C.   University of Mississippi Studies in English 3 (1962): 35-41.
Explores how exempla and citations of authority--both largely via allusive names--are used by the Friar and the Summoner in order to compete with the Wife of Bath and criticize each other.

Adams, John F.   Essays in Criticism 12 (1962): 126-32.
Identifies ways that word-play, echoic details, and thematic patterning contribute to the "dramatic" irony in SumT whereby the friar's hypocritical glossing is revealed and insulted without overt glossing by the narrator.

Williams, George.   Modern Language Review 57 (1962): 173-78.
Argues that several prominent figures in the "Troilus" frontispiece (Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 61) represent John of Gaunt; his second wife, Constance of Castile and Laon; his mistress, Katherine Swynford; his first wife, Blanche of…
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