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Rowland, Beryl.   Notes and Queries 208 (1963): 168-69.
Suggests that "wood" indicates lechery in FrT 3.1327, echoed punningly by "harlotrye" in the next line.

Rowland, Beryl.   Notes and Queries 208 (1963): 210.
Surveys historical comments on the odor of daisies and suggests that Chaucer's praise of its odor in LGWP may be due to botanical accuracy, unusual because he usually follows literary conventions.

Moran, Tatyana.   Notes and Queries 208 (1963): 11-12.
Identifies ironic parallels between Troilus's viewings of Criseyde in TC and Cresseid's failure to recognize Troilus in Robert Henryson's "Testament of Cresseid," exploring the latter as a narrative of "punishment and expiation through suffering."

Hoffman, Richard L.   Notes and Queries 208 (1963): 9-11.
Connects the reference to "bacon" in WBP 3.418 with the explicit reference to the "Dunmow" bacon of WBP 3.217-18.

Grennen, Joseph E.   Notes and Queries 208 (1963): 286-87.
Observes that Chauntecleer's description of laxatives as "venymous" [var. "venymes"] in NPT 7.3155 parallels a similar connection in Roger Bacon, and suggests that Chaucer's use carries "antifeminist irony."

Daly, Saralyn R.   Notes and Queries 208 (1963): 442-44.
Maintains that anachronistic details of Criseyde's address to night in TC 3.1429-42 deviate from traditional albas and indicate that she "challenges God" in favor of her own will, indicated by her unorthodox attitude toward Providence.

Coulton, G. G.
Craik, T. W.. biblio.  
London: Methuen; New York: Barnes & Noble, 1963.
Reprints the 8th edition (1950) of Coulton’s 1908 critical biography of Chaucer, with a new bibliography by Craik (pp. 277-79).

Bratcher, James T.   Notes and Queries 208 (1963): 444-45.
Suggests that the "greyn" placed on the clergeon's tongue in PrT 7.662 is, ironically, a "breath sweetener," one of several satiric details observed in the Tale.

Bratcher, James T.   Notes and Queries 208 (1963): 210-12.
Quotes and translates an analogue to the window scene of bottom kissing in MilT, recorded by folklorist Juan B. Rael as "La mujer y los tres amantes," collected by oral transmission from Félix Pino in New Mexico in the 1930s.

Erol, Burçin, trans.   [Ankara]: Gündogan, 1993.
Item not seen. WorldCat records indicate this is a translation of GP into Turkish.

Ağıl, Nazmi, trans.   Istanbul: Yapi Kredi, 1994.
Item not seen. WorldCat records indicate that this is a translation of CT into Turkish.

Botelho, José Francisco, trans.   São Paulo: Penguin, 2013.
Translation of CT into Portuguese verse. Item not seen; not listed in WorldCat.

Mahdipour, Alireza, trans.   Tehran: Cheshmeh.
Translation of selections from CT into Farsi verse. Item not listed in WorldCat; item not seen.

Peck, Russell A.   PMLA 90 (1975): 461-68.
Compares relations between cosmology and psychology in medieval and modern understandings of poetry, emphasizing the concentric and expanding perspectives prompted by Middle English imagery and world views, exemplified in several lyrics. Includes…

Harris, Kate.   Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society 8 (1983): 299-333.
Surveys what is known and what can be inferred about the origins of the so-called Findern manuscript, its scribes, manuscript affiliations, and codicological features, with recurrent comments on the works by Chaucer that are anthologized in it (PF,…

Galloway, Andrew.   In Richard W. Kaeuper, Paul Dingman, and Peter Sposato, eds. Law, Governance, and Justice: New Views on Medieval Constitutionalism (Leiden: Brill, 2013), pp. 243-86.
Explores analogues to literary voice in late-medieval English political, legal, and Wycliffite discourses, and analyzes the “common voice” found in John’s Gower’s “Vox Clamantis” (“aged wisdom”) and in PF (“self-making” individual sovereignty). Also,…

Chetwynd, Marvin Gaye, illus.   London: Four Corners, 2014.
Art edition of selections from CT: GP, MilT, RvT, FrT, MerT, WBT, SumT, and PardT, with collage-like illustrations that combine imagery from medieval and modern sources,

Peeters, L.   Amsterdamer Beiträge zur Älteren Germanistik 1 (1972): 51-88.
Describes the meaning and artfulness of Walter Map's version of the "Wade" story in "De Nugis Curialium," exploring a variety of sources and analogues, including comments on Chaucer's reference to Wade in TC 3.624 and to Wade's boat in MerT 4.1424,…

Trigg, Stephanie.   La Trobe Journal 81 (2008): 106-17.
Interrogates features of the reception of Chaucer from Thomas Speght's editions of 1598 and 1602 to twentieth-first century criticism, focusing on the poet's reference to Wade and his boat in MerT 4.1423-26. Discloses the critical legacy of the…

Hall, Louis Brewer.   Mediaeval Studies 25 (1963): 148-59.
Describes five medieval redactions of Virgil’s “Aeneid,” “widely separated geographically and chronologically,” assessing how they “medievalized” the material in conventional ways, and using these “conventions” to discuss Chaucer’s successful…

Beichner, Paul E.   Mediaeval Studies 25 (1963): 160-72.
Contrasts medieval and modern charitable giving, indulgence granting, and false relics, and assesses the Pardoner as a "professional collector," and "high-pressure fund raiser," reading PardPT as "an exposition" of the Pardoner's "fund-raising…

Schlauch, Margaret.   Warsaw: PWN-Polish Scientific Publishers, 1963.
Surveys "precursors of modern novels" in English tradition between 1400 and 1600, with a "glance" at even earlier stories which "reveal a kinship with the future narrative form," discussing, among others, TC, and treating it (pp. 28-40) as an…

Payne, Robert O.   New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press for the University of Cincinnati, 1963.
Explores how "the problems and operations of poetry and the poet are repeatedly raised into the consciousness of the reader" of Chaucer's poetry, adding a "peculiar dimension" to engaging with his works by requiring a "deliberate assent to their…

Matthews, William, ed.   New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts; London: Peter Owen, 1963.
Anthologizes some sixty modernized examples and excerpts from late-medieval English prose writing, arranged by topic, form, or genre (e.g., Historians, Mystics, Religious Controversialists, etc.), with a brief introduction to each section. Includes a…

Elliott, Charles, ed.   Oxford: Clarendon, 1963.
Edits a selection of Robert Henryson's poetry, with appended critical notes and glosses, an Introduction, a Biographical and Textual Note, and a series of Appreciations by literary historians. The Introduction (pp. vii-xv) focuses on how and to what…
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