Text name Kentish Sermons File name cmkentse-m2 Manuscript Laud Misc. 471 (SC 1053) Date c1275 (Wells: date of composition pre-1250) Dialect Kentish Genre Homily Edition Hall, Joseph. 1963. Selections from Early Middle English 1130-1250. Part I. Oxford: Clarendon. Second edition (first edition 1920). Sample Pp. 214-222, exhaustive Remarks
These five sermons are translated from a French version of the Latin sermons by Maurice de Sully (bishop of Paris 1160-1196). The translation is not from the French sermons included in the same manuscript, but rather from an (unknown) manuscript very similar to MS. Douce 270, Bodleian Library (D). The translation is quite literal, influencing, according to Hall, p. 669, the translator's "idiom, order and choice of words, even to the borrowing of an occasional inflection."
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File name CMKENTSE Text identifier M2 IR HOM KSERM Text name KENTISH SERM Author X Period M2 Date of original 1250-1350 Date of manuscript 1250-1350 Contemporaneity CONTEMP Dialect KL Verse or prose PROSE Text type HOMILY Relationship to foreign original X Foreign original X Relationship to spoken language WRITTEN Sex of author X Age of author X Social rank of author X Audience description X Participant relationship X Interaction X Setting X Prototypical text category INSTR REL Sample SAMPLE X