|| Roper, Margaret, née More
|| b. 1505, d. 1544 (http://faculty.msmc.edu/lindeman/mo3.html)
|| Letter 203: Bodleian MS. Ballard 72, fol. 85v;
British Mus. MS. Royal 17 D xiv, fol. 454;
Letter 206: Bodleian Ms. Ballard 72, fol. 86v (alpha);
Brit. Mus. Ms. Royal 17 D xiv, fol. 404r (beta);
Letter 209: Bodleian MS. Ballard 72, fol. 98;
British Mus. MS. Royal 17 D xiv, fol. 454v
|Date of composition
|| LET PRIV
|| Rogers, Elizabeth F. (ed.).
The correspondence of Sir Thomas More.
Princeton University Press.
|| 510.1-511.35 (= Helsinki 511.35) (203) (Helsinki 1),
514.1-530.32 (206) (Penn),
538.24-539.36 (= Helsinki 538.1-539.38) (209) (Helsinki 2)
|| Letter 206 partially supplements morelet-e1 on the strength of
Hitchcock 1935:clxii (cited in Rogers 1947:514).
Perhaps the most remarkable proof of this dramatic power of the Chelsea
household is in the so-called letter of Margaret Roper to Lady Alington.
This is a report of a dialogue in prison between More and Margaret. It
is about the length of Plato's Crito, to which indeed, in many
ways, it forms a striking parallel. Now when, after the death of More
and Margaret, this letter was printed, More's own circle could not
decide whether the real writer was More or his daughter. And the letter
remains a puzzle. The speeches of More are absolute More; and the
speeches of Margaret are absolute Margaret. And we have to leave it at
(Source: Hitchcock, Elsie Vaughan (ed.).
1935 (for 1934).
The lyfe of Sir Thomas Moore, knighte, written by William
Roper, esquire, whiche maried Margreat, daughter of the
sayed Thomas Moore; and now edited from thirteen
manuscripts, with collations, etc.
EETS OS 197.
London: Oxford University Press.
Author daughter of Sir Thomas More (morelet-e1, moreric-e1, morewol-e1)
and wife of William Roper (roper-e1).
The text edition numbers lines by individual letter (rather than by
page), and the editors of the Helsinki corpus used a combination of page
number plus this line number to identify their sample selections. Since
this hybrid system leads to ambiguity on pages with several short
letters, we count lines numbers by page. We give the Helsinki numbering
in parentheses for completeness.