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1995 | 336 pages | Cloth $79.95
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Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
List of Abbreviations
Preface: "Beatus virres techyng"
A Note on Psalm Texts and Middle English Quotations
PT. I. INTERPRETING THE PSALMS
Ch. 1. David the "Maker"
Ch. 2. Imitating David
PT. II. PSALM DISCOURSE
Ch. 3. David as a Model of Compunction
Ch. 4. The Psalms as Models for Middle English Poetry
PT. III. PSALM IDEOLOGY
Ch. 5. Two Versions of Captivity: Lydgate, the Lollards, and Psalm Complaint
Ch. 6. William Langland, Radical Psalmist
Appendix A. "The Direccioun of a Mannys Lyfe"
Appendix B. "The Remnant of My Thoughts"