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An unreported Chaucer epitaph in English

Published inNotes and Queries, 6
Publication date2021

This note reports on the existence of a brief text to be considered in the body of epitaphic verses on Chaucer. In its presentation of English verses as ‘Chausers Epitaphe', however, it is unique amongst all previously reported memorial verses on the poet. The text has been copied by a contemporary hand into Durham, Palace Green Library, Bamburgh Select.8, a copy of the c. 1550 Thynne edition of Chaucer's Workes. This note identifies the annotator as Edmund Southerne, the author of A treatise concerning the right vse and ordering of bees (1593).

  • Chaucer
  • Tomb
  • Epitaph
  • Edmund Southerne
  • Stephano Surigone
  • Nicholas Brigham
  • William Thynne
  • Annotations
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SINGH, Devani Mandira. An unreported Chaucer epitaph in English. In: Notes and Queries, 2021, p. 6. doi: 10.1093/notesj/gjab002
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