The story of King Lear from Geoffrey of Monmouth to Shakespeare Volume 35

9780217398404: The story of King Lear from Geoffrey of Monmouth to Shakespeare Volume 35
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... eldest was married to Corn., the second to Alb. It is not till the next chapter (Cap. XII) that we find Maglaunus, duke of Albany, to be the husband of Goneril, and Henninus, duke of Cornwall, of Regan. The effects of this inversion are various. "While some of Geoffrey's followers (namely BS, Eul. Hist, Wauq, Percef) agree exactly with the original, the majority read ahead and avoid ambiguity by at once pairing Gon. and Alb., Reg. and Corn. These are: -- "Wace and all his dependants but Lay, namely RMB; PPB, EPB, GRI, Cxt, Rast, MfM 75, Warner; Wavrin; -- and also GTilb, GRB, WCov, RG, PL, Hard, Bouch, Harry. Wace retains the inversion, it is true, but at the same time he makes it clear to all but Lay how the princesses were distributed (v. 1827): Mariee fu bien cascune al due de Corniiaille l'une et al rei d'Escoce l'ainsnee. Lay manages to go wrong here (v. 3095): The due of Cornwaile -- seal habbe Gornoille And the Scottene king -- Regau the scone. While later (v. 3239) we learn that He get Gornoille -- Scotlondes kinge Cornwailles duke -- Kegau is dohter No less contradictory than Lay is Tys where the translator first gives 'the eldest to the Prince of Cornwall, and the second to the Prince of the North', while Gon. turns out subsequently to be the wife of 'Maglawn, the Prince of Albany.' On the contrary MfM 87 first (St. 13) assigns Gon. to Maglaurus, Prince, with Albany, and Reg. to Hinniue with Camber and Cornwall as dowry, but later (St. 19), Higgins, following for the moment Parker's edition of the Flores Historiarum (see note on p. 164) in accordance with his ill-considered method of composition (cf. p. 86) shows us Reg. living in Cornwall with Prince Maglaurus Others again jump at the conclusion from Geoffrey's inversion, and...

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