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In Ruffins legend which late was writ …
The English translation of Claudianus’ De Consulatu Stiliconis in unrhymed verse, with the Author’s Preface (3 stanzas rhyme royal) and Envoy to the Duke of York (7 stanzas rhyme royal), c. 1445
Author(s): Claudianus
Title(s): De Consulatu Stiliconis
Subjects: Edward IV, when duke of York; prologues; envoys; translations
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 11814, ff. 4-26
First Lines:
In Ruffynes legende which late was write stilico hath preysing armyd
Oure muse now more mylde with losyd stryngis in songe shal gyn to telle…
Last Lines:
…The first love of thi gode life passid al hir labourys
And gladly come to worship the which venger of worship were
Note: Colophon, f. 25: ‘Translat & wrete at Clare 1445 deo gracias’.
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Eine mittelenglische Claudian-übersetzung (1445).” Anglia 28 (1905): 255-99, 421-38: 255-99.
Gray, Douglas. The Oxford Book of Late Medieval Verse and Prose. Oxford: Clarendon, 1985: 270-1.