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Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (3): 271–284.
Published: 01 September 1945
... as that of Henryson.”l Nevertheless, although Robert Henryson stands the highest among all of Chaw cer’s disciples, and his poem, The Testament of Cresseid, is, accord- ing to various critics, the best of all poems in the post-Chaucerian school, scholars have made little or no attempt to study...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (1): 23–40.
Published: 01 March 1992
... and used by many English writers in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the two major reworkings of the love story before Shakespeare are by John Lydgate in his Troy Book (1412-20) and by Robert Henryson in his late fif- teenth-century Testament of Cresseid.1 Lydgate and Henryson are per- haps...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (1): 41–56.
Published: 01 March 1992
...-century examples of the testamentary mode: Lydgate’s Testa- ment and Henryson’s Testament of Cresseid. As it has now, testament had different shades of meaning in Middle English, most of which are reflected in the variety of literary adapta- tions that have survived.5...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (4): 493–497.
Published: 01 December 1951
..., in a fashion which recalls Curry on Chaucer, Henryson’s intelligent use of science; “The Meeting of the Lovers” demonstrates that Troilus’ half-recognition of the leper Cresseid is not pathetic fancy but a genuine reflex from Aristotelian and Augustinian theories of cognition...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (4): 395–403.
Published: 01 December 1984
... uses the representation of shifting, sensory experience as an excuse for unambiguous moral utterance. This is a poetry in which “ethical abstractions . . . are used to interpret the world” (p. 116). The argument of chapter 5, “The Limits of Vision in Henryson’s Testament of Cresseid...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1957) 18 (3): 238–246.
Published: 01 September 1957
... known her only through Guido, and who usually calls her Bryxeida or Brixaida. But when the author tells us that Diomedes struck down Troylus and sent his horse to “Cresseide, Bat fair woman, That sumtyme was Troyle lemman,” he perhaps had Chaucer’s Criseyde in mind. These remarks...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1980) 41 (2): 204–208.
Published: 01 June 1980
... + 264 pp. $14.95. Theodore M. Hesburgh, “Foreword”; Edward Vasta, “Paul E. Beichner, C.S.C E. Talbot Donaldson, “Briseis, Briseida, Criseyde, Cresseid, Cressid: Progress of a Heroine”; Stephen Manning, “Chaucer’s Constance, Pale and Passive”; Zacharias P. Thundy, “Matheolus...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (1): 122–128.
Published: 01 March 1968
... of Cresseid.” London: Nelson, Nelson’s Medieval and Renaissance Library, 1968. 165 pp. 21s. Fromm, Harold. Bernard Show and the Theater in the Nineties: A Study of Shaw’s Dramotic Criticism. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 1967. viii + 234 pp. $5.00; 40s. Gleckner, Robert F. Byron...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (4): 312–320.
Published: 01 December 1954
... reading Criseyde stirs the mind to fresh speculation. Henryson thought, with his Testament of Cresseid, to put a period to the story. The fate he chose for her may be morally suitable, but it is false to Chaucer’s poem: a piteous and repugnant Criseyde is not the one who remains in one’s mind...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (4): 377–391.
Published: 01 December 1992
... of the asso- ciation between leprosy and venereal disease in medical writings and opular thought of the late Middle Ages ( Testament of Cresseid [London: Nelson, 19681, p. 8). 29 Kenneth J. Oberembt argues that such treatment of stories about males in Alison’s per- formance overturns the Pauline...