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Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (PIMS) 1978 0888440421 / 9780888440426 Softcover Very Good+ 
Book has minor shelfwear and rubbing. Corners are slightly worn. ; Studies and Texts - Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studie; 349 pages; The arrival of the Franciscans in England in 1224 produced a new intellectual and literary movement of which Walter of Wimborne is an important but neglected representative. His identity, his dates, and the canon of his works have been obscured by a series of errors by the early antiquarians, but can be recovered mainly from internal evidence. Walter of Wimborne was the author of several substantial Latin poems, as well as an allegorical treatise on the four elements. His surviving poems include De Palpone (on flattery) , De Symonia (on avarice and the inevitability of death) , De Mundi Vanitate and De Mundi Scelere (both on the same theme as De Symonia) , but in different metres) , Ave Virgo (a devotional poem to the Virgin) , and the long Marie Carmina (a dramatization of the life of Christ). He uses a wide range of classical and medieval literary sources, including Horace, Juvenal, Valerius, Maximus, Solinus, Isidore, John of Hoveden, John of Hauville, and Richard of St. Laurence; his exotic vocabulary seems to have come from Ugutio; his style is very rhetorical but imaginative and lively; he writes in Leonine hexameters, rhythmical asclepiads, and Victorine sequence stanzas. Only two of the poems (and a short version of the Maria Carmina) have ever been printed before. This edition includes all the poems, with full notes and introduction. The appendixes include some other poems possibly by Walter, another version of the Ave Virgo, and extracts from the prose treatise. Included are indexes of biblical and literary sources, as well as a glossary of non-classical words. 
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