International Thomas More Bibliography (A):
Opera Omnia, Correspondence and Humanistic Works


 

Note: The International Thomas More Bibliography is a very extensively revised and augmented version of the Bibliographical Appendix to my Ph.D. Dissertation. Any comments, corrections, suggested additions or queries can be sent to the editor at lakowskir@gmail.com

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Table of Contents

 

International Thomas More Bibliography

Abbreviations
Opera Omnia, Correspondence and Humanistic Works
Polemical and Devotional Works and Trial
Background Studies
Family and Friends, and Biographies
Thomas More and the Creative Arts
Utopia Part A: Editions and Translations
Utopia Part B: Studies
Calendars of the Letters and Papers of Thomas More, John Fisher, and John Colet (Under Development)

Contemporaries of Thomas More

Part I: Fisher, Colet and the Carthusians
Part II: Early English English Renaissance (A—H)
Part III: Early English English Renaissance (J—W)


Opera Omnia, Correspondence and Humanistic Works

Opera Omnia and Correspondence

General Editions of Thomas More's Works
General Selections from More's Works
Thomas More's Correspondence
General Editions of Thomas More's Letters
In Defence of Humanism and Poetry: Letters to Dorp, Lee, Batmanson, Oxford and Germain de Brie

Early Works

General Studies
Extracts from More's English Works
English Poems
The Life of Pico
The Four Last Things
Latin Epigrams
Reprints, Translations, and Adaptations of More's Epigrams in the 16th and 17th Centuries
More's Translations of Lucian

The History of Richard III/ Historia Richardi Tertii

Histori Richardi Tertii: Editions
History of Richard III: Editions and Translations
Richard III Reference Works
Textual History and Authorship
Historiography and General Literary Studies
More's Richard III: Dramatic Structure and Shakespeare
Richard III: Treatment of Women
Shore's Wife and Later Influence


Thomas More: Opera Omnia, Correspondence and Humanistic Works

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Opera Omnia and Correspondence

General Editions of Thomas More's Works

For General Bibliographies, see Background Studies: Reference Works Correspondence.

  1. More, Thomas. The Workes of Sir Thomas More Knyght, sometyme Lord Chancellour of England, wrytten by him in the Englysh tonge. [Edited by William Rastell.] Printed at London at the costes and charges of Iohn Cawod, Iohn VValy, and Richarde Tottell. Anno. 1557. [April 1557] [Colophon p.1458: Imprinted at London in Fletestrete at the sygne of the hande and starre, at the coste and charge of John Cawod, John Walley, and Richarde Tottle. Finished in Apryll, the yere of our Lorde God. Anno. 1557. Cum priuilegio ad imprimendum solum.] Rpt. with an intro. by K. J. Wilson. Scolar Press Facsimiles. 2 vols. London: Scolar P, 1978. Rpt. Early English Books, 1475–1640. Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms, 1950. Roll 438:4. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/library.html Also available online at http://digital.ub.uni-duesseldorf.de/urn/urn:nbn:de:hbz:061:1-13682 [STC 18076; ESTC S115047; Gibson 73 + Smith 1981:35 + 1988:139; Woldcat OCLC 834011506; Geritz C040; Wentworth 244. Cited as "EW" or "EW 1557." A facsimile reprint of parts of EW 1557 can also be found below in EW 1931, Vols. 1–2.]
    Review(s):
    1. (Facsimile) Brian F. Byron, Moreana 67/68 (1980): 91–92.
  2. More, Thomas. Thomae Mori, Angliae ornamenti eximii, Lucubrationes ab innumeris mendis repurgatae . Vtopiae libri II. Progymnasmata. Epigrammata. Ex Luciano conuersas quaedam. Declamatio Lucianicae respondens. Epistolae. Quibus additae sunt duae aliorum epistolae, de uita, moribus & morte Mori, adiuncto rerum notabilium Indice. Basil.: apud Episcopium Filium, 1563. Online at http://reader.digitale-sammlungen.de/resolve/display/bsb10207406.html [Gibson 74 + Smith 1981:35–36 + 1988:139; ARCR I: 824; Shaaber M209; USTC 698327; Worldcat OCLC 165898041. See Manfred E. Welti, A propos des premières collections d'écrits de Thomas More, Moreana 2 (1964): 51–54. Doesn't include Letter to Bugenhagen or Historia Richardi Tertii.]
  3. More, Thomas. Thomae Mori. Angli, viri eruditionis pariter ac virtutis nomine clarissimi, Angliaeque olim cancellarii. Omnia, quae hucusque ad manus nostras pervenerunt, Latina opera: quorum aliqua nunc primum in lucem prodeunt, reliqua vero multo quam antea castigatiora. Horum omnium elenchum, pagina duodecima commonstrabit. Lovanii: Apud Ioannem Bogardum sub Bibliis Aureis, Anno 1565. Available on Google Play [USTC 404463; Gibson 75a + Smith 1981:36; ARCR I: 825; Shaaber M211. The copyright was held jointly by Jean Bogard and Pierre Zangre. Includes the first edition of Historia Richardi Tertii, but not the Letter to Bugenhagen.]
  4. More, Thomas. Thomae Mori. Angli, viri eruditionis pariter ac virtutis nomine clarissimi, Angliaeque olim cancellarii. Omnia, quae hucusque ad manus nostras pervenerunt, Latina opera: quorum aliqua nunc primum in lucem prodeunt, reliqua vero multo quam antea castigatiora. Horum omnium elenchum, pagina duodecima commonstrabit. Lovanii: Apud Petrum Zangrum Tiletanum sub Fonte, Anno 1565. [USTC 405293; Gibson 75b + Smith 1981:36; ARCR I: 826; Shaaber M210. The copyright was held jointly by Jean Bogard and Pierre Zangre. Includes the first edition of Historia Richardi Tertii, but not the Letter to Bugenhagen.]
  5. More, Thomas. Thomae Mori. Angli, viri eruditionis pariter ac virtutis nomine clarissimi, Angliaeque olim cancellarii. Omnia, quae hucusque ad manus nostras pervenerunt, Latina opera: quorum aliqua nunc primum in lucem prodeunt, reliqua vero multo quam antea castigatiora. Horum omnium elenchum, pagina duodecima commonstrabit. Lovanii: Apud Ioannem Bogardum sub Bibliis Aureis, Anno 1566. Available Online [USTC 403563; Gibson 76a + Smith 1981:36 + 1988:139; ARCR I: 827; Shaaber M213. The copyright was held jointly by Jean Bogard and Pierre Zangre. 1566 is a date variant. Includes the first edition of Historia Richardi Tertii, but not the Letter to Bugenhagen.]
  6. More, Thomas. Thomae Mori. Angli, viri eruditionis pariter ac virtutis nomine clarissimi, Angliaeque olim cancellarii. Omnia, quae hucusque ad manus nostras pervenerunt, Latina opera: quorum aliqua nunc primum in lucem prodeunt, reliqua vero multo quam antea castigatiora. Horum omnium elenchum, pagina duodecima commonstrabit. Lovanii: Apud Petrum Zangrum Tiletanum sub Fonte, Anno 1566. Available on Google Play [USTC 401278; Gibson 76b + Smith 1981:37 + 1988:139; ARCR I: 828; Shaaber M212. The copyright was held jointly by Jean Bogard and Pierre Zangre. 1566 is a date variant. Includes the first edition of Historia Richardi Tertii, but not the Letter to Bugenhagen.]
  7. More, Thomas. Thomae Mori Angliae qvondam cancellarii Opera omnia: qvotqvot reperiri potuerunt ex Basileensi anni MDLXIII, et Lovaniensi anni MDLXVI: editionibus deprompta, diversa ab istis serie disposita, emendatioraqve edita: praefixae de vita & morte Thomae Mori: Erasmi et Nucerini epistolae, ut et doctorum virorum de eo elogia. [Including "Vita et obitus Thomae Mori, e Thomae Stapletoni tribus thomis Duaci anno MDLXXXIX. excusis." With a portrait.] Francofurti ad Moenum [Frankfurt am Main] et Lipsiae [Leipzig] : Sumtibus [sic] Christiani Genschii, Anno MDCLXXXIX. [1689] Rpt. (Underänderter Nachdruck.) Frankfurt: Minerva, 1963. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/library.html [Gibson 77 + Smith 1981:37; Sum.: G. M. Moreana 4 (1964): 120–121. Combines the editions of Basle (1563) and Louvain (1565). Also includes Thomas Stapleton's Life of More as a Preface, reprinted separately by Minerva Press in 1964, see Early Biographers: Thomas Stapleton.. Letter to Bugenhagen not included.]
    Review(s):
    1. (Facsimile) Hubertus Schulte Herbrüggen, Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 201 Bd., 116 Jg. (1964): 208–210.
  8. More, Thomas. The English Works of Sir Thomas More. Ed. W. E. Campbell and A. W. Reed. 2 vols. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode; New York: Lincoln MacVeagh, The Dial Press, 1931. Volume 1: Early Poems, Pico Della Mirandola, Richard III, The Four Last Things. Volume 2: The Dialogue Concerning Tyndale. [Wentworth 242; Sullivan 1:159–60. Incomplete. Seven volumes were projected, but only two were actually published. Cited as EW 1931.]
    Review(s):
    1. H. S. Bennett, Review of English Studies 8 (1932): 215–17 [Sullivan 1:73].
    2. G. G. Coulton, Modern Language Review 27 (1932): 75–77.
    3. C. Smyth, Criterion 11 (1931): 152–55.
  9. More, Thomas. The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP. 1963–1997. Cited as CW.
    • CW 1, English Poems, Life of Pico, The Last Things. Ed. Anthony S.G. Edwards, Katherine Gardiner Rodgers, and Clarence H. Miller. 1997.
    • CW 2, The History of King Richard III. Ed. Richard S. Sylvester. 1963.
    • CW 3, Part 1, Translations of Lucian. Ed. Craig R. Thompson. 1974.
    • CW 3, Part 2, The Latin Poems. Ed. Clarence H. Miller, Leicester Bradner, Charles A. Lynch and R. P. Oliver. 1984.
    • CW 4, Utopia. Ed. Edward L. Surtz and J. H. Hexter. 1965.
    • CW 5, Responsio ad Lutherum. 2 vols. Ed. John M. Headley, trans. Sr. S. Mandeville. 1969.
    • CW 6, A Dialogue Concerning Heresies. 2 vols. Ed. Thomas M. C. Lawler, Germain Marc'hadour and Richard C. Marius. 1981.
    • CW 7, Letter to Bugenhagen, Supplication of Souls, Letter Against Frith. Ed. Frank Manley, Germain Marc'hadour, Richard C. Marius and Clarence H. Miller. 1990.
    • CW 8,The Confutation of Tyndale's Answer. 3 vols. Ed. Louis A. Schuster, Richard C. Marius, J. P. Lusardi and Richard J. Schoeck. 1973.
    • CW 9, The Apology. Ed. J. B. Trapp. 1979.
    • CW 10, The Debellation of Salem and Bizance. Ed. John Guy, Ralph Keen, Clarence H. Miller and Ruth McGugan. 1987.
    • CW 11, The Answer to a Poisoned Book. Ed. S. M. Foley and Clarence H. Miller. 1985.
    • CW 12, A Dialogue of Comfort. Ed. Louis L. Martz and Frank Manley. 1976.
    • CW 13, Treatise on the Passion, Treatise on the Blessed Body, Instructions and Prayers. Ed. Garry E. Haupt. 1976.
    • CW 14, De Tristitia Christi. 2 vols. Ed. Clarence H. Miller. 1976.
    • CW 15, In Defence of Humanism. Ed. Daniel Kinney. 1986.
    [A complete edition of Thomas More's Works except for his correspondence, for which the standard edition is by Elizabeth Frances Rogers, supplemented by H. Schulte Herbrüggen, see Correspondence: Editions. and also Selected Letters in next entry. Items also listed separately.]
  10. More, Thomas. The Yale Edition of the Works of St. Thomas More: Selected Works. (also called Selected Works of St. Thomas More.) New Haven: Yale UP. 1961–1980. Selected Letters. Ed. Elizabeth F. Rogers. 1961. Utopia. Ed. Edward Surtz. 1964. The History of King Richard III and Selections from the English and Latin Poems. Ed. Richard S. Sylvester. 1976. A Dialogue of Comfort. Ed. Frank Manley. 1977. The Tower Works: Devotional Writings. Ed. Garry E. Haupt. 1980. [Items also appear separately.]

For Rogers 1947 and other Editions of More's Letters see Correspondence.

Opera Omnia: Reference Works

  1. Cumulative Concordance of More's English Works (CTMS) http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/EnglishConcordance/framconc.htm [From Yale Edition and Rogers. Standardized spelling.]
  2. Cumulative Concordance of More's Complete Works (CTMS) http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/LatinConcordance/framconc.htm [From Yale Edition and Rogers. Standardized spelling.]

General Selections from More's Works

  1. Bridgett, T. E., ed. The Wisdom and Wit of Blessed Thomas More. London: Burns Oates & Washbourne, 1892. Online at http://www.archive.org/details/wisdomandwitofbl00moreuoft [Sullivan 1:128. See also Humour and Wit.]
  2. Allen, P. S., and H. M. Allen, eds. Sir Thomas More: Selections from His English Works and from the Lives by Erasmus and Roper. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1924. [Sullivan I:13; Wentworth 241. See R. J. Schoeck, Helen M. Allen: A Neglected Scholar of More and Erasmus, Moreana 139/40 (1999): 57–61. Selections also listed separately.]
  3. Catherine Sidney Durrant. Thoughts of a Martyr-Blessed Thomas More. Compiled by the author of "A Link between Flemish Mystics and English Martyrs" [i.e. C. S. Durrant]. [With a portrait.]. London : Burns, Oates & Washbourne, 1927. [Worldcat OCLC 842966943. Sullivan 1:303.]
  4. Mahon, T., and B. Austin, eds. Leaves from the More black-letter Folio: Published at London at the costs and charges of the martyr's three nephews A.D. 1557. Philadelphia: Dolphin Press, 1933. 62p. [Sullivan 2:270.]
  5. Delcourt, Marie, trans. Thomas More: Oeuvres Choisies. Les Cent Chefs-d'oeuvre étrangers. Paris: La Renaissance du Livre, 1936. [Geritz C026; Sullivan 1:261.]
  6. Reynolds, E. E. The Heart of Thomas More: Readings for Every Day of the Year. London: Burns & Oates, 1966. Rpt. as A Book for All Seasons. Springfield, IL: Templegate Publishers, 1978. [Geritz C010. A collection of extracts from More's works illustrating his personality and spirituality.]
    Review(s):
    1. Charles W. Crawford, Moreana 12 (1966): 97–99.
  7. Greene, James J., and John P. Dolan, eds. The Essential Thomas More. New York: Mentor (New American Library), 1967. Rpt. with a shorter Intro. as Utopia and Other Essential Writings of Thomas More. New York: New American Library, 1984. [Wentworth 243; Geritz C007, C039. Selections also listed separately.]
  8. Gabrieli, Vittorio, ed. Thomas More: Fancies Sports and Merry Tales. Biblioteca Italiana di testi inglesi 22. Bari: Adriatica Editrice, 1974. [An anthology of extracts from More's works illustrating his humour. Introduction and notes in Italian. Texts in English (and Latin). Some Items listed separately.]
    Review(s):
    1. Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 43/44 (1974): 105–09.
  9. Habenicht, Rudolph E., ed, A Sir Thomas More Reader: Tales and Anecdotes From the English Writings. Naahelu, HI: Chelsea Press, rev. ed. 1998. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/library.html
  10. Thigpen, Paul, ed. Be Merry in God: 60 Reflections From the Writings of Saint Thomas More. Ann Arbor, MI: Charis Books, Servant Publications, 1999. [Morning and Evening Readings for a 60 day cycle selected from Thomas More's polemical and devotional works.]
  11. Wegemer, Gerard B., and Stephen W. Smith, eds. A Thomas More Source Book. Washington, DC: Catholic U of America P, 2004. [Some items listed separately.]
    Review(s):
    1. John Gueguen, Moreana 159 (2004): 95–98.
  12. Taillé, Michel, ed. Thomas More: Histoire, Église et spiritualité. Textes et correspondance. Paris: Éditions Bayard, 2005.

See also Extracts from More's English Works.

Thomas More's Correspondence

Manuscripts

More's Letters

English
  1. British Library, MS Caligula, B.i. fols. 320, 319, 323, 317. [Rogers 109, 117, 125, 126; Delcourt IV, VII, XVI, XVII. Autographs.]
  2. British Library, MS Caligula, B.vi. fol. 532. [Rogers 124; Delcourt XV. Autograph.]
  3. British Library, MS Caligula, B.vii. fol. 69. [Rogers 145; Delcourt XX. Autograph.]
  4. British Library, MS Galba, B.v. fols. 296, 295, 134. [Rogers 78, 79, 161; Delcourt II, III, XXI. Autographs.]
  5. British Library, MS Galba, B.vi. fol.236. [Rogers 110; Delcourt V. Autograph.]
  6. British Library, MS Galba, B.viii. fols. 59, 67, 69, 77, 94, 150. [Rogers 119, 120, 121, 123, 127, 136; Delcourt X, XI, XII, XIV, XVIII, XIX. Autographs.]
  7. British Library, MS Harleian, 6989. fol.16. [Rogers 118; Delcourt IX. Autograph. Facsimile in Rogers, facing p.282.]
  8. British Library, MS Titus, B.i. fols. 329r–332v, 276**. [Rogers 115, 122; Delcourt VI, XIII. Autographs. Facsimile of Rogers 115 in Trapp–Herbrüggen 120 and Back Cover.]
  9. British Library, MS Titus, B.xi. fol.341. [Rogers 77; Delcourt I. Autograph. Delcourt has fol.411. Facsimile Herbruüggen 1997:116.]
  10. British Library, MS Vespasian, F.xiii. fol.243. [Rogers 116; Delcourt VIII. Autograph. Delcourt has Vesp. F.VIII, fol. 136. P.365 has F XIII]
  11. British Library, MS Cotton Cleopatra, E.vi. fols. 176–177?. [Rogers 198; Delcourt XXII. Facsimile of folio 177 More's Prayer Book 1969: xxviii. Autograph copy sent. There is another Autograph draft of #198 in the P.R.O./National Archives, see next item.]
  12. National Archives, P.R.O. State Papers, Henry VIII, §82, p.254. [Cf. Rogers 198, p.488. Autograph draft copy of previous item (Rogers 198). Transcribed Ellis I.ii.CXVII, p.47.] Ellis Online at Google Books
  13. National Archives, Public Record Office STAC 2/29/64. [Herbrüggen 182AAAA. Holograph Letter to George Guildford, 8 July 1530. For text, see H. Schulte Herbrüggen, Three Additions to More's Correspondence, (1983) in Correspondence: General Editions.

For other English Letters, see also Prison Letters: Manuscripts.

Latin
  1. Brussels MS Varia Societatis Iesu, no.20 [Rogers #113, SL #34, pp.152–54. To Conrad Goclenius. Is this an autograph throughout? For signature see Herbrüggen 1997: 120.]
  2. Louvain University Library, MS R.D.1, fols. 32, 61, 69–70, 106, 118, 130, 220–21. [Miller: Ep. 21, 41, 50, 81, 95, 111, 48a.] [Seven autograph letters from More to Cranevelt, 1520–22, 1528. See General Editions below for editions. Facsimiles in Miller 1994: 4–32 (even-numbered pages), and Herbrüggen 1997: 132, 137, 139, 143, 145, 147, 151, 157–58, 162, 164, 169, 171.]
  3. Louvain University Library, MS II.68, 97, 158; fols.88, 118, 182. [De Vocht Ep.156, 177, 242; Rogers 139, 142, 155; Miller 1994: 42–53. Facsimiles: Miller 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52. #177: Autograph except for address in John Harris's hand; #156?, #242, Autographs throughout.]
  4. Leipzig Library MS [Allen VIII.2228; Rogers 178; Marchadour/Galibois XLVIII. Autograph MS, destroyed during war. For signature see Herbrüggen 1997: 120.]
  5. Wrocław [formerly Breslau] Public Library, Poland, MS. Rehd. 254.112, 129. [Allen 1770, 2233 (Rogers 148, 179). #1770: More to Erasmus (18.12.1526). #2233: Margaret Roper to Erasmus (4.11.1529), Autograph throughout. For Facsimile of Allen #1770, see Studies.]

For other More Latin autograph MSS, see De Tristitia: Manuscripts, and Final Instructions and Prayers: Manuscripts.

Other More Manuscripts

To be developed.

  1. British Library, Add. MS 19398, fol.41. [Rogers 182. To John Arundell (5.4.1530).]
  2. Louvain University Library, MS II.31, 74, fols.42–43, 94. [De Vocht Ep.115, 151; (Ep.115) Stapleton p.77; Rogers 135, 138; Miller 1994: 34–41. Facsimiles: Miller 34, 38, 40. #115: Copy in John Harris's hand with More's signature at end; #151: in a modern hand.]
  3. Leiden MS B.T. 885. [Rogers 180. In a secretary's hand with a postscript by More. To Conrad Goclenius (12.11.1529).]

See also Prison Letters: Manuscripts.

Editions of Thomas More's Letters

Editions of Erasmus' Epistolae Containing Letters to and from More

Editions
  1. Erasmus, Desiderius. Epistole aliquot illustrium virorum ad Erasmum Roterodamum et huius ad illos. [Edited by Petrus Aegidius.] Venundantur a Theodorico Martino Alustensi Chalcographo fidelissimo. [Imprimebat Lovanii Theodoricus Martinus Alustensis [Thierry Maartens]. Anno domini Millesimo Quingentesimo Decimosexto Mense Octobri. [October 1516]] For digital copies see USTC. [USTC 400350; Rogers p.567; Gibson 143.]
  2. Erasmus, Desiderius. Aliquot epistolae sanequam elegantes Erasmi Roterodami, & ad hunc aliorum eruditissorum hominum antehac nunquam excusae praeter vnam & alteram, Quarum titulos in proxima pagella lector reperies. [Edited by Petrus Aegidius.] [Lovanii apud Theodoricum Martinum Anno M. D. XVII. Mense Aprili. [April 1517]] For digital copy, see USTC. [USTC 400369; Rogers p.567; Gibson 140. In the digital copy, this item is preceded by Erasmus's Apologia Erasmi Roterodami ad eximium Iacobum Fabrum Stapulensum. But has separate signatures.]
  3. Erasmus, Desiderius. Aliquot epistolae sanequam elegantes Erasmi Roterodami, & ad hunc aliorum eruditissorum hominum. Quarum titulos in proxima pagella lector reperies. [Edited by Petrus Aegidius.] Apud inclytae Germaniae Basileam. [In aedibus Frobenianis apud inclytae Germaniae Basileam Mense Ianuario Anno. M. D. XVIII. [January 1518].] For digital copies, see USTC. [USTC 610775; Rogers p.567; Gibson 140. Reprint of USTC 400369.]
  4. Erasmus, Desiderius. Avctarium selectarum aliquot Epistolarum Erasmi Roterodami ad eruditos et horum ad illum. {Edited by Beatus Rhenanus.] Apud inclytam Basileam. [Basileae Apud Io. Frobenium Mense Augusto. An. M D.XVIII. [August 1518]]; Rpt. [Basileae Apud Ioannem Frobenium Mense Martio, Anno M. D. XIX. [March 1519]] For digital copies of 1518 and March 1519, see USTC. [USTC 614696, 614697; Rogers p.567; Gibson 145.]
  5. Erasmus, Desiderius. Avctarium selectarum aliquot Epistolarum Erasmi Roterodami ad eruditos et horum ad illum. {Edited by Beatus Rhenanus.] [Argentorati [Strasbourg], In aedibus Matthiae Schurerij [Matthias Schürer]. Mense Aprili Anno Domini M. D. XIX. [April 1519]] For digital copies, see USTC. [USTC 614695; Rogers p.567; Gibson 145. Reprint of USTC 614696.]
  6. Erasmus, Desiderius. Farrago noua epistolarum Des. Erasmi Roterodami ad alios et aliorum ad hunc: admixtis quibusdam quas scripsit etiam adolescens. Apud inclytam Basileam ex officina Io. Frobenii. [Basileae Apud Io. Frobenium Mense Octobri. Anno. M. D. XIX. [October 1519]]; For digital copies, see ESTC. [USTC 657310; Rogers p.567; Gibson 148. Includes Erasmus' Letter to Hutten (Allen #999).]
  7. Erasmus, Desiderius. Epistolae aliquot selectae ex Erasmicis per Hadrianum Barlandum. [Edited by Adriaan van Baarland.] Lovanii apud Theodoricum Martinum Alostensem Anno M. D. XX. Mense Decembri. [December 1520] For digital copy, see USTC. [USTC 400426; Gibson 142.]
  8. Erasmus, Desiderius. Epistolae D. Erasmi Roterodami ad diuersos, & aliquot aliorum ad illum, per amicos eruditos, ex ingentibus fasciculis schedarum collectae. Basileae apud Io. Frobenium An. M. D. XXI. Pridie Cal. Septembris. [31 Aug. 1521] For digital copies, see USTC. [USTC 651629; Rogers p.567; Gibson 146. Includes Erasmus' Letter to Hutten (Allen #999).]
  9. Erasmus, Desiderius. Selectae aliquot epistolae nunquam antehac euulgatae. Basileae apud Io. Heruagium et Hieronymum Frobenium, M.D. XXVIII [c.September 1528]. [USTC 693039; Rogers p.567; Not in Gibson. Last letter in collection dated: Basiliae, Nonis Septemb. Anno. M. D. XXVIII [k4.]
  10. Erasmus, Desiderius. Opus epistolarum Des. Erasmi Roterodami per autorem diligenter recognitum et adiectis innumeris nouis fere ad trientem auctum. Basileae Ex Officina Frobeniana [H. Frobenius, J. Heruagius et N. Episcopius] Anno M. D. XXIX. [?after 14th Sept. 1529] [Basileae apud Hieronymum Frobenium et Ioannem Heruagium et Nicolaum Episcopium] For digital copy, see USTC 679866. [USTC 679865 and 679866; Rogers p.567; Gibson 151. Includes Erasmus' Letters to Hutten and Budé about More. Last letter dated 14 Calen. Sept. Anno M. D. XXIX]
  11. Erasmus, Desiderius. Des. Erasmi Roterodami epistolarum floridarum liber vnus antehac nunquam excusus. Basileae in officina Ioannis Hervagii [Johannes Herwagen] Mense Septembri An. M. D. XXXI [September 1531] Rpt. Paris, Chrestien Wechel, October 1531, For digital copies, see USTC 635480. [USTC 635480 and 185145; Gibson 132; Rogers p.567.]
  12. Erasmus, Desiderius. Desiderii Erasmi Roterodami Epistolae palaeonaeoi. and Desiderii Erasmi Roterodami Epistolae palaeonaeoi. Ad haec. Responsio ad disputationem cuiusdam phimostomi, de divortio. Freiburgi Brisgoiae Apud Ioannem Emmaum Iuliacensem, Mense Septembri. An. M. D. XXXII. [ = Freiburg im Breisgau, Johannes Faber aus Emmich, September 1532.] For digital copies, See USTC. [USTC 635554 and 635553; Rogers 131. The same edition with two different title pages?]
  13. Erasmus, Desiderius. Liber cum primis pius, de praeparatione ad mortem, mine primum & conscriptus & aeditus. Accedunt aliquot epistolae seriis de rebus, in quibus item nihil est non novum ac recens. . . Basileae M D XXXIIII [Basileae in officina Hieronynum Frobenium, et Nicolaum Episcopium Anno M D XXXIIII [c.January 1534].] For digital copies, see USTC. [USTC 635487; Rogers p.567; Gibson 155. Last letter dated pridie Natalis domini Anno M.D.XXXIII. [24th December 1533] (p.167). Seven other editions published in 1534 in Paris, Cologne, Antwerp and Kraków. See USTC for details.]
  14. Erasmus, Desiderius. Des. Erasmi Rot. Operum Tertius Tomus epistolas complectens vniuersas quotquot ipse autor vnquam euulgauit aut euulgatas voluit, quibus praeter nouas aliquot additae sunt et praefationes quas in diuersos omnis generis scriptores non paucas idem conscripsit. [Excusum Basiliae in officina Frobeniana per Hieronynum Frobenium, et Nicolaum Episcopium Anno MDXXXVIII [1538]] Rpt. Basiliae ex officina Frobeniana Anno. M. D. XL. [1540] For digital copy of 1540, see USTC 635468. Also Des. Erasmi Rot. Epistolarum Opus, complectens . . . . ibid. 1558. [USTC 635468, 635467; Rogers p.568; Gibson 150. Includes Erasmus' Letters to Hutten and Budé about More.]
  15. Erasmus, Desiderius. Epistolarum opus complectens vniversas quotquot ipse autor vnquam euulgavit, aut euulgatas uoluit, quibus praeter novas aliquot additae sunt & praefationes, quas in diuersos omnis generis scriptores non paucas idem conscripsit. Si quis huius generis aliud quid posthac euulgare ausit, quam id cum praeter aequum ac fas, tum uero contra ipsius autoris mentem facturus sit, partim sequenti folio, sed multo clarius pagina 1109. cognoscere licet. Froben: Basileae M.D.LVIII. [Excusum Basileae in Officina Frobeniana per Hieronymum Frobenium, et Nicolaum Episcopium anno M.D.LVIII. [1558]] For digital copy, see Worldcat OCLC 634410880. For TEI/XML file in Digital Library of the Catholic Reformation, see Worldcat OCLC 827884693. [USTC 635434; Worldcat OCLC 634410880 and 827884693; Gibson 150. Gibson lists this as a reprint? of 1538.]
  16. Erasmus, Desiderius. Epistolarum D. Erasmi Roterodami libri XXXI. et P. Melancthonis libri IV. Quibus adjiciuntur Th. Mori & Lud. Vivis epistolae. Vna cum indicibus locupletissimis. Londini: excudebant M. Flesher & R. Young. M.DC.XLII. Prostant apud Cornelium Bee in vico vulgo vocato Little Britaine, [1642] [Rogers p.568; Gibson 147; Wing E3201/M1635; ESTC R4613. Supplement contains collections of letters by Melanchthon, More and Vives. Includes Erasmus' Letters to Hutten and Budé about More. ESTC: Auctarium epistolarum ex Thoma Moro (caption title) has separate pagination and register.]
  17. Erasmus, Desiderius. Auctarium epistolarum ex Thoma Moro. Epistolarum D. Erasmi Roterodami libri XXXI. et P. Melancthonis libri IV. Quibus adjiciuntur Th. Mori & Lud. Vivis epistolae. Vna cum indicibus locupletissimis. [Ed. Caspar Peucer.] [PDF, p.12] Londini: excudebant M. Flesher & R. Young, M.DC.XLII. Sumptibus Adriani Vlacq. [1642] Sigs. ( a1( c6; cols. 1–70. [PDF, pp. 1696–1726.] For digital copy, see Worldcat. [Rogers p.568; Gibson 147; Wing E3201A/M1635A; ESTC R218212; Worldcat OCLC 165539100. Supplement contains collections of letters by Melanchthon, More and Vives. Includes Erasmus' Letters to Hutten and Budéabout More. ESTC: Auctarium epistolarum ex Thoma Moro (caption title) has separate pagination and register. (a6(b6(c6. Vives' letters start on (c6 recto. Worldcat incorrectly identifies the PDF as the Bee edition.]
  18. Erasmus, Desiderius. Desiderii Erasmi Roterodami Opera omnia. Tomus tertius, qui complectitur epistolas pluribus quam CCCCXXV ab Erasmo aut ad Erasmum scriptis auctiores, ordine temporum nunc primum dispositas, multo quam unquam antea emendatiores. Ed. J. Clericus [Jean Leclerc]. 4th Volume of 10. Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: P. Van der Aa, 1703. [Rogers p.568; Gibson 149. Cited as LB. Includes Erasmus' Letters to Hutten and Budé about More (LB 447 & 605).]
  19. Erasmus, Desiderius. Briefe an Desiderius Erasmus von Rotterdam. Herausgegeben von Joseph Förstemann und Otto Günther. (XXVII. Beiheft zum Zentralblatt für Bibliothekswesen.) Leipzig: Otto Harassowitz, 1904. Rpt. Kraus-Wiesbaden: Harassowitz, 1968. Online at https://archive.org/details/briefedesiderius00erasuoft [Rogers p.568.]
  20. Allen, P. S., H. M. Allen and H. W. Garrod, eds. Opus epistolarum Des. Erasmi Roterodami. 11 vols. and index. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1906–47, 58. More-Erasmus Correpondence Online at Erasmi Epistolae, 1499–1535 http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/library.html [Geritz B001; Wentworth 797. Cited as Allen. Some Volumes of Allen are now available for download (Courtesy of U of Toronto) via www.archive.org.]
Translations
  1. Fleming, Abraham, trans. A panoplie of epistles or, a looking glasse for the unlearned . . . gathered and translated out of latin into English . . . London: Ralph Newberie, 1576. 340–44. [Gibson 141. STC 11049; ESTC S102286. Contains translation of Rogers 103.]
  2. Nichols, Francis Morgan, trans. Epistles of Erasmus from His Earliest Letters to His Fifty-first Year Arranged in Order of Time. 3 vols. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1901, 1904, 1917. Rpt. New York: Russell and Russell, 1962. Available online at https://archive.org/details/epistleserasmus01lowgoog and https://archive.org/details/epistlesoferasmu02erasuoft and https://archive.org/details/epistlesoferasmu03eras [English translation of Erasmus' correspondence up to 1518. Now superceded by the Translation in CWE.]
  3. (Fr/E) Robineau, Marie-Claire, et al., eds. Correspondance entre Érasme et Margaret Roper. Moreana 12 (1966): 29–46, 121. [Allen 1404, 2211, 2233 and Rogers 108.]
  4. Gerlo, Aloïs, P. Foriers, et al., trans. La correspondance d'Érasme, traduite et annotée d'après le texte latin de l'Opus epistolarum de P. S. Allen, H. M. Allen et H. W. Garrod. 12 Vols. (Vols. 1–8) Brussels: Presses Académiques Européennes, 1967–79; (Vols. 9–12) Brussels: Éditions de l'Université de Bruxelles, 1980–1984. [The French translation of Allen's Opus epistolarum.]
  5. Mynors, R. A. B., et al., trans. The Correspondence of Erasmus. Collected Works of Erasmus, Vols. 1–16+. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1974–. [16 volumes translated so far (2016)—22 projected. Cited as CWE.]
  6. Marc'hadour, Germain, and R. Galibois, trans. Érasme et Thomas More: Correspondance. Sherbrooke: Centre d'Études de la Renaissance, 1985. French translation of 50 letters between More and Erasmus.]
    Review(s):
    1. Maurice Lebel, Moreana 90 (1986): 73–75.
    2. Margaret Mann-Phillips, Moreana 89 (1986): 57–58.
    3. Anne Lake Prescott, Erasmus of Rotterdam Society Yearbook 6 (1986): 156–58.
  7. Schulte Herbrüggen, Hubertus, trans. Thomas Morus: Briefe der Freundschaft mit Erasmus. Thomas Morus Werke 5. Munich: Kösel, 1985.
    Review(s):
    1. Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 94 (1987): 61–64.

Letters to Frans van Cranevelt

Editions and Translations
  1. De Vocht, Henry, ed. Literae Virorum Eruditorum ad Fransciscum Craneveldium 1522–1528. Humanistica Lovaniensia 1. Louvain: Librairie Universitaire, Uystpruyst, 1928. [Wentworth 804; Sullivan 1:225. Includes 6 letters from More. Index includes references to More by other authors. Available through JSTOR under Humanistica Lovaniensia.]
  2. IJsewijn, J., G. Tournoy, D. Sacré, L. IJsewijn-Jacobs, and M. Mund-Dopchie, eds. Litterae ad Craneveldium Balduinianae. A Preliminary Edition, I–IV. Humanistica Lovaniensia 41 (1992): 1–85 + 42 (1993): 2–51 + 43 (1994): 15–68 + 44 (1995): 1–78. [Sum.: Marc van der Poel, Moreana 133 (1998): 110–111. Preliminary edition of the new bundle of 116 letters of Frans van Cranevelt's correspondence, including seven autograph letters from More.]
  3. Miller, Clarence H., ed. Thomas More's Letters to Frans van Cranevelt, Including Seven Recently Discovered Autographs: Latin Text, English Translation, and Facsimiles of the Originals. Moreana 117 (1994): 3–66 + 118/119 (1994): 286. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana117pages3-66.pdf [Geritz U005. Latin text and English translations of 13 letters (together with eleven fascimiles) by More to Cranevelt, including seven new letters discovered in 1989.]
  4. Galibois, Roland, and Germain Marc'hadour, trans. Lettres de Thomas More à Frans van Cranevelt. Moreana 117 (1994): 67–84 + 118/119 (1994): 286. [Geritz U002. French translation—for Latin text, see Clarence H. Miller above.]
  5. Schulte Herbrüggen, Hubertus, ed. Morus ad Craneveldium: Litterae Balduinianae novae. / More to Cranevelt: New Baudouin Letters. Supplementa Humanistica Lovaniensia, XI. Louvain: Leuven University Press, 1997. Full view online at Google Books
    Review(s):
    1. Marc van der Poel, Moreana 133 (1998): 109–111.
Studies
  1. Schulte Herbrüggen, Hubertus. A Hundred New Humanist Letters: More, Erasmus, Vives, Cranevelt, Geldenhouwer and Other Dutch Humanists. Bibliothèque d'Humanisme et Renaissance 52 (1990): 65–76. [On the discovery of 116 new letters addressed to Francis Cranevelt, including seven autograph letters from Thomas More (pp. 70–75).]
  2. Schulte Herbrüggen, Hubertus. Seven New Letters from Thomas More. Moreana 103/104 (1990): 49–66. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana103pages49-66.pdf [Sum. (Fr) : Germain Marc'hadour, p. 66; Geritz U009; Wentworth 801. On the seven new autograph letters of More to Francis Cranevelt. Includes facsimile, edition and translation of one of the letters (= Miller 1994 48a).]
  3. Schulte Herbrüggen, Hubertus. Thomas More in the New Baudouin Letters. Europa: Wiege des Humanismus und der Reformation. 5 Internationales Symposion der Amici Thomae Mori 20. bis 27. Mai 1995 in Mainz. Dokumentation. Ed. Hermann Boventer and Uwe Baumann. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 1997. 229–244.

Letters to and from John Cochlaeus

Manuscript
  1. Venerabile Collegio Inglese: Scrittura 6. N. 4. [Herbrüggen 185A. MS Letter of Cochlaeus to More, dated 29 June, 1531. Text in Neue Briefe 97–106. See also earlier editions of Pollen and Rope below.]
Editions
  1. Cochlaeus, John. En damus chronicon divinum plane opus eruditissimorum autorum, repetitum ab ipso mundi initio, ad annum usque salutis M. D. Xi. Eusebii pamphili caesariensis, D. Hieronymo interprete. D. Hieronymi presbyteri. Prosperi aquitanici. M. Aurelii cassiodori patricii rom: Hermanni Contracti Comitis Veringen: Matthaei Palmerij Florentini. Matthaei Palmerij Pisani. Partim nunc a nobis inventum & editum, partim a mendis, quibus laborat plus quam cuiquam creditum facile est, summo studio & diligentia repurgatum. Baseleae excudebat Henricus Petrus [Heinrich Petri], Mense Martio An: M. D. XXIX. [March 1529]. fol. 155. For digital copy, see USTC. [Rogers 164; Gibson 127*; USTC 649934. Preface to Cochlaeus' edition of Cassiodorus' Chronicon. Answered by Rogers 165. Dated: Ex Moguntia III Idus Novemb. Anno M. D. XXXVIII. (Mainz, 11 November 1528).]
  2. Cochlaeus, John. Fidelis et pacifica commonitio Ioannis Cochlei, contra infidelem & seditiosam commonitionem Martini Lutheros ad Germanos. XXXI. Leipzig: Valentin Schumann, 1531. For digital copy, see USTC. [Rogers 184; Gibson 128; USTC 657486. Prefatory letter to More dated: Ex Dresda Misniae ad Albim VI. Calendas Maii. M.D.XXXI. (Dresden, 26th April 1531).]
  3. Cochlaeus, John, ed. Fragmenta quarundam Tho. Mori Epistolarum ad Erasmus Rot. & ad Ioannem Cochlaeum. Antiqua et insignis epistola Nicolai Pape .i. ad Michaelem Imperatorem Augustum ante annos DC data, pietatis & iustitiae vigore plenissima; eiusdem Nicolai PP. decreta, ex grandi Decretorum volumine in compendium redacta, pulchra sane honestatis & aequitatis oracula atque antiquae pietatis monumenta. Breuis historiarum illius temporis commemoratio / ex Reginone vetusto chronographo. Ad Regem Angliae Henricum viij ; Defensio Ioannis Episcopi Roffensis & Thome Mori, aduersus Richardum Samsonem Anglum per Ioannem Cochleum. Fragmenta quarundam Tho. Mori Epistolarum ad Erasmum Rot. & ad Ioannem Cochlaeum. Lipsiae: Ex officina Melchioris Lottheri, 1536. fols.Dd–Dd3 Rpt. Stapleton, (Excerpts) Tres Thomae (1588) 73, 74, 88, 200, 354–55; and Jortin II, pp.700–701. For digital copies see USTC. [USTC 611907; Gibson 139; Shaaber M216; Rogers p.395; L'Univers 517; Sullivan I:205–206. Copies of four letters from More to Cochlaeus: Rogers #162, 165, 166 (=Herbrüggen 182B), 189 and 1536 Cochlaeus's Posthumous Defence of More against Richard Sampson, appended to Cochlaeus' edition of the letters of Pope Nicholas I (A.D. 858–67).]
  4. Pollen, John H., S.J. Johannes Cochläus an König Heinrich VIII von England und Thomas Morus. Die Römische Quartalschrift für christliche Altertumskunde und Kirchengeschichte XIII (1899): 42–49. [Sum.: G. M. Moreana 139/40 (1999): 83. Published in Herbrüggen, Neue Briefe, 185A, pp.97–106. See also H. E. G. Rope below]
  5. Rope, H. E. G. Two Unpublished Letters of John Cochlaeus. Historical Bulletin [St. Louis University, MI] 25 (1951): 32–39. [Sum.: G. M. Moreana 139/40 (1999): 83. See also John Pollen above.]

General Editions and English Translations

For EW 1557 see Prison Letters.

  1. Epistolae Thomae Mori. Thomae Mori Lucubrationes. . . Basle: Episcopius, 1563, pp.365–496. [Gibson 74 + Smith 1981:35–36 + 1988:139. Includes Letter to Dorp (365–428); Letters to Erasmus (429–496); Erasmus's Letter to Hutten (497–510) and Epistola de Morte (511–530).]
  2. Thomae Mori Epistolae, quibus adjectae sunt Erasmi Roterodami ad Thomam Morum Epistolae. Francofurti ad moenvm, ex Officina Christiani Genschii. Thomae Mori Angliae quondam Cancellarii, Opera Omnia. Frankfort and Leipzig: Christian Gensch, 1689. (284)–345. Available online http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/OmniaOpera/Epistolae.pdf [See Gibson 77 + Smith 1981:34. Includes Letter to Dorp (284–301); Letter to Brixius (319–330); Letters to and from Erasmus (301–319, 331–341) and Letter to Bonvisi (330–331).]
  3. Jortin, John, ed. Appendix: Some Latin Epistles of Sir Thomas More. The Life of Erasmus. 2 vols. London: J. Whiston and B. White, 1758–1760. Vol. 2: 623–704. Online at http://books.google.ca/books?id=NbQ_AAAAcAAJ&pg=PA623 Rpt. 3 vols. London: Printed by Richard Taylor for John White, 1808. Vol. 3: 308–400. Online at http://books.google.com/books?id=JukpAQAAIAAJ Rpt. Kessinger, 2009. [ESTC T146995. Includes among others the Letters to Brixius, Lee, Oxford and a Monk. Also includes Erasmus's letters to Hutten and Budé about More (XIX–XX, 1808: 62–71). And two letters to and from More (XXIII–XXIV, 1808: 80–85).]
  4. Delcourt, Joseph. Appendice I: le lettres autographes de More (d'après les originaux conservés au British Museum). Essai sur la langue de Sir Thomas More d'après ses oeuvres anglaises. Montpellier: Roumégous et Dehan, 1913. Rpt. Paris: H. Didier, 1914. 317–361, 362–366. 1914 Online at http://www.archive.org/details/essaisurlalangue00delcuoft [English. A diplomatic transcription. Part of Appendix II (362–66) gives a description of the autograph letters.]
  5. Rogers, Elizabeth Frances, ed. The Correspondence of Sir Thomas More. Foreward by Helen M. Allen. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1947. Rpt. Manchester, NH: Ayer Co Publishers, 1970. [Geritz B005; Wentworth 798. Cited as Rogers. Gives the Latin or English texts of all of More's then known surviving correspondence, except those exchanged by More and Erasmus, which are included in P. S. Allen's edition of Erasmus' Opus epistolorum. Rogers' edition has been more recently supplemented by Herbrüggen's Sir Thomas More: Neue Briefe (1966) and by the recently discovered letters to Frans van Cranevelt (see Letters to Cranevelt). Seven of More's longer letters, really tracts, have been also edited for the Yale Edition in CW 3/2, App. C, CW 7, and CW 15. See also In Defence of Humanism and Poetry, Letter to Bugenhagen, and Letter to Frith.]
    Review(s):
    1. D. C. Allen, Modern Language Notes 63 (1948): 291.
    2. J. M. Berdan, Saturday Review of Literature, 9 Aug. 1947 (rpt. Moreana 15/16 (1967): 224).
    3. A. Gewirth, Ethics 58 (1948): 230.
    4. Philip E. Hallett, Modern Language Review 43 (1948): 255–57.
    5. Paul Oskar Kristeller, Journal of Philosophy 46 (1949): 51–52.
    6. A. W. Reed, Review of English Studies 25 (1949): 354–56.
    7. Majie Padberg Sullivan, The Now and Future Gold Mine, Moreana 15/16 (1967): 204–08.
  6. Rogers, Elizabeth Frances, ed. St. Thomas More: Selected Letters. Trans. M. Haworth, et al. Selected Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1961. [Add.&Corr.: CW 9: 461; Geritz C019; Wentworth 799; Sullivan 2:93. Cited as Selected Letters.]
    Review(s):
    1. P. Albert Duhamel, Boston Pilot 6 Jan. 1962; rpt. in Moreana 15/16 (1967): 114.
    2. H. W. Donner, Modern Language Review 58 (1963): 400–01.
    3. Geoffrey R. Elton, Notes and Queries ns 10 (1963): 195.
  7. Schulte Herbrüggen, Hubertus. A Letter of Dr. Johann Eck to Thomas More. Moreana 8 (1965): 51–58. [Geritz U008; Wentworth 801. Herbrüggen 142A.]
  8. Schulte Herbrüggen, Hubertus, ed. Sir Thomas More: Neue Briefe. Mit einer Einführung in die epistolographische Tradition. Neue Beiträge zur Englischen Philologie 5. Münster: Verlag Aschendorff, 1966. [Geritz U010; Wentworth 802. Cited as Herbrüggen.]
    Review(s):
    1. André Prévost, Moreana 11 (1966): 55–58.
    2. R. W. Zandvoort, English Studies 47 (1966): 220.
    3. Germain Marc'hadour, Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 203 (1967): 382–83.
    4. E. Sobel, Renaissance Quarterly 20 (1967): 488–90.
    5. W. Weiss (Germ.), Anglia 85 (1967): 100–101.
  9. Schulte Herbrüggen, Hubertus. Ein unbekannter Brief an St. Thomas More. Moreana 15/16 (1967): 241–47. [Geritz U007. Herbrüggen 184B. From Thomas Goldwell O.S.B. English text on pp.244–47.]
  10. Schulte Herbrüggen, Hubertus. Three Additions to More's Correspondence. Moreana 79/80 (1983): 35–42. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana79-80pages35-42.pdf [Geritz U011; Wentworth 803. Includes a holograph letter from More to George Guildford, Herbrüggen 182AAAA.]
  11. Smith, Stephen, ed. For All Seasons: Selected Letters of Thomas More. New York: Scepter Publishers, 2012.
  12. The Latin Correspondence of Sir Thomas More (1501–1535) (CTMS 2014) http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/docs/LatinCorrespondence-etext.pdf [Based on letters and line numbers of Rogers, Allen and Moreana 117 with standardized spelling. See also Concordance in Reference Works.]
  13. The English Correspondence of Sir Thomas More (1505–1535) (CTMS 2014) http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/docs/EnglishCorrespondence-etext.pdf [Based on Rogers letter and line numbers with standardized spelling. See also Concordance in Reference Works.]

For the new Letters to Cranevelt, discovered in 1989, see Letters to Cranevelt.

Reference Works

  1. Brewer, J. S., James Gairdner, and R. H. Brodie, eds. Letters and papers, foreign and domestic, of the reign of Henry VIII. preserved in the Public Record Office, the British Museum, and elsewhere [1509–1546]. 22 vols. in 35. London, H.M. Stationery Office, 2nd rev. and enl. ed. 1920; London: Longman, Green, Longman, & Roberts, 1932. Rpt. Vaduz, Kraus Reprint, 1965. [Vols. 1–4 by J.S. Brewer; v. 5–13, by James Gairdner; v. 14–21, by James Gairdner and R.H. Brodie; v.22 = Addendum.] Online at British History Online: Letters and Papers, Henry VIII <http://www.british-history.ac.uk/catalogue.aspx?gid=126> Some Volumes also available online for download (University of Toronto Copies) at http://www.archive.org
  2. Rogers, Elizabeth Frances. A Calendar of the Correspondence of Sir Thomas More. English Historical Review 37 (1922): 546–64. [Wentworth 796. Gives a brief desciption (sender, recipient, incipit, time, place), and sometimes an annotation, of 205 surviving letters to or from More (more letters have been found since.) This calendar led eventually to the publication twenty-five years later of E. F. Rogers' edition of The Correspondence of Sir Thomas More (1947), see above in Editions and Translations.]
  3. Gibson, R. W. Letters. Nos. 125–159. St. Thomas More: A Preliminary Bibliography of His Works and of Moreana to the Year 1750, Compiled by R. W. Gibson, With a Bibliography of Utopiana by R. W. Gibson and J. Max Patrick. New Haven: Yale UP, 1961. 147–63. [A rather confusing list of More's Letters (based on Rogers) arranged alphabetically by sender, and of the Editions (Nos. 129–59) containing them.]
  4. Bietenholz, Peter G., and Thomas B. Beutscher, eds. Contemporaries of Erasmus: A Biographical Register of the Renaissance and Reformation. 3 vols. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1985–87. Vols. 1–3 Rpt. as one Volume Toronto: U of Toronto, 2003. [See ODNB (2004-) for More's English correspondents.]
    Review(s):
    1. Nicolas van der Blom, Erasmus of Rotterdam Society Yearbook 6 (1986): 140–50 + 7(1987): 143–47 + 8 (1988): 129–32.
    2. (Vol 1. A–E) Jill Kraye Notes and Queries ns 35 (1988): 72–74.
    3. Vol. 2. F–M) Richard DeMolen, Catholic Historical Review 74 (1988): 488–89.
    4. Jill Kraye, Notes and Queries ns 36 (1989): 228–29.
    5. (Vol. 3. N–Z) Alistair Hamilton, TLS 8 Sep. 1989: 981.
    6. G. F. Nuttall, Journal of Ecclesiastical History 41 (1990): 308–09.
    7. R. J. Schoeck, Moreana 97 (1988): 153–58.
  5. Lakowski, Romuald I. Sir Thomas More's Correspondence and the Transformations of the Epistolary Genre: A Survey and A Bibliography. Disputatio Vol. 1 (The Late Medieval Epistle) (1996): 161–179. Online at http://www.phil-hum-ren.uni-muenchen.de/SekLit/LAKOWSKImorusC.htm.
  6. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography(ODNB) Online (2004-) http://www.oxforddnb.com/ (Subscription) [For More's English correspondents; see Contemporaries of Erasmus for most of More's Continental correspondents.]
  7. A Concordance of the Latin Correspondence (CTMS 2014) http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/Latin_Correspondence_Concordance/framconc.htm
  8. A Concordance of the English Correspondence (CTMS 2014) http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/English_Correspondence_Concordance/framconc.htm

Other Translations

  1. Blarer, Barbara von, trans. Die Briefe des Sir Thomas More. Menschen de Kirche in Zeugnis und Urkunde 11. Einsiedeln and Cologne: Benziger, 1949.
  2. Castelli, Alberto, ed. Venti Lettere. Rome: Editrice Studium, 1966. [Italian translation of twenty letters, including eight Prison Letters.]
    Review(s):
    1. Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 13 (1967): 101–04.
  3. Garanderie, Marie-Madelaine de la, trans. La correspondance de Guillaume Budé et Thomas More. Moreana 19/20 (1968): 41–68. [French translation of Latin correspondence between Budé and More: Rogers 65–66, 68, 80, 96–97, 102, 154 and 156.]
  4. Schirmer, Ruth and Walter F., trans. Thomas Morus Privat: Dokumente Seines Lebens in Briefen. Cologne: Jakob Hegener: 1971. Rev. vers. as Thomas Morus Lebenzeugnis in Briefen. Heidelberg: Lambert Schneider, 1984, 1999.
    Review(s):
    1. Raymond Sander-Regier, Moreana 91/92 (1986): 49–50.
  5. Sonntag, Franz Peter, trans. Thomas Morus: Ausgewählte Briefe. Leipzig: St. Benno Verlag, 1986.
  6. Fortunato, Bruno, trans. Tommaso Moro: Lettere. Brescia: Morcelliana, 1987. [Italian translation of 71 of More's letters, including 17 written after More became Chancellor (45–71).]
    Review(s):
    1. Marie-Paule Bataille, Moreana 104 (1990): 87–90.
  7. Silva, Álvaro da, trans. Un hombre para todas las horas. La correspondencia de Tomás Moro (1499–1534). Madrid: Ediciones Rialp, 1998, 2001.
    Review(s):
    1. (Review article) Eugenio M. Olivares Merino, Thomas More's Correspondence in a Spanish Ambiance, Moreana 149 (2002): 41–60.
  8. Sardaro, Anna. La Corrispondenza di Tommaso Moro: Analisi e commento critico-storico. Rome: Edizioni Università della Santa Croce, 2004. Spanish trans. by Anna Sardaro: La correspondencia di Tomás Moro: Ánalisis y commentario crítico-histórico. Pamplona: Ediciones Universidad de Navarra, 2007. [Sum. (It): http://www.santommasomoro.com/PDF/scheda_sardaro.pdf.]
    Review(s):
    1. (Spanish Edition) Alvaro Silva, Moreana 174 (2008): 258–60.
  9. Castelli, Alberto, trans. Tommaso Moro: Lettere. Intro. John Harriott, S.J. Ed. Francisco Rognani. Milano: Vita e Pensiero, 2008.
    Review(s):
    1. Francisco Rognani, Chi era Alberto Castelli, http://www.santommasomoro.com/moro_ita/PDF/Lettere%20-%20Castelli%20Alberto.pdf;
    2. Vittorio Gabrieli, Moreana 174 (2008): 250–52.

Selections

  1. The lady's monitor: selected from the writings of Lady Jane Grey, Queen Catharine Parr, Lady Elizabeth Brooke, Elizabeth Smith, Sir Thomas More, Sir John Cheeke, and William Penn: with short biograph[ie]s of the writers. London: John Taylor, 1828. 135–60. [Sullivan 2:207. Contains six of More's Letters.]
  2. Walter, William Joseph. Letters. Sir Thomas More: A Selection from his Works as Well in Prose as in Verse. Forming a Sequel to Life and Times of Sir Thomas More. Baltimore: Fielding Lucas Jr.; Philadelphia: Barrington and Haswell, 1841. 313–44. Online at http://books.google.com/books?id=0VMeAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA313
  3. Allen, P. S., and H. M. Allen, eds. Letters. Sir Thomas More: Selections from His English Works and from the Lives by Erasmus and Roper. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1924. 154–70. [Reprints eight letters, including some of the Prison Letters.]
  4. Delcourt, Marie, trans. Thomas More: Oeuvres choisies. Les Cent Chefs-d'oeuvre étrangers. Paris: La Renaissance du Livre, 1936. 107–28, 139–44, 173–76. [French translations (some in part) of seven letters.]
  5. Williamson, Claude C. H., ed. St. Thomas More, 1478–1535. Letters From the Saints: Early Renaissance and Reformation Periods from St. Thomas Aquinas to Bl. Robert Southwell. London: Salisbury Square, n.d [1958?]. 65–71. [The texts of four of More's letters: Allen 623 and Rogers 31, 107 and 218.]
  6. Slavin, Arthur, ed. Sir Thomas More: From his Letters. Humanism, Reform, and Reformation in England. New York: Wiley, 1969. 34–45, 90–93. [Sum. Geritz G077. Reprints six letters, including the Letter to Oxford (37–45).]
  7. Marc'hadour, Germain. Thomas More, ou la sage folie. Collection Philosophes de tous les temps 76. Paris: Éditions Seghers, 1971. 144–147, 151–154, 169–171. [French translation of four of More's letters, including his last.]
  8. Clements, R. J., and L. Levant, eds. Renaissance Letters: Revelations of a World Reborn. New York: New York UP, 1977. 2, 25–31, 142, 218–21, 395, 427–29. [An anthology of Renaissance letters; includes five of More's letters.]
  9. Rowse, A. L., ed. A Selection of More's Letters. A Man of Singular Virtue: Being a Life of Sir Thomas More by his son-in-law William Roper, and a selection of More's Letters. London: Folio Society, 1980. 97–127. [With 57 Illustrations. Nineteen Excerpts (not complete letters), including the letter to Joyeuse Leigh, eight to Wolsey, letters to his wife, the Nune of Kent, Cromwell (two), the King and five to Margaret Roper.]
    Review(s):
    1. Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 74 (1982): 107–108.
  10. McGinty, G., ed. Saint John Fisher, Bishop and Saint Thomas More, Martyrs. Today We Celebrate: The Saints and Their Message for Us. London: Collins, 1986. 159–62. [A prayer of Fisher's and one of More's Letters.]
  11. Corrigan, Felicitas, ed. The Saints, Humanly Speaking. Ann Arbor, MI: Charis Books, Servant Publications, 2000. 115–16, 128–29, 131–34, 249–50. [Reprints four letters.]
  12. Taillé, Michel, ed. Thomas More: Histoire, Église et spiritualité. Textes et correspondance. Paris: Bayard, 2005. 36–72, 87–108, 114–115, 201–205, 227–237, 251–258. [Selections.]

Individual Letters

  1. Flügel, Ewald. Ein ungedruckter Brief Sir Thomas More's. Anglia 14 (1892): 497–99. online at https://www.digizeitschriften.de/dms/img/?PID=PPN338212566_0014|log91. [Sullivan 1:360. On More's letter to John Holt (Rogers #2).]
  2. Rogers, Robert Samuel. A Letter from Sir Thomas More to Conrad Goclenius. With a Note by Elizabeth Frances Rogers. Madison, NJ: Golden Hind Press, 1949. [Sum.: G. M. Moreana 139/40 (1999): 86.]
  3. Margolin, Jean Claude. Thomas More et l'education des filles. Revue Philosophique de la France et de l'étranger 146 (1956): 539–47. [Geritz F176. On More's Letter to Gonell in Stapleton's Vita. Includes French translation (543–47).]
  4. Tunstall, Cuthbert. Licence for Sir Thomas More to keep and read heretical books, 7 March 1528. English Historical Documents, Vol. V: 1485–1558. Ed. C. H. Williams. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1967. 828–29. [Translation of Rogers #160; cf. CW 8: 1137–39.]
  5. Meulon, Henri. Lettre de More à John Colet. Moreana 22 (1969): 13–16. [French Translation of Rogers 3.]
  6. McCutcheon, Elizabeth. The Apple of my Eye: Thomas More to Antonio Bonvisi—A Reading and a Translation. [1981] See Prison Letters
  7. Marc'hadour, Germain. Thomas Morus: Epistola ad Erasmum (xviiio decembris 1526). Moreana 111/112 (1992): 103–10. [Facsimile reproduction of More's 1526 autograph letter to Erasmus (Allen VI:1770) [not 1170] now in Wrocław, Poland. Translated inCWE 12:414–419; SL #38, pp.161–65; and Marc'hadour/Galibois XLIV, pp. 1 (facsimile), 195–199.]
  8. Marc'hadour, Germain. Lettre de Thomas More à sa femme, 3 Septembre 1529. Moreana 113 (1993): 17–26. [English text of Rogers 174, together with French and Latin (by Thomas Stapleton) translations and notes.]
  9. Tunstall, Cuthbert. Preface to De Arte Supputandi. London: R. Pynson, 14 October 1522. sig. A2–A3. Rpt. in Sir Thomas More in the English Renaissance: An Annotated Catalogue. Ed. Jackson C. Boswell. Binghamton, NY: MRTS, 1994. 640, 296–299. Translated in The Thought and Culture of the English Renaissance: An Anthology of Tudor Prose, 1481–1555. Nugent, Elizabeth M., ed. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1956. 48–50. [Rogers 111. Prefatory Letter to the first Arithmetic published in England. Boswell includes Text and Translation. For More's epigram included in this volume see Individual Epigrams.]
  10. Marc'hadour, Germain. Lettre de Charles-Quint à Thomas More. Moreana 143/44 (2000): 147–50. [Herbrüggen #183A, pp.92–97. French Text and English Translation.]
  11. Gangale, Giuseppe, trans. I Dilectos filios di Tommaso Moro: La Corrispondenza tra Erasmo e Margaret Roper. Città di Vita [Florence] 62:3–4 (2007): 263–84.
  12. Béné, C., ed. Erasmus Roterodamus castissimae puellae Margaretae Roperae. in Commentarius in duos hymnos Prudentii. in ASD 5/7 (2013): 313–314. [=Allan Ep. 1404. Béné discusses Erasmus's relationship with Margaret Roper in the Introduction to the Commentarius, ASD 5/7: 301–309.]

Studies

  1. Villoslada, Ricardo Garcia. Tomás Moro en las epístolas de Erasmo. Razon y fé 109 (1935): 303–24 + 110 (1936): 328–52 + 111 (1936): 168–87, 386–405.
  2. Delcourt, Marie. L'Amitié d'Érasme et de More entre 1520 et 1535. Bulletin de l'Association Guillaume Budé no. 50 (Jan. 1936): 7–29. Rev. vers. as Érasme et Thomas More: Histoire d'une amitié. Érasme. Brussels: Éditions Labor, 1986. 63–91. [Geritz F053; Sullivan 1:260.]
  3. Nelson, William. The Friendship of Thomas More and John Colet: An Early Document. Modern Language Quarterly 1 (1940): 459–60. [Geritz F217. On More's letter to Colet, Rogers 3 (1504), and a document in Westminster Abbey in which More witnessed Colet's resignation (1502/03) from Goodeaster.]
  4. Fulham, Mary Vianney. Some Aspects of the Prose Style of Thomas More in His English Letters. Diss. Catholic U of America, 1962. [Geritz U001.]
  5. Herbrüggen, Hubertus Schulte. Some New Letters of St. Thomas More: Diplomacy on the Continent. The Tablet 4 July 1964, pp.8–10. Online at http://archive.thetablet.co.uk/article/4th-july-1964/8/some-new-letters-of-st-thomas-more.
  6. Schoeck, Richard J. On the Letters of Thomas More. [1967] See In Defence of Humanism and Poetry
  7. Marc'hadour, Germain. Budé of Paris and More of London. Moreana 19/20 (1968): 157–64.
  8. Mann-Phillips, Margaret. The Correspondence of Erasmus and Thomas More. Thomas More: 1477–1977, Colloque international tenu en novembre 1977. Ed. Aloïs Gerlo. Actes de l'Institut pour l'Étude de la Renaissance 6. Brussels: Éditions de l'Université de Bruxelles, 1980. 27–37. [Geritz U003; Wentworth 805.]
  9. Sawada, Akio. [More's Two Letters and His Educational Ideal of Pietas Docta.] Poetry and Drama in the Age of Shakespeare: Essays in Honour of Professor Shonosuke Ishii's Seventieth Birthday. Tokyo: Renaissance Institute, Sophia University, 1982. 15–22. [MLA. In Japanese. On Letters to Gonell and his children, inlcudes Japanese translation.]
  10. Schrenk, Gilbert. Profils d'humanistes: Budé, Érasme, More, d'après leur correspondance (1500–1530). Travaux de Linguistique et de Littérature [Strasbourg] 21:2 (1983): 105–19.
    Review(s):
    1. Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 91/92 (1986): 131–32.
  11. Baumann, Uwe. Die Antike in den Epigrammen und Briefen Sir Thomas Mores. [1984] See Latin Epigrams.
  12. Blom, N. van der. La démission de More selon Érasme (d'après Allen X, lettres 2735, 2750 et 2780). Moreana 89 (1986): 29–34. With reactions by Jacques Chomarat and Roland Galibois 34–36.
  13. O'Donnell, Anne M. The Portrait of More in Erasmus' Last Letters, 1532–1536. [1986] See Biographers: Desiderius Erasmus.
  14. White, Thomas I. Legend and Reality: The Friendship Between More and Erasmus. Supplementum Festivum: Studies in Honor of Paul Oskar Kristeller. Ed. James Hankins, John Monfasani and Frederick Purnell, Jr. Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies 49 Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1987. 489–504. Rpt. in More. Great Political Thinkers 6. Ed. John Dunn and Ian Harris. 2 vols. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publications, 1997. II: 363–378. [Geritz F345; Wentworth 95. On the letters between More and Erasmus in the period 1520–1535.]
  15. Schulte Herbrüggen, Hubertus. Artes dictandi und erasmische Theorie in More's lateinischen Briefen. Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Guelpherbytani: Proceedings of the Sixth International Congress of Neo-Latin Studies: Wolfenbüttel, 12 August to 16 August 1985. Ed. Stella P. Revard, Fidel Rädle, Mario A. Di Cesare. Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies 53. Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1988. 503–12. Online at http://www.archive.org/details/guelphactaconven00inteuoft [Geritz U006.]
  16. Kraye, Jill. Erasmus and the Canonization of Aristotle: The Letter to John More. England and the Continental Renaissance: Essays in Honour of J. B. Trapp. Ed. E. Chaney and P. Mack. Woodbridge, Suffolk: The Boydell P, 1990. 37–49. With an Appendix: Erasmus's Aldine Aristotle, by M. C. Davies. 50–52. [Sum.: Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 117 (1994): 115.]
  17. Billingsley, Dale B. Readers and the Dangers of Reading in More's Works. [1993] See Polemical Works: General Studies.
  18. McCutcheon, Elizabeth. The Humanism of Thomas More: Continuities and Transformations in His Latin Letters. Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Bariensis: Proceedings of the Ninth International Congress of Neo-Latin Studies: Bari, 29 August to 3 September 1994. Ed. Rhoda Schnur et al. Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies 184. Tempe, AZ: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1998. 25–40. Rpt. Moreana 52:201–202 (2015): 359–382. Online at http://www.archive.org/details/barieactaconvent00inteuoft

See also In Defence of Humanism and Poetry, Letter to Bugenhagen, Letter to Frith. and Prison Letters.

In Defence of Humanism and Poetry: Letters to Dorp, Lee, Batmanson, Oxford and Germain de Brie

Manuscripts

  1. Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, MS lat. 8703. [CW 15: cxix–cxxiv, cxxxi–cxxxii. MS of Letter to Dorp. Folio 28v reproduced in CW 15: facing p.cxxi.]
  2. Sélestat [Alsace, France], Bibliothèque municipale, MS 345. fols. 6–30.. [CW 15: cxix–cxxiv, cxxxi–cxxxii. MS of Letter to Dorp. Folio 28v reproduced in CW 15: facing p.cxx.]
  3. Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Top. Oxon. e. 5. [CW 15: cxxv–cxxvii, cxxxi–cxxxii. 17th Century MS of Letter to Oxford. Folio 292 reproduced in CW 15: facing p.cxxv.]
  4. Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Rawlinson D. 399. [CW 15: cxxv–cxxvii, cxxxi–cxxxii. 17th Century MS of Letter to Oxford. Folio 98 reproduced in CW 15: facing p.cxxiv.]
  5. Oxford, MS Wood F. 22, fols. 50–79. [CW 15: cxxiii. MS of Letter to Dorp dependent on 1563.]

Early Editions

  1. More, Thomas. Thomae Mori Epistola ad Germanum Brixium. London: R. Pynson, 1520. [STC 18088; ESTC S104278; Gibson 60 + Smith 1981:32; CW 3/2: 590–92.]
  2. Epistolae aliquot eruditorum, nunquam antehac excusae, multis nominibus dignae quae legantur a bonis omnibus, quo magis liqueat quanta sit insignis cuiusdam sycophantae virulentia. Antwerp, M. Hillen, [May 1520], sigs. B4–F1, G3–O6. [CW 15: cxxvii–cxxix, cxxxii; Gibson 152; Sullivan 1:317. Titlepage reproduced in CW 15: facing p. cxxviii. Contains Letter to Lee and Letter to a Monk. Apart from the Aug. 1520 edition, not printed again until 1760.]
  3. Epistolae aliquot eruditorum uirorum, ex quibus persicuum sit Eduardi Lei uirulentia. Basel: Froben, August 1520. sigs. G4v–K2, M2v–S1v. [CW 15: cxxvii–cxxix, cxxxii; Gibson 153; Shaaber M218; Sullivan 1:317. Titlepage reproduced in CW 15: facing p. cxxix. Contains Letter to Lee and Letter to a Monk. Apart from the May 1520 edition, not printed again until 1760.]
  4. More, Thomas. Thomae Mori . . . Lucubrationes. Basil.: apud Episcopium F., 1563. sigs. z7–d6v. [365–428] [Gibson 74 + Smith 1981:35–36 + 1988:139; ARCR I: 824; CW 15: cxix–cxxiv, cxxxii. Edition of Letter to Dorp.]
  5. Stapleton, Thomas. Tres Thomae . . . Douai: Borgardus, 1588. 55, 260. [Gibson 121 + Smith 1981:45; ARCR I: 1159; CW 15: cxxv–cxxvii, cxxxii. Excerpts from Letter to Dorp (from 1563), and Letter to Oxford. For other editions see Early Biographers: Thomas Stapleton.]
  6. More, Thomas. Thomae Mori V.C. Dissertatio epistolica, de aliquot sui temporis theologastricorum ineptiis; deque correctione translationis vulgatae N. Testamenti; ad Martinum Dorpium theologum Louaniensium. Leiden: Elzevier, 1625. Rpt. Leiden: J. Sambix, 1654. 1625 online at Google Books [Gibson 55–56 + Smith 1981:31; ARCR I:830; Shaaber M214; CW 15: cxix–cxxiv, cxxxii. Edition of Letter to Dorp.]
  7. Erasmus, Desiderius. Erasmi Moriae encomium. Amsterdam: G. Blaeuw, 1629. [CW 15: cxxiii,n5–cxxiv. Includes More's Letter to Dorp (based on 1625).]
  8. More, Thomas. Epistola Thomae Mori ad Academiam Oxon. Oxford: Excudebat Iohannes Lichfield, Impensis Thomae Huggins, 1633. [STC 18087; ESTC S112886; Gibson 59 + Smith 1981:32; CW 15: cxxv–cxxvii, cxxxii. First Edition of Letter to Oxford. See also Manuscripts.]
  9. Erasmus, Desiderius. Erasmi Epistolae libri xxxi. Ed. Casp. Peucer. London: M. Flesher and R. Young, 1642. Variant imprint: Sumptibus Adriani Vlacq. [Wing E3201/M1635 and E3201A/M1635A; ESTC R4613 and R218212; Gibson 147; CW 3/2: 592. Includes More's Letter to Dorp (based on 1563) and Letter to Brixius.]
  10. Erasmus, Desiderius. Erasmi Moriae encomium. Leiden: J. Maire, 1648. [CW 15: cxxiii,n5–cxxiv. Includes More's Letter to Dorp (based on 1625).]
  11. Erasmus, Desiderius. Erasmi Moriae encomium. Oxford: W, Hall for F. Oxlad, 1663 [misdated 1633]. [Wing E3206; ESTC R38859; CW 15: cxxiii,n5–cxxiv. Includes More's Letter to Dorp (not mentioned in ESTC); based on 1625.]
  12. Erasmus, Desiderius. Erasmi Moriae encomium. Oxford: W, Hall for S. Bolton, 1668. [Wing E3207; ESTC R15566; CW 15: cxxiii,n5–cxxiv. Includes More's Letter to Dorp (not mentioned in ESTC); based on 1625.]
  13. Erasmus, Desiderius. Erasmi Moriae encomium. Ed. C. Patin. Basel: Typis Genethianis, 1676. 281–331. [Gibson 130; CW 15: cxxiii,n5–cxxiv. Includes More's Letter to Dorp, based on 1625.]
  14. More, Thomas. Thomas Morus Martino Dorpio S. D. and XIII: Thomas Morus Germano Brixio S. in Epistolae. . . Thomae Mori Angliae quondam Cancellarii, Opera Omnia. Frankfort and Leipzig: Christian Gensch, 1689. 284–301, 319–330. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/library.html [See Gibson 77; CW 15: cxxiv, n2; CW 3/2: 592. Includes Letter to Dorp and Letter to Brixius.]
  15. Erasmus, Desiderius. Erasmi Opera Omnia. Ed. Jean Leclerc. 10 vols. Leiden: P. Van der Aa, 1703. Vol. 3/2, cols. 1892–1916. [CW 15 cxxiii–cxxiv; Gibson 149. Includes More's Letter to Dorp.]
  16. Hearne, Thomas, ed, Epistola . . . ad Academiam Oxon. Guilielmi Roperi vita D. Thomae Mori equitis aurati, lingua anglicana contexta. Accedunt, Mori Epistola de scholasticis quibusdam Trojanos sese appellantibus; . . . E codicibus vetustis descripsit ediditque Tho. Hearnius, A.M. Oxoniensis. Oxford: Veneunt apud editorem, 1716. 59–67. [ESTC T133604; Gibson 118 + Smith 1981:45 + 1988:139; CW 15: cxxv–cxxvi; Hitchcock xxvi. According to Hitchcock, based on Burns MS J. Includes Letter to Oxford. Based on 1633.]
  17. Jortin, John, ed. The Life of Erasmus. 2 vols. London: J. Whiston and B. White, 1758–1760. Vol. 2: 627–46, 646–58, 662–67, 670–99. Rpt. 3 vols. London: Printed by Richard Taylor for John White, 1808. Vol. 3: 312–29, 342–53, 358–63, 365–93. Online at http://books.google.com/books?id=JukpAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA308 [ESTC T146995; CW 15: cxxv–cxxix, cxxxii; CW 3/2: 592. Jortin reprints the Letter to Brixius, Letter to Lee, Letter to Oxford (from 1633) and the Letter to a Monk. The Letters to Lee and to a Monk are reprinted here for the first time since 1520.]

Excerpt from a Letter to a Monk

  1. Day, John. Day's Descant on David's Psalmes . . . Oxford: J. Lichfield and J. Short, 1620. sigs. D3v–D4v. [STC 6424; ESTC S109428; Gibson 252; CW 15: cxxx,n2; Boswell #168. A translated excerpt from the Letter to a Monk about More's visit to Coventry (CW 15: 284/12–288/25). Boswell #168, pp.78–83, transcribes this passage as well as three other references to More, including a translation of another excerpt from the Letter to the Monk (CW 15/282–16–284/9). Day also refers extensively to More in two other works, see Boswell #269–70, pp.83–85.]
  2. Lambeth Palace MS Wharton 595, p.7. [CW 15: cxxx,n2. MS copy of Day's extract made by William Sancroft, Archbishop of Canterbury.]
  3. Sir Thomas More's narrative of a religious frenzy at Coventry. Bibliotheca topographica Brittanica. Ed. John Nichols. 8 vols. London: printed by and for John Nichols, 1780–1790. Vol. 4/8, no.17 (1783): 40–42. [ESTC T79947 and T79966; Sullivan; CW 15: cxxx,n2.]
  4. Reed, A. W. Rastell: Appendix 7. More's Adventure with the Friar of Coventry, c. 1508. Early Tudor Drama. London: Methuen, 1926. 224–29. [Sullivan; CW 15: cxxx,n2. Reprints Day's translation (226–29).]

Modern Editions

  1. Rogers, Elizabeth Frances, ed. The Correspondence of Sir Thomas More. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1947. 27–74, 111–20, 137–54, 165–206, 212–39. [Wentworth 356, 359, 361, 363, and 369. Latin texts: Rogers 15, 60, 75, 83 and 86.]
  2. Gibaud, Henri, ed. Thomas More: Réponse à un moine anti-érasmien. M. A. Diss. Centre d'Études Supérieures de la Renaissance, Université de Tours, 1967. [Edition of Latin text and French translation.]
  3. Guerlac, Rita, ed. An Appendix of Related Passages by Thomas More. Juan Luis Vives Against the Pseudodialecticians: A Humanist Attack on Medieval Logic, by Juan Vives. Texts and Studies in the History of Logic and Philosophy 18. Dordrecht: D. Reidel, 1978. 157–95. [Geritz P002; Wentworth 366. Includes a letter by More to Erasmus on Vives (Allen #1106) and generous excerpts from More's Letter to Dorp.]
    Review(s):
    1. Daniel Kinney, Moreana 70 (1981): 67–71.
  4. Kinney, Daniel, ed. Thomas More's Humanistic Defences: A New Critical Edition and Translation of Five Letter-Essays. Vols I–III. Diss. Yale U, 1983. [Geritz C025.]
  5. Kinney, Daniel, ed. In Defence of Humanism: Letter to Martin Dorp, Letter to the University of Oxford, Letter to Edward Lee, Letter to a Monk, with a new text and Translation of Historia Richardi Tertii. Vol. 15 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1986. xv–cxxxii, 1–311, 496–603. [Add.&Corr.: CW 1: 432–439; Geritz B012; Wentworth 355, 358, 362, and 368; Contains texts and translations for Letters to Dorp, Lee, Batmanson, and Oxford.]
    Review(s):
    1. Jacques Chomarat, Moreana 94 (1987): 65–70.
    2. Geoffrey R. Elton, English Historical Review 105 (1990): 175.
    3. A. J. Geritz, English Literary Renaissance 22 (1992): 120.
    4. Anne M. O'Donnell, Catholic Historical Review 74 (1987): 586–87.
    5. Anne Lake Prescott, Renaissance Quarterly 41 (1988): 515–17.
    6. J. S. Scott, Renaissance and Reformation 16:1 (1992): 86–87.
    7. J. N. Wall, Review of English Studies ns 40 (1989): 117–19.
  6. Kinney, Daniel, ed. Appendix C: More's Letter to Brixius. Latin Poems. Vol. 3, Part II of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. Clarence H. Miller, et al. New Haven: Yale UP, 1984. 549–694. [Geritz B013; Wentworth 360. Text and translation.]

Translations

  1. Delcourt, Marie, trans. Thomas More: Oeuvres choisies. Les Cent Chefs-d'oeuvre étrangers. Paris: La Renaissance du Livre, 1936. 107–12, 120–28. [Selections from Letters to Dorp and a Monk.]
  2. Scott-Craig, T. S. K., trans. Thomas More's 1518 Letter to the University of Oxford. Renaissance News 1 (1948): 17–24. Rpt. in The Thought and Culture of the English Renaissance: An Anthology of Tudor Prose, 1481–1555. Ed. Elizabeth M. Nugent. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1956. 64–72. Rpt. in St. Thomas More: Selected Letters. Ed. E. F. Rogers. Trans. M. Haworth, et al. Selected Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1961, 1967. 95–103. Rpt. in A Thomas More Source Book. Eds. Gerard B. Wegemer and Stephen W. Smith. Washington, DC: Catholic U of America P, 2004. 204–11. [Geritz P007; Wentworth 370.]
  3. Marc'hadour, Germain, trans. Lettre de Thomas More à Dorp. Saint Thomas More: Lettre à Dorp—La Supplication des Ames. Namur: Le Soleil Levant, 1962. 37–129.
    Review(s):
    1. Pierre Mesnard, Moreana 1 (1963): 30–39.
  4. Haworth, Marcus, S.J., trans. Letter to Dorp, and Letter to a Monk. St. Thomas More: Selected Letters. Ed. E. F. Rogers. Trans. M. Haworth, et al. Selected Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1961, 1967. 6–64, 114–144. [Wentworth 364 and 356. Haworth only translates the second half of the Letter to a Monk corresponding to Rogers 83, pp.184–206, lines 693–1555 = CW 15: 248–310. Kinney also mentions the existence of unpublished translations of the Letter to Brixius and the Letter to Lee by Haworth, see CW 3/2: 551, n2 and CW 15: cxxx, n1.]
  5. Gibaud, Henri, and Germain Marc'hadour, trans. Réponse de Thomas More à un moine anti-érasmien. Moreana 27/28 (1970): 31–83. Preface (pp. 31–38) by Marc'hadour and French translation by Gibaud and Marc'hadour (pp. 39–83).
  6. Nauwelaerts, Marcel A., trans. 363A. De Thomas More à Martin Dorp. La Correspondance d'Érasme. Bruxelles: Presses académiques européennes, 1974. Vol. 2: 189–421. [Not found in Allen, Erasmi Epistolae, but included in Leclerc, Erasmi Opera Omnia (Leiden, 1703), Vol. 3/2, cols. 1892–1916 (cf. CW 15 cxxiii–cxxiv; Gibson 149). Translation made from Rogers' edition.]
    Review(s):
    1. Roland Galibois, Lettre de More à Dorp, Moreana 47/48 (1975): 33–37.
  7. Dublineau-Le Breton, Marie-Hélène, trans. Lettre de Thomas More à Germain de Brie (avril 1520). Diss. Université Catholique de l'Ouest (Angers), 1980.
  8. Kagan, I. M., trans. Thomas More 1478–1978: Communist Ideals and Cultural History. Ed. V. I. Rutenberg. Moscow: Hayka, 1981. 323–74. [Cit.: CW 15:cxxix,n.2 (full title given in Cyrillic) and Hideo Tamura, Moreana 110 (1992): 11 and 13n.18. In Russian.]
  9. Cavallotto, Stefano, Intro. and Notes. Lettere a Maarten van Dorp (ottobre 1515). in Erasmo da Rotterdam: Elogio della Follia. Corrispondenza Dorp-Erasmo-Moro. Introduzione e note di Stefano Cavallotto. Traduzione della Comunità di San Leonino. Revisione del curatore. Milan: Edizioni Paoline, 2004. 378–418.

Selections

  1. Greene, James J., and John P. Dolan, eds. The Essential Thomas More. New York: Mentor, 1967. 99–109, 137–47. [Excerpts from a letter to Erasmus (Allen 388), The Letter to Oxford, and The Letter to Dorp.]
  2. Taillé, Michel, ed. Thomas More: Histoire, Église et spiritualité. Textes et correspondance. Paris: Bayard, 2005. 100–108, 227–232, 251–258. [Selections from the Letters to Oxford, Dorp and a Monk.]

Studies

  1. Vocht, Henry de, ed. Thomas More's Interference. Monumenta Humanistica Lovaniensia. Humanistica lovaniensia 1. Louvain: Librairie Universitaire, 1934. 154–59.
  2. Cooper, M. Scholastica. More and the Letter to Martin Dorp. Moreana 6 (1965): 37–44. [Geritz P001; Wentworth 365.]
  3. Sylvester, Richard S. Thomas More: Humanist in Action. Medieval and Renaissance Studies Ed. O. B. Hardison, Jr. Chapel Hill, NC: U of North Carolina P, 1966. 125–37. Rpt. in Essential Articles for the Study of Thomas More. Ed. Richard S. Sylvester and Germain Marc'hadour. Hamden, CT: Archon, 1977. 462–69, 665–66. [Geritz P009; Wentworth 288. On CW 15 and CW 3/2, App. C.]
  4. Schoeck, Richard J. On the Letters of Thomas More. Moreana 15/16 (1967): 193–203. Rpt. in part in More's Letters and the Epistolary Defence of Renaissance Humanism. The Achievement of Thomas More: Aspects of his Life and Works. English Literary Studies monograph series 7. Victoria, BC: English Literary Studies, University of Victoria, 1976. 25–38, 73–77. [Geritz P006; Wentworth 806.]
  5. Camporeale, Salvatore I. Da Lorenzo Valla a Tommaso Moro: lo statuto umanistico della teologia. Memorie domenicane ns 4 (1973): 9–102. Also published separately. [Study of More's Letter to Dorp (Rogers 15 and CW 15).]
    Review(s):
    1. Charles Trinkaus, Moreana 50 (1976): 91–95.
  6. Lavoie, Guy. La fin de la querelle entre Germain de Brie et Thomas More. Moreana 50 (1976): 39–44. [On Rogers 86 and CW 3/2, App. C, Allen 1087, etc.]
  7. Murphy, Clare M. An Epistolary Defence of Erasmus: Thomas More and an English Carthusian. Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Turonensis: Proceedings of the Third International Congress of Neo-Latin Studies, Tours 6–10 September 1976. Ed. Jean-Claude Margolin. De Pétrarque à Descartes, 38. 2 vols. Paris: J. Vrin, 1980. 329–47. [Geritz P005; Wentworth 357.]
  8. Marc'hadour, Germain. Thomas More convertit Martin Dorp à l'humanisme érasmien? Thomas More: 1477–1977, Colloque international tenu en novembre 1977. Ed. Aloïs Gerlo. Actes de l'Institut pour l'Étude de la Renaissance 6. Brussels: Éditions de l'Université de Bruxelles, 1980. 13–25.
  9. Santinello, Giovanni. Teologia e linguaggio in Tommaso Moro. Studia Patavina 24:3 (1977): 617–29. [Sum.: M.-Cl. Rousseau, Moreana 59/60 (1978): 86. Deals especially with the Letter to Dorp.]
  10. Silva, Álvaro de. Sir Thomas More y la Teologia: El Quehacer Teológico según la Carta a Martin van Dorp [The Mission of Theology According to More's Letter to Dorp]. Studium 17 (1977): 513–27. [Geritz P008.]
    Review(s):
    1. Daniel Kinney, Moreana 70 (1981): 71–72.
  11. Lytle, Guy. The Church Fathers and Oxford Professors in the Late Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation. Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Bononiensis: Proceedings of the Fourth International Congress of Neo-Latin Studies: Bologna, 26 August to 1 September 1979. Ed. Richard J. Schoeck. Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies 37. Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1985. 101–115. Online at http://www.archive.org/details/bononactaconvent00inteuoft [Geritz P004.]
  12. Kinney, Daniel. More's Letter to Dorp: Remapping the Trivium. Renaissance Quarterly 34 (1981): 179–210. [Geritz P003; Wentworth 367.]
    Review(s):
    1. Henri Gibaud, Moreana 75/76 (1982): 177–78.
  13. Baumann, Uwe. Dorp, Erasmus, More: Humanistische Aspekte einer literarischen Kontroverse. Thomas Morus Jahrbuch 1982. 141–159. [Sum.: Ingeborg Martin-Krumm, Moreana 87/88 (1985): 152.]
  14. Gueguen, John A. Why is There No University in Utopia? [1983] See Utopia: Humanism and Education.
  15. Marc'hadour, Germain. Thomas More in Emulation and Defense of Erasmus. Erasmus of Rotterdam: The Man and the Scholar. Ed J. Sperna Weiland and W. Th. M. Frijhoff. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1988. 203–14. [Geritz F169; Wentworth 84.]
  16. Mason, Harold A. They Haven't Got No Noses. Cambridge Quarterly 18 (1989): 129–59. [Geritz G061; Wentworth 286. Essentially a review article of CW 15, but very difficult to summarize. Mason is very critical of Kinney's high estimate of the importance of More's Letter to Dorp.]
    Review(s):
    1. Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 114 (1993): 99–100.
  17. Telle, Emile. Thomas More, le moine et Érasme. Bibliothèque d'Humanisme et Renaissance 51 (1989): 77–105. [Sum.: Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 113 (1993): 65–66. On More's defence of Erasmus in his letter to John Batmanson.]
  18. Grace, Damian. Utopia and Academic Scepticism. More's Utopia and the Utopian Inheritance. Ed. A. D. Cousins, and Damian Grace. Lanham, MY: University Press of America, 1995. 1–21. [Geritz G036.]
  19. Kinney, Daniel. On Transposing a Context: Making Sense of More's Humanist Defences. Editing Texts in the Age of Erasmus: Papers Given as the Thirtieth Annual University of Toronto Conference on Editorial Problems. Ed. Erica Rummel. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1996. 39–48.
  20. D'Alton, Craig W. The Trojan War of 1518: Melodrama, Politics and the Rise of Humanism. Sixteenth Century Journal 28:3 (1997): 727–38. [Sum.: p.727. On More's Letter to Oxford.]
  21. Baumann, Uwe. Plädoyer für Offenheit im Bildungskanon. Der Brief des Thomas Morus an die Universität Oxford (R. 60). Ed. Wolfgang Isenberg and Stephan Lennartz. ZeitFenster. 50 Jahre Thomas-Morus-Akademie. Bergisch Gladbach: Thomas-Morus-Akademie, 2003. 166–170.
  22. Gilman, Donald. Teaching the Truth: Thomas More, Germanus Brixius, and Horace's Ars poetica. Moreana 164 (2005): 43–66. [Sum.: pp.43–44.]
  23. Scott, Alison V. More's Letters and the Comfort of the Truth. [2009] See Prison Letters.
  24. Murphy, Clare. Thomas More to Maarten van Dorp: tradition and humanism. Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Upsalienis: Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Congress of Neo-Latin Studies (Uppsala 2009). Ed. Astrid Steiner-Weber. 2 vols. Leiden: Brill, 2012. II: 721–33.

See also Correspondence, and Humanism.

Early Works

General Studies

  1. Sir Thomas More's English Works. TLS 9 July 1931: 533–34, 564, 621, 633.
  2. Doyle-Davidson, W. A. G. The Earlier English Works of Sir Thomas More. English Studies 17 (1935): 49–70. Rpt. in Essential Articles for the Study of Thomas More. Ed. Richard S. Sylvester and Germain Marc'hadour. Hamden, CT: Archon, 1977. 356–74, 644–50. [Geritz G021 and K003; Wentworth 281; Sullivan 1:292–93. On More's English poetry, the Life of Pico, Richard III, and the Four Last Things.]
  3. Sylvester, Richard S. A Part of his Own: Thomas More's Literary Personality in His Early Works. Moreana 15/16 (1967): 29–42. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana15-16pages29-42.pdf [Geritz G080; Wentworth 274. On More's poetry and his Life of Pico.]
  4. Jones, Judith P. The Humanist. Thomas More. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall (Twayne), 1979. 32–46, 77–85, 149–50, 153–54. [On More's early English poetry and Latin epigrams, Lucianic works, Life of Pico, the Four Last Things, and letters.]
  5. Margolin, Jean-Claude. Satire et humour dans les oeuvres de jeunesse se Thomas More. Le Satire humaniste: Actes du Colloque international des 31 mars, 1er et 2 Avril 1993. Ed. Rudolf De Smet. Université Libre de Bruxelles. Travaux de l'Institut Interuniversitaire pour l'Étude de la Renaissance et de l'Humanisme 11. Louvain: Peeters Press, 1994. 111–39. [On the Translations of Lucian, the Epigrammata and Utopia.]
    Review(s):
    1. Briggite Biot, Moreana 125 (1996): 109–110.
  6. Wegemer, Gerard B. Young Thomas More and the Arts of Liberty. [2011] See General Critical Studies of More's Works.

Extracts from More's English Works

Add references to Richard III in Ben Jonson's Grammar, see Sullivan 2:173 and Gibson 369.

  1. Johnson, Samuel. A History of the English Language. Preface to A Dictionary of the English Language. 2 vols. London: W. Strahan, 1755. Vol. 1: G2v–***?. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/docs/Dictionary_English_Language.pdf (10 pages) [ESTC T117231; Sullivan II:169. Reprints Merry Jest, Ruefull Lamentation, Certain Meters, A substantial extract from History of Richard III, A Letter to Margaret Roper, Lewis the Lost Lover, and Davy the Dicer. See CW 1: xxxv and W. B. C, Watkins, Johnson and English Poetry Before 1660 (Princeton: Princeton UP, 1936 [rpt. New York: Gordian P, 1965]), 50.]
  2. Flügel, Ewald, ed. Neuenglisches Lesebuch. Zur Einführung in das Studium der Denkmäler selbst nach den Handshriften und ätesten Drucken. Halle: M. Niemayer, 1895. 40–42, 218–21, 256–261, 261–65, 335–44, 396, 485–87. [Includes selections from More's English Poetry, brief excerpts from the Religious works (Confutation, Heresies, and Passion), Robynson's translation of Utopia, Richard III, More's Letters, and Latin Epigrams.]
  3. Nugent, Elizabeth M., ed. The Thought and Culture of the English Renaissance: An Anthology of Tudor Prose, 1481–1555. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1956. 51–55, 64–72, 217–44, 428–54, 518–24, 547–59. [Selections from More's works, Harpsfield's Life, Bouge's Letter, and Margaret Roper's translation of Erasmus' Treatise on the Pater Noster. Selections also listed separately.]
  4. Elton, Geoffrey R., ed. Sir Thomas More (1478–1535). Renaissance and Reformation, 1300–1648. New York: MacMillan, 1963. 66–74. [Excerpts from Robynson's translation of Utopia, and from the Confutation, Apology and one of the Prison Letters.]
  5. Gray, Douglas, ed. Sir Thomas More. The Oxford Book of Late Medieval Verse and Prose. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1985. 407–12. [Excerpts from The Life of Pico, The History of Richard III, and The Four Last Things.]

See also General Selections from More's Works.

English Poems

Manuscripts

  1. Balliol College Library, Oxford, MS Balliol 354, fols. 104–106, 175–76, [Beal I/2: 349; CW 1: cx–cxiii, cxv–cxvii. Richard Hill's Commonplace Book (before 1536), contains copies of the Fortune Verses, and of a Rufull Lamentation. Transcribed by Flügel (1903) and Dyboski (1908) below. For a MS description, see Dyboski, xxxiv–lix. Folio 104 recto reproduced in CW 1: 30.]
  2. British Library, London, MS Sloane 1825, fols. 88v–89v. [Beal I/2: 349; CW 1: cx–cxiii. Text of a Rufull Lamentation. Mid-16th century copy in a 15th-century MS of Thomas Hoccleve. For a MS description, see Michael Seymour, The manucripts of Hoccleve's Regement of Princes, Transactions of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society vol.4, part 7 (1974): 274–75. Folio 88v reproduced on CW 1: 8.]
  3. British Library, Royal MS 17 G. XIV, fol. 453. [Beal I/2: 349; CW 1: cxvii–cxx. Copies of Davy the Dicer and Lewis the Lost Lover. For MS description, see CW 13: xx–xxvi. Folio 453 reproduced in CW 1: 44.]
  4. Guildhall Library, London, MS 1756, fols. 3v–10v (versos only). [Check for new catalogue number] [Copy of Lines 53–193 of More's Fortune Verses, copied c1518 (possibly from a lost printed edition) onto the versos of folios 3–10 of the MS. For a description of the MS and a transcription, see Edwards and Payne 2009 below in Studies.]
  5. Flyleaf transcription at the end of a copy of Juan-Luis Vives' edition of Augustine's De civitate Dei (Basel: Johann Froben, 1522), in the sacristy library of the Catholic church in Lower Brailes, Warwickshire. [CW 3/2: 67–68; and CW 1: cxvii–cxix. Facsimile reproduced in CW 3/2: between pages 303 and 304. Contains copies of Davy the Dicer and Lewis the Lost Lover, as well as CW 3/2: #278 and #280.]
  6. Transcriptions in a copy of the 3rd edition of More's Utopia sold at Christie's, London, June 23, 1993, lot 170. [See CW 1: cxviii for details. Copy of Davy the Dicer.]

For copies of Davy the Dicer in MSS of William Roper's Lyfe of Sir Thomas More, see CW 1: cxvii–cxix; Beal I/2: 348; and William Roper's Life: Manuscripts.

Editions

  1. [More, Thomas.] A mery gest how a sergeaunt woldel erne [sic] to be a frere. Enprynted at Londo[n] : By me Iulyan Notary, [1516?]. [STC 18091; ESTC S110034; Gibson 69 + Smith 1981:34. Title Page reproduced in CW 1: 14 (and Gibson).]
  2. More, Thomas. The boke of the fayre genty[l]woman that no man shulde put his truste, or confydence in: that is to say, Lady Fortune, flaterynge euery man that coueyteth to haue all, and specyally, them that truste in her, she deceyueth them at laste. [London]: Imprinted by me Robert Wyer dwellynge, in Saynt Martyns parysshe, in the Duke of Suffolkes tentes, besyde Charynge Crosse, [approximately 1540] [STC 18078.5; ESTC S2237; Gibson 47 + Smith 1981:29 + 1988:138. Edition of More's Fortune Verses. Unique copy in Lambeth Palace Library. Gibson: Caption title signed: Tho. Mo.]
  3. [Boorde, Andrew, and Thomas More.] A ryght pleasaunt and merye historie, of the mylner of Abyngton, with his wife, and his fayre daughter: and of two poore scholers of Cambridge: Wherevnto is adioyned another merye Iest, of a sargeaunt that woulde haue learned to be a fryar. Imprinted at London: [I. Charlewood for] By Rycharde Ihones, [c. 1576]. [STC 79; ESTC S111308; Gibson 70 + Smith 1981:34 + 1988:138. Second part contains text of More's A Merry Jest.]
  4. More, Thomas. These fowre thinges here folowyng Mayster Thomas More wrote in his youth for his pastyme. The Workes of Sir Thomas More Knyght . . . [Edited by William Rastell.] London: J. Cawod, J. Waly, and R. Tottell, 1557. ¶i–¶viiiv. Facsimile rpt. in EW 1931. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/1557Workes/Four_English_Poems.pdf [Gibson 73 + Smith 1981:35 + 1988:139.]
  5. Johnson, Samuel. A History of the English Language. [1755] See Extracts from More's English Works.
  6. Cayley, Arthur. Memoirs of Sir Thomas More. 2 vols. London: Cadell and Davis, 1808. 1: 11–15, 18–21, 34–68, 198. Online at http://www.archive.org/details/memoirsofsirthom01cayluoft [Sullivan 1:176–77. Reprints Pageant Verses, Ruefull Lamentation, Mery Jest, Fortune Verses, and Davey the Dicer.]
  7. Hazlitt. William C., ed. Remains of the Early Popular Poetry of England. 4 vols. London: J.R. Smith, 1864–66. 3: 119–29. [Sullivan 2:96. Edition of a Mery Jest.]
  8. Huth, H., and W. C. Hazlitt, eds. The Book of the Fayre Gentylwoman. Fugitive Poetical Tracts, First Series (1493–1600) 13. London: Privately Printed, 1875. [Sullivan 2:148. Edition of More's Fortune Verses reprinted from the copy of Wyer's edition in Lambeth Palace Library.]
  9. Flügel, Ewald, ed. Neuenglisches Lesebuch. Zur Einführung in das Studium der Denkmäler selbst nach den Handshriften und ätesten Drucken. Halle: Max Niemayer, 1895. 40–42. [Sullivan 1:360. includes Pageant Verses, Lewis, the Lost Lover, and Davey the Dicer.]
  10. Flügel, Ewald, ed. Liedersammlungen des 16 Jahrhunderts, besonders aus der zeit Heinrichs VIII. III: Die Lieder des Balliol Ms. 354. Anglia 26 (1903): 139–49, 184–87. [Sullivan 1:360. Edition of Richard Hill's Commonplace book, including More's Fortune Verses, and Ruefull Lamentation. See also Dyboski below.]
  11. Dyboski, Roman, ed. Fortune, and The Lamentation of Queen Elizabeth. Songs, Carols, and Other Miscellaneous Poems From the Balliol MS 354, Richard Hille's Commonplace-Book. Early English Text Society, es 101. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., 1907. 72–80, 97–99, 181–85; Appendix, pp.155–56, 165. Available online at https://archive.org/details/songscarolsando00hillgoog [Sullivan 1:304. Two of More's English poems common-placed by Richard Hill before 1536. In the Appendix: A Chronicle, Richard Hill also recorded More's death, p.165. This is MS "O" in CW 1: cx and cxv.]
  12. Sidney Lee, Intro. Utopia and Poems. London: Methuen Standard Library, 1906. [80]–104. [Worldcat OCLC 776569016. From EW 1557. Lady fortune also collated with 1556 Lambeth Palace copy.]
  13. Campbell, W. E., ed. The Early Poems. in EW 1931. 1: 325–44. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/docs/Early_Poems.pdf [Wentworth 292. Reproduces black letter text of 1557 edition, together with a modernized version.]
  14. Sylvester, Richard S., ed. Sir Thomas More, 1477–1535. The Anchor Anthology of Sixteenth Century Verse. Garden City, NJ: Anchor Press (Doubleday), 1974. 105–28, 596–97. [Complete text of A mery gest, Pageant Verses, and A Rueful Lamentacion.]
  15. Sylvester, Richard S., ed. Selections from the English Poems. St. Thomas More: The History of King Richard III and Selections from the English and Latin Poems. Selected Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1976. 97–123. [Wentworth 293. Complete text of A mery gest, Pageant Verses, and A Rueful Lamentacion, Lewis the Lost Lover, and Davey the Dicer.]
  16. Edwards, Anthony S.G., ed. English Poems. English Poems, Life of Pico, The Last Things. Edited by Anthony S.G. Edwards, Katherine Gardiner Rodgers, and Clarence H. Miller. Vol. 1 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1997. xvii–xxxvi, cx–cxx, 3–46 and 103–123, 191–208, 243–250. [Add. & Corr.: Germain Marc'hadour, Addenda & Corrigenda to CW1, Moreana 139/40 (199): 179–184; Geritz B010.]
    Review(s):
    1. A.D. Cousins, Moreana 139/40 (1999): 175–177.
    2. Romuald I. Lakowski, Renaissance Forum 3.2 (1998): 1–15.
  17. Marc'hadour, Germain, ed. Poèmes anglais: édition bilingue. Trans. André Crépin. Angers: Éditions Moreanum, 2004.
    Review(s):
    1. Dominique Le Tourneau, Moreana 160 (2004): 113–115.
  18. A Merry Jest, The Pageant of Life (1492–1501), A Rueful Lamentation, The Book of Fortune, and More's Fortune Poems of 1535. (© Center for Thomas More Studies [Dallas], 2009). http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/docs/Merry_Jest.pdf, http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/docs/Pageant_Life.pdf, http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/docs/Rueful_Lamentation.pdf, http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/docs/Book_Fortune.pdf, and http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/docs/Fortune_Poems.pdf. [Modern spelling versions based on EW 1931 with extensive annotations. Travis Curtright edited The Book of Fortune; no editor listed for other poems. For More's Pico Verses, see pp. 50–75 of Jeffrey Lehman's edition of The Life of Pico.]
  19. Thomas More's Pageants: The Ages of Life, Les Âges de la Vie. Ed. David Baird-Smith. Illustrated by Mary Baird-Smith. Trans. André Crépin. Éditions Moreana, 2011. [English-French edition to commemorate Germain Marc'hadour's 90th bithday.]
  20. Mock, Carle. Appendix A: [Fortune Verses] (c1504) by St. Thomas More: A Critical Edition. in The Structure, Design, and Argument of Thomas More's Fortune Verses. Moreana 185/86 (2011): 97–116. [Includes the GuildHall Library MS not in CW 1. See also Mock's article below in Studies.]
  21. Lakowski, Romuald I. A Preliminary TEI Edition of Sir Thomas More's English Poetry from the 1557 Folio. (Revised 6th July 2015) Available online at http://www3.telus.net/lakowski/poetry.html. [This edition. Includes TEI/XML and XHTML versions with an Introduction.]

Reference Works

  1. Concordance of Major English Terms in English Poems, Life of Pico, The Last Things (CW 1) Thomas More Studies 7 (2012) (PDF). http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/tms7.pdf [Includes PDF Concordances of Major Terms and Frequency Indices, plus complete concordances in HTML Frames for all three works.]
  2. Concordance of English Poems, CW 1. (CTMS 2012). http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/EPconcordance/framconc.htm

Translations

  1. Delcourt, Marie, trans. Thomas More: Oeuvres choisies. Les Cent Chefs-d'oeuvre étrangers. Paris: La Renaissance du Livre, 1936. 33–37. [Brief excerpts from A Mery Gest, the Lamentation and the Fortune Verses.]
  2. Marc'hadour, Germain, ed. Poèmes anglais: édition bilingue. [2004] See Translations
  3. Taillé, Michel, ed. Élégie sur la mort de la reine, et Les âges de la vie. Thomas More: Histoire, Église et spiritualité. Textes et correspondance. Paris: Bayard, 2005. 25–28, 183–185. [Selections from the Crépin translation.]
  4. Bajetta, Carlo M., trans. La lamentazione della Regina Elizabeth: saggio per un'edizione delle opere liriche di Tommaso Moro. Testo a Fronte: Rivista semestrale di teoria e pratica della traduzione letteraria [Milan] no. 37, Vol. XVIII (Dec. 2007): 147–162?.
  5. Bajetta, Carlo M., trans. Tommaso Moro: Poesie Inglesi. Classici del pensiero cristiano. Milan: San Paolo Edizioni, 2010. 208p.

Selections

  1. Padelford, Frederick Morgan. Early Sixteenth Century Lyrics. The Belles-lettres series, Section II. Middle English Literature, Boston: D. C. Heath, 1907. 100–101, 145–47. Rpt. New York: AMS Press, 1972. Rpt. Folcroft, PA: Folcroft Library Editions, 1973. 1907 edition Online at http://www.archive.org/details/earlysixteenthc00padegoog [Text of More's Pageaunt Verses; prose links included in notes.]
  2. Bantock, Granville. A Pageant of Human Life. Choral Suite For Male, Female, And Children's Voices. The words by Sir Thomas More. London: Novello [PN 14011]; New York: H. W. Gray, 1914. [Song cycle based on More's Pageant verses by the early 20th Century composer Granville Bantock (1868–1946).]
  3. Leslie, S., ed. Blessed Thomas More (Martyred 1535). An Anthology of Catholic Poets. London: Burns Oates and Washbourne, 1925. 153–54. [Modernized versions of two stanzas from The Twelue Weapons of Spirituall Battayle, and Lewys the Lost Louer.]
  4. Hebel, J. W., and Hoyt Hopewell Hudson, eds. Sir Thomas More. Poetry of the English Renaissance, 1509–1660. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1929. 9–10, 911. [Sullivan 2:97 and 134. Selections from The Pageant Verses, Lewys the Lost Louer, and Davy the Dicer.]
  5. Chambers, E. K., ed. Sir Thomas More. The Oxford Book of Sixteenth Century Verse. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1932. 15–17. [A Rueful Lamentation, and Lewis, the Lost Lover.]
  6. O'Connell, John Robert, ed. Lyra Martyrum: The Poetry of the English Martyrs, 1503–1681, An Anthology. Gathered together by the Rev. Sir John R. O'Connell; with a foreword by His Eminence Cardinal Bourne. London: Burns & Oates, 1934. [More one of six poets anthologized. Reprints Campbell's edition.]
    Review(s):
    1. TLS 30 May 1935: 349.
  7. Guiney, Louise Imogen, Geoffrey Bliss, and Edward O'Brien, eds. Recusant Poets, with a Selection from Their Work: Volume I, Saint Thomas More to Ben Jonson. New York: Sheed and Ward, 1939. 6–16. [Sullivan 2:58. Selections from six poets.]
    Review(s):
    1. J. L. N. O'Loughlin, Review of English Studies 16 (1940):466–67.
  8. Williams, John, ed. English Renaissance Poetry: A Collection of Shorter Poems from Skelton to Jonson. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, c.1963. Rpt. New York: W. W. Norton, 1974. Fayetteville, AR: U of Arkansas P, 2nd ed. 1990. 15–24. [Modernized versions of Pageant Verses, Thomas More to Them That Seek Fortune, excerpts from The Twelve Weapons, and The Twelve Properties.]
  9. Greene, James J., and John P. Dolan, eds. A Merry Jest: How a Sergaunt Wold Learn to Play the Friar. The Essential Thomas More. New York: Mentor, 1967. 158–68. [Modern spelling version.]
  10. Gabrieli, Vittorio, ed. Thomas More: Fancies Sports and Merry Tales. Biblioteca Italiana di testi inglesi 22. Bari: Adriatica Editrice, 1974. 57–76, 255–56. [A Mery Gest, Fortune Verses, and the Prison Verses.]
  11. Haley, Martin, ed. Thomas More as Poet. Florilegia Mori: An Anthology of Poems of Sir Thomas More, Some rendered from the Latin, the Rest in his English. [1974] See Latin Epigrams: Selections.
  12. Emrys Jones, ed. The New Oxford Book of Sixteenth Century Verse. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1991. 52–62. [A Lament of Queen Elizabeth and The Book of Fortune.]

See also Life of Pico: Selections.

Studies

  1. Pollard, A. F. The Lamentation of Queen Elizabeth. TLS 7 July 1932: 499. [Pollard identifies the figures mentioned in More's poem.]
  2. Reed, Arthur William. Notes to the Collations: A Supplementary Note, and Further Collations and Notes Thereon. EW 1931. 1: 223–27, 311–17, esp. 312. [Rpts. some additional verses to the Book of Fortune not found in the 1557 edition (pp. 223–27) and a latin epigram on the death of Queen Margaret, found in a manuscript after More's Rueful Lamentation (p.312).]
  3. Pyle, Fitzroy. Sir Thomas More's Verse Rhythms. TLS 30 Jan. 1937: 76. Rpt. in Essential Articles for the Study of Thomas More. Ed. Richard S. Sylvester and Germain Marc'hadour. Hamden, CT: Archon, 1977. 432–35. [Geritz M010; Wentworth 315. A Letter to the Editor.]
  4. Howarth, R. G. Hopkins and Sir Thomas More. Notes and Queries 192 (1947): 389 + 195 (1950): 438. [Geritz M007; Sullivan 2:131–32. On a possible echo of More's Lewis the Lost Lover in Hopkins based on the Psalm 106(107).]
  5. Chew, Samuel C. The Pilgrimage of Life. New Haven: Yale UP, 1962. 157–59. [Cit.: CW 1: xxi, n1. On the conjunction of the Ages of Man Motif with the iconographical tradition of Petrarch's Trionfi in the Pageant Verses.]
  6. Schulte Herbrüggen, Hubertus. Sir Thomas Mores Fortuna-Verse: Ein Beitrag zur Lösung einiger Probleme. Lebende Antike: Symposium für Rudolf Sühnel. Ed. Horst Meller and Hans-Joachim Zimmerman. Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag, 1967. 155–72. [Sum.: G.M. Moreana 14 (1967): 117–18; Geritz M012. For English translation see below under 2011.]
  7. Bowman, Thea M. A Complete Explication and Critical Analysis of the Ruful Lamentacion of the Deth of Quene Elizabeth, by Sir Thomas More. M. A. Diss. Catholic U of America, 1969.
    Review(s):
    1. Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 26 (1970): 93. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana26page93.pdf.
  8. Coogan, Robert. Petrarch and More's Concept of Fortune. Italica 46 (1969): 167–75. [Geritz L006; Wentworth 297. On More's verses on Fortune and Petrarch's De remediis utriusque fortunae.]
  9. Coogan, Robert. Petrarch and Thomas More. Moreana 21 (1969): 19–30. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana21pages19-30.pdf [Geritz M001; Wentworth 298.]
  10. Meulon, Henri. Un Poème Inédit de Thomas More? Moreana 23 (1969): 66–68. [Sum. Geritz E003. Meulon suggests the poem whose text he gives was actually written by Margaret Roper.]
  11. Coogan, Robert. Petrarch's Trionfi and the English Renaissance. Studies in Philology 67 (1970): 306–27. [Geritz M002. Discusses More on 310–12.]
  12. Marc'hadour, Germain. Another Look at More's Captions. Moreana 29 (1971): 91. [On the Pageant Verses.]
  13. Willow, Mary Edith. An Analysis of the English Poems of St. Thomas More. Bibliotheca Humanistica et Reformatorica 8. Nieuwkoop: B. De Graaf, 1974. [Geritz M014; Wentworth 318.]
    Review(s):
    1. Thea M. Bowman, Moreana 43/44 (1974): 101–03 Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana43-44pages101-104.pdf.
    2. Ruth Mohl, Renaissance Quarterly 28 (1975): 271–73.
  14. Duffy, Robert A. Thomas More's Nine Pageants. Moreana 50 (1976): 15–32. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana50pages15-32.pdf [Geritz, M005; Wentworth 304.]
  15. Kozikowski, Stanley J. Lydgate, Machiavelli, More and Skelton's Bowge of Courte. American Notes and Queries 15 (1977): 66–67. [Geritz M008. On the Image of Fortune.]
  16. Tromly, Frederic B. A Rufull Lamentacion of Elizabeth: Thomas More's Transformation of Didactic Lament. Moreana 53 (1977): 45–56. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana53pages45-56.pdf [Geritz M013; Wentworth 317.]
  17. Khanna, Lee Cullen. Images of Women in Thomas More's Poetry. [1978] See Latin Epigrams.
  18. Cousins, A. D. St. Thomas More as English Poet. Thomas More: Essays on the Icon. Ed. Damian Grace and Brian F. Byron. Melbourne: Dove Publications, 1980. 43–52. [Geritz, M003; Wentworth 299.]
  19. Schoeck, R. J. More, Sallust, and Fortune. Moreana 65 (1980): 107–110. [Geritz M011.]
  20. Zapatka, F. E. Prose Apothegms into Rime Royal: Thomas More's Translation of Pico della Mirandola's Twelve Rules. [1980] See The Life of Pico.
  21. McCutcheon, Elizabeth. Number Symbolism in St. Thomas More's Pageant Verses. Moreana 70 (1981): 29–31. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana70pages29-32.pdf [Geritz M009; Wentworth 312.]
  22. Fox, Alistair. Contrary Impulses: English Poems. Thomas More: History and Providence. New Haven: Yale UP, 1983. 9–27.
  23. Edwards, A. S. G. Robert Parkyn's Transcript of More's Prayer of Picus Mirandula vnto God. [1990] See The Life of Pico.
  24. Edwards, A. S. G. Middle English Pageant Picture? Notes and Queries ns 39 (1992): 25–26. [Geritz M006I. Edwards argues that the word Pageant in More's Pageant Verses could mean picture not tapestry.]
  25. Cousins, A. D. More and the Refiguring of Stoicism: The Prefatory Poems to The Boke of Fortune. Moreana 115/116 (1993): 19–32. Rpt. in More. Great Political Thinkers 6. Ed. John Dunn and Ian Harris. 2 vols. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publications, 1997. II: 471–484. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana115-116pages19-32.pdf [Sum.: p. 182; Geritz M004. On More's reworking of certain themes in Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy.]
  26. Edwards, Anthony S.G., ed. Introduction: English Poems. English Poems, Life of Pico, The Last Things. Edited by Anthony S.G. Edwards, Katherine Gardiner Rodgers, and Clarence H. Miller. Vol. 1 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1997. xvii–xxxvi, cx–cxx. [See English Poems: Editions for Reviews.]
  27. Cousins, A. D. Augustine, Boethius and the Fortune Verses of Thomas More. Moreana 149 (2002): 17–40. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana149pages17-40.pdf [Sum.: pp.17–18.]
  28. Tóta, Péter Benedek. Last Cast: Sir Thomas More's Tower Poems. Míves semmiségek: Tanulmányok Ruttkay Kálmán 80. Születésnapjára / Elaborate Trifles: Studies for Kálmán G. Ruttkay on His 80th Birthday. Edited by Gábor Ittzés, and András Kiséry. Pázmány Papers in English and American Studies 2. Piliscsaba, Hungary: Pázmány Péter Katolikus Egyetem, 2002. 156–75. [Sum.: Germain. Marc'hadour, Poèmes anglais (Angers: Moreana, 2004), 149–50.]
  29. Trapp, J. B. Petrarch's Triumph of Death in Tapestry. Thomas More . . . and More: Freundesgabe für / Liber Amicorum for Hubertus Schulte Herbrüggen. Edited by Christoph M. Peters and Friedrich-K. Unterweg. Frankfort am Main; New York: Peter Lang, 2002. 151–181. Rpt. in J. B. Trapp. Studies of Petrarch and his Influence. London: Pindar P, 2003. 171–200. [Sum.: (Ger.) pp.416–17; Gerhard Helmstaedter, Moreana 156 (2003): 113.]
  30. Bajetta, Carlo M. Sir Thomas More's Merry Jest. Textus: English Studies in Italy 21:3 (2008): 389–408. Online at https://www.academia.edu/1815217/Sir_Thomas_Mores_Merry_Jest [Deals with the legal background on Sanctuary in More's Poem.]
  31. Cousins, A. D. More's Pageant Verses, the History of Human Life, and the Pursuit of the Common Weal. Renaissance Historicisms: Essays in Honor of Arthur F. Kinney. Edited by James M. Dutcher and Anne Lake Prescott. Newark, DE: U of Delaware P, 2008. 36–53.
  32. Edwards, A. S. G., and M. T. W. Payne. A New Manuscript of Thomas More's Fortune Verses. Review of English Studies 60:256 (2009): 578–87. [Sum.: (Online) Description and transcription (584–87) of a Guildhall MS containing lines 53–193 of More's Fortune Verses.]
  33. Mock, Carle. The Structure, Design, and Argument of Thomas More's Fortune Verses. Moreana 185/86 (2011): 69–120. [Sum.: pp.69–70. For a critical edition including the GuildHall MS edited by Edwards and Payne 2009, see above.]
  34. Schmidt, Gabriela. Textual Encounters in an Age of Transition: Thomas More's Translations between Medieval and Humanist Literary Culture. [2011] See Thomas More as a Translator.
  35. Schulte Herbrüggen, Hubertus. Sir Thomas More's Fortune Verses: A Contribution to the Solution of a few Problems. Translated by Amos Johannes Hunt. Moreana 185/86 (2011): 121–48. [Sum.: pp.121–22. Originally published in German in 1967.]
  36. O'Connell, Patrick F. Leisure to Make Rhymes: St. Thomas More as English Poet. Logos 14:3 (Summer 2011): 155–176 + 14:4 (Fall 2011): 145–158.
  37. Wegemer, Gerard. More's Earliest Views of Libertas, Humanitas and Respublica (). [2011] See Translations of Lucian.
  38. Lakowski, Romuald. Two Neglected Poems of Thomas More and a Poem of Margaret Roper's. Moreana 191/192 (June 2013): 285–290. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana191-192pages285-290.pdf
  39. McCutcheon, Elizabeth. Wings and Crosses: Boethius's De Consolatione Philosophiae and More's Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation and Other Writings. See Dialogue of Comfort.

See also Latin Epigrams, Life of Pico, andEarly Works.

The Life of Pico

Manuscripts

  1. Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Lat. Th. d. 15, fol. 118r–119r. [A transcription of Pico's from Robert Parkyn's Commonplace book (before 1551). For a description of the MS, which contains other More texts, see CW 13: cxli–cxlii. For a transcription, see Edwards, in Textual History below.]
  2. British Library, London, MS. Sloane 848. fol. 12v–r. [Cit.: Edward J. L. Scott, Index to the Sloane Manuscripts in the British Museam (London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1904. rpt. 1971), 422. 17th Century MS. A brief summary of More's Life of Pico. For a transcription, see Edwards, in Textual History below.]

Editions

  1. More, Sir Thomas, trans. Here is conteyned the lyfe of Johan Picus erle of Myrandula a grete lord of Italy an excellent conning man in all sciences: [And] vertuous of lyuing. with dyuerse epistles [and] other warkis of the seyd Johan Picus full of grete science vertew and wysedome. whos lyfe [and] warkys bene worthy [and] digne to be redd [and] oftyn to to be had in memorye. By Gianfrancesco Pico della Mirandola [Enprynted at london: By Johan Rastell dwellyng at ye flete brydge at the abbot of wynchecombe his place, [1510?]]. [STC 19897.7; ESTC S104315; Gibson 67 + Smith 1981:34. For description, see CW 1: cxx–cxxi.]
  2. More, Sir Thomas, trans. Here is conteyned the lyfe of Iohan Picus erle of Myrandula a grete lorde of Italy an excellent connynge man in all sciences, [and] verteous of lyuynge : with dyuers epystles [and] other werkes of ye sayd Iohan Picus full of grete science vertue [and] wysedome, whose lyfe [and] werkes bene worthy [and] dygne to be redde and often to be had in memorye. By Gianfrancesco Pico della Mirandola. [[London]: In the Fletestrete at the sygne of the Sonne, by me Wynkyn de worde [ca. 1525]] Facsimile Rpt. The English Experience 884. Amsterdam: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum; Norwood, N.J.: Johnson, 1977. [STC 19898; ESTC S110458; Gibson 68 + Smith 1981:34. For description, see CW 1: cxxi–cxxiii.]
  3. More, Sir Thomas, trans. The life of Johan Picus Erle of Myrandula, a great Lorde of Italy, an excellent connyng man in all sciences, & vertuous of liuing: with diuers epistles & other workes of ye sayd Iohn Picus, full of greate science, vertue, and wisedome: whose life and woorkes bene worthy and digne to be read, and often to be had in memory. Translated out of latin into Englishe by maister Thomas More. In The Workes of Sir Thomas More Knyght . . . [Edited by William Rastell.] London: J. Cawod, J. Waly, and R. Tottell, 1557. sigs. a1–c1v [1–34]. Fascimile rpt. in EW 1931. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/library.html [Gibson 73 + Smith 1981:35 + 1988:139. For description, see CW 1: cxxiii–cxxvii. Sig. a1 reproduced in CW 1: 48.]
  4. Rigg, J. M., ed. Giovanni Pico della Mirandola: His Life by His Nephew Giovanni Francesco Pico: Also three of his letters, his Interpretation of Psalm XVI; his Twelve Rules of a Christian Life, His Twelve Points of a Perfect Lover, and his Deprecatory Hymn to God. Translated from the Latin by Sir Thomas More. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by J. M. Rigg, Esq., of Lincolns Inn, Barrister-at-law. London: David Nutt (Tudor Library), 1890. Online at http://www.archive.org/details/giovannipicodell00picouoft and http://www.exclassics.com/Pico/pico.pdf [Also includes Thomas Elyot's translation of the Twelve Rules as n.40, pp.89–93.]
  5. Kullnick, M., ed. Th. Morus, Picus Erle of Mirandula. Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 121 ns 21 (1908): 47–75, 316–40 + 122 ns 22 (1909): 27–50. [Includes Pico's Latin text and More's English translation.]
  6. Campbell, W. E., ed. The Life of John Picus. in EW 1931. 1: 345–96. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/docs/Life_Pico_Campbell.pdf [Wentworth 371, Reproduces black letter text of 1557 edition, together with a modernized version.]
  7. Edwards, Anthony S.G., ed. Life of Pico. English Poems, Life of Pico, The Last Things. Edited by Anthony S.G. Edwards, Katherine Gardiner Rodgers, and Clarence H. Miller. Vol. 1 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1997. xxxviii–lix, cxx–cxxviii, 47–123, 209–250. [See English Poems: Editions for Reviews. pp. cxx–cxxviii by Clarence Miller.]
  8. Miller, Clarence H., ed. Appendix A: More's Latin Sources for the Life of Pico. English Poems, Life of Pico, The Last Things. Edited by Anthony S.G. Edwards, Katherine Gardiner Rodgers, and Clarence H. Miller. Vol. 1 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1997. 279–381. [See English Poems: Editions for Reviews.]
  9. Lehman, Jeffrey S., ed. Life of John Picus Earl of Mirandola: 500th Anniversary Edition. (© Center for Thomas More Studies [Dallas], 2010). http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/docs/Life%20of%20John%20Picus.pdf [Extensively annotated modern-spelling edition based on CW 1.]
  10. Shaw, Russell, trans. The Life of Pico della Mirandola: A Very Spectacle to All. Intro. Gerard Wegemer, New York: Scepter Publishers, 2010. [Modernized version.]
    Review(s):
    1. Russell Shaw, A Christian Ironist, Inside Catholic (2010). http://www.insidecatholic.com/feature/a-christian-ironist.html

Reference Works

  1. Dougherty, M. V. Pico in English: A Bibliography. http://www.mvdougherty.com/pico.htm
  2. Concordance of Major English Terms in English Poems, Life of Pico, The Last Things (CW 1) Thomas More Studies 7 (2012) (PDF). See English Poems: Reference Works
  3. A Concordance of the Life of Pico, CW 1 (CTMS 2012). http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/PicoConcordance/framconc.htm [Standardized Spelling.]

Edward Jesup's Adaptation of More's Life of Pico (1720–1740)

  1. Jesup, Edward. The life of the great Picus, prince of Mirandula taken from the workes of Sir Thomas More knight . . . [Paris, France] Printed in the year 1720. [Not in ESTC; Worldcat OCLC 80450896; Gibson 366. Worldcat: Dedicatory epistle to William Law Jr. signed: Edwar'd Jesup. The selections from More's translation of the life Giovanni Pico della Mirandola are expressed in Jesup's own words; they include Pico's 12 rules for a Christian life, a letter to his nephew Giovanni Francesco Pico della Mirandola, who wrote his biography, and one to his friend Andrew Corneus. Gibson: At pp.61–70: The comparison between Picus and Monsieur Pascal.]
  2. Jesup, Edward. Life of the renown'd and illustrious John Picus, Prince of Mirandula, collected from the writings of several learned and faithful historians; more particularly from those of Sir Thomas More, knt. lord high chancellor of England. London, Printed by W. Burton, for J. Hooke, 1723. [Worldcat OCLC 14172628; Gibson 367? A Variant of the next item?]
  3. Jesup, Edward. The lives of Picus and Pascal, faithfully collected from the most authentick accounts of them. To which is subjoin'd, a parallel between those two Christian worthies. By Mr. Jesup. London: printed by W. Burton, for J. Hooke, at the Flower-de-Luce over-against St. Dunstan's-Church, Fleet-Street, 1723. Available online at Google Books [ESTC T41115; Gibson 367; Worldcat OCLC 779245141.]
  4. Jesup, Edward. The lives of John Picus, prince of Mirandola; and of the celebrated Mons. Pascal. With a parallel between those two Christian worthies. By Edward Jesup, Esq. London: printed for Ward and Chandler, at the Ship, next the Rose Tavern, without Temple Bar; and sold at their shop in Scarborough, [1730 to 1741?] [ESTC N19381; Worldcat OCLC 504812515 and 29131264. Third Edition. Reprint of 1723.]

Selections

  1. Walter, William Joseph. Poetry; Spiritual Precepts. Sir Thomas More: A Selection from his Works as Well in Prose as in Verse. Forming a Sequel to Life and Times of Sir Thomas More. Baltimore: Fielding Lucas Jr.; Philadelphia: Barrington and Haswell, 1841. 359–62. Online at http://books.google.com/books?id=0VMeAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA359 [The Twelve Rules.]
  2. Allen, P. S., and H. M. Allen, eds. The Life of John Picus, Earl of Mirandula. Sir Thomas More: Selections from His English Works and from the Lives by Erasmus and Roper. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1924. 36–51. [Substantial excerpt.]
  3. Humphries, B., ed. More, Thomas. The XII Properties or Condycions of a Lover. Ditchling Common, Sussex: St. Dominic's P, 1928, 1933.
  4. Delcourt, L.?, trans. Traductions de Saint Thomas More: les douze propriétés ou conditions d'un amoureux. Les douze armes de la bataille spirituelle. Revue de l'enseignement des langues vivantes 56 (March 1939): 104–112. [Sullivan 1:260. Brief preface by Marie Delcourt.]
  5. Hallett, Philip E., ed. A Prayer of Picus Mirandula unto God. English Prayers and the Treatise on the Holy Eucharist by St. Thomas More. London: Burns Oates & Washbourne, 1938. Rpt. as The English Prayers of Sir Thomas More. Springfield, IL: Templegate, 1995. 33–41. [Geritz C006; Wentworth 785.]
  6. Nugent, Elizabeth M., ed. Life of John Picus. The Thought and Culture of the English Renaissance: An Anthology of Tudor Prose, 1481–1555. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1956. 51–55.
  7. Marc'hadour, Germain. Les enchantements de Circé (c.1510). Thomas More, ou la sage folie. Collection Philosophes de tous les temps 76. Paris: Éditions Seghers, 1971. 143–144. [French Translation from the first Letter of Pico.]
  8. Gardiner, Helen. The Faber Book of Religious Verse. London: Faber & Faber, 1972. 72–73. [Sum.: Moreana 38 (1972): 110. Four stanzas from The Twelve Properties or Conditions of a Lover, and two stanzas from The Prayer of Pico.]
  9. Trapp, J. B., ed. Sir Thomas More: Life of Pico. The Middle Ages through the Eighteenth Century. Vol. 1 of The Oxford Anthology of English Literature. Ed. J. Hollander and F. Kermode. 2 vols. London: Oxford UP, 1973. 569–70.
  10. Marc'hadour, Germain, and Jocelynne Malhomme, trans. Hymne à Dieu Seigneur et Père. Prions avec Saint Thomas More. Angers: Éditions Moreana, 1997. 63–69.
  11. Marc'hadour, Germain, and Jocelynne Malhomme, eds. Pico's Prayer to God, Lord and Father. Praying with Saint Thomas More. Angers: Éditions Moreana, 1998. 71–78.
  12. Wegemer, Gerard B., and Stephen W. Smith, eds. Twelve Properties of a Lover. A Thomas More Source Book. Washington, DC: Catholic U of America P, 2004. 164–70.
  13. Taillé, Michel, ed. Vie de Pic de la Mirandole. Thomas More: Histoire, Église et spiritualité. Textes et correspondance. Paris: Bayard, 2005. 190–197. [French translation of the two Letters to Pico's Nephew.]

See also English Poems: Selections.

Textual History

  1. Bowers, Fredson. Printing Evidence in Wynkyn de Worde's Edition of The Life of Johan Picus by St. Thomas More. Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 43 (1949): 398–99. [Geritz O001; Sullivan 1:116.]
  2. Edwards, Anthony S. G. Robert Parkyn's Transcript of More's Prayer of Picus Mirandula vnto God. Moreana 101/102 (1990): 133–38. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana101-102pages133-138.pdf [Sum.: p.138; Geritz O005; Wentworth 372. Gives Parkyn's text with list of variants from printed editions.]
  3. Edwards, Anthony S. G. More's Life of Pico in the Early 17th Century. Moreana 110 (1992): 5–7. [Geritz O003. On extracts from More's Life of Pico in British Library MS. Sloane 848.]

General Studies

  1. Schütt, Marie. Mores Pico della Mirandola. Die englische Biographik de Tudor-Zeit. Hamburg: Friederichsen, de Gruyter & Co., 1930. 35–37.
  2. Stauffer, Donald A. English Biography Before 1700. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1930. Rpt. New York: Russell & Russell, 1964. 35–37.
  3. Rouault, Joseph. Une rencontre spirituelle de Joachim du Bellay avec Pic de Mirandole et Saint Thomas More. Eurydice: Cahiers de poésie et d'humanisme [Paris] (Sept. 1938–Feb. 1939): 38–48. [Gives Latin text of Pico's Prayer, and More's English translation, French translations by du Bellay and Louis des Masures and a Greek Translation, see Germain Marc'hadour Prions avec Saint Thomas More (Angers: Éditions Moreana, 1997) p.68.]
  4. Lehmberg, Stanford E. Sir Thomas More's Life of Pico Della Mirandola. Studies in the Renaissance 3 (1956): 61–74. [Geritz O010; Wentworth 375; Sullivan 2:222–223.]
  5. Gilmore, Myron Piper. More's Translation of Gianfrancesco Pico's Biography. l'Opera e il pensiero di Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola nella storia dell'Umanismo. 2 vols. Florence: Instituto nazionale di studi sul Rinascimento, 1965. 2: 301–04. [Geritz O008; Wentworth 374.]
  6. Weiss, Roberto. Pico e l'Inghilterra. l'Opera e il pensiero di Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola nella storia dell'Umanismo. 2 vols. Florence: Instituto nazionale di studi sul Rinascimento, 1965. 1: 143–58.
  7. Gabrieli, Vittorio. Giovanni Pico and Thomas More. Moreana 15/16 (1967): 43–57. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana15-16pages43-57.pdf [Geritz O007; Wentworth 373.]
  8. Coogan, Robert. Petrarch and Thomas More. [1969] See English Poems.
  9. Marc'hadour, Germain. Review of Maren-Sofie Røstvig, The Hidden Sense. Moreana 21 (1969): 109–10. [This review deals mainly with number symbolism in More and Pico.]
  10. Schoeck, Richard J. Thomas More and the Italian Heritage of Early Tudor Humanism. Arts Libéraux et Philosophie au Moyen Age. Actes du quatrième Congrès international de philosophie Médiévale. Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada, 27 aôut–2 septembre 1967. Vol I. Montréal: Institute d'Études Médiévales; Paris: J. Vrin, 1969. 1191–97. [Geritz F296; Wentworth 228.]
  11. Esmonde, Margaret Powell. A Patterne of Life: A Critical Analysis of St. Thomas More's Life of John Picus. Ph. D. Diss. U of Miami, 1971. [Geritz O006.]
  12. Willow, Mary Edith. Religious Theme with Artistic Treatment. An Analysis of the English Poems of St. Thomas More. Bibliotheca Humanistica et Reformatorica 8. Nieuwkoop: B. De Graaf, 1974. 17, 216–262, 270–71. [On the Pico Verses. For Reviews, see English Poems.]
  13. Maskell, David. Robert Gaguin and Thomas More, Translators of Pico della Mirandola. Bibliothèque d'Humanisme et Renaissance 37 (1975): 63–68. [Geritz O011.]
  14. Parks, George B. Pico Della Mirandola in Tudor Translation. Philosophy and Humanism: Renaissance Essays in Honor of Paul Oscar Kristeller. Ed. Edward P. Maloney. Leiden: E. J. Brill; New York: Columbia UP, 1976. 352–69. [Geritz O012; Wentworth 376.]
  15. Jones, Judith P. Thy Grace to Set the World at Nought: The Mystical Element in the Works of Thomas More. [1980] See Spirituality.
  16. Craven, William G. Pico della Mirandola, Symbol of his Age: Modern Interpretations of a Renaissance Philosopher. Travaux d'humanisme et Renaissance, 185. Geneva: Librairie Droz, 1981. 41, 85–86. [Geritz O002.]
    Review(s):
    1. Louis Valcke, Moreana 85 (1985): 95–100.
  17. Fox, Alistair. Contrary Impulses: Life of John Picus. Thomas More: History and Providence. New Haven: Yale UP, 1983. 27–35.
  18. Zapatka, Francis E. Prose Apothegms into Rime Royal: Thomas More's Translation of Pico della Mirandola's Twelve Rules. Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Guelpherbytani: Proceedings of the Sixth International Congress of Neo-Latin Studies: Wolfenbüttel, 12 August to 16 August 1985. Ed. Stella P. Revard, Fidel Rädle, Mario A. Di Cesare. Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies 53. Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1988. 395–400. Online at http://www.archive.org/details/guelphactaconven00inteuoft [Geritz O014; Wentworth 377.]
  19. Valcke, Louis. Jean Pic de la Mirandole lu par Thomas More. Miscellanea Moreana: Essays for Germain Marc'hadour. Moreana 100: Volume XXVI Mélanges Marc'hadour. Ed. Clare M. Murphy, Henri Gibaud and Mario A. Di Cesare. Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies 61. Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1989. 77–98. [Sum.: Moreana 98/99 (1988): 155, 249; Geritz O013.]
  20. Baker-Smith, Dominic. Origins. More's Utopia. Unwin Critical Library. London: HarperCollinsAcademic, 1991. Rpt. Renaissance Society of America Reprint Texts 11. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2000. 1–22, esp. 14–20.
  21. Trapp, J. B. Erasmus, John Colet, Thomas More and Thomas Linacre. Erasmus, Colet and More: The Early Tudor Humanists and their Books. The Panizzi Lectures 1990. London: The British Library, 1991. 79–141. [Pp. 123–131 deal with More's Life of Pico.]
    Review(s):
    1. Richard L. DeMolen, Renaissance Quarterly 46:4 (): 843–45.
    2. Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 111/112 (1992): 182–183.
  22. Valcke, Louis. Trois humanistes face à la cité: Jean Pic de la Mirandole, Thomas More, Érasme de Rotterdam. Aequitas, Aequalitas, Auctoritas: Raison théorique et légitimation de l'autorité dans le XVIe siècle européen / Theoretical Reason and Legitimation of Authority in XVIth Century Europe. De Pétraque à Descartes LIV. Ed. Danièle Letocha. Paris: Librairie philosophique J. Vrin, 1992. 19–32.
  23. Edwards, Anthony S. G. More's Lyfe of Picus and Blacman's Collectarium. Notes and Queries ns 40 (1993) 307–308. [Geritz O004.]
  24. Wegemer, Gerard. More's First Handbook on Spiritual Combat. A Portrait of Courage. Princeton: Scepter Publishers, 1995. 18–26, 244–45.
  25. Wegemer, Gerard. First, Self-Rule. Thomas More on Statesmanship. Washington, D.C.: Catholic U of America P, 1996. 37–53, esp. 39–49.
  26. Edwards, Anthony S.G., ed. Introduction: Life of Pico. English Poems, Life of Pico, The Last Things. Edited by Anthony S.G. Edwards, Katherine Gardiner Rodgers, and Clarence H. Miller. Vol. 1 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1997. xxxviii–lix.
  27. Marc'hadour, Germain. Jean Pic de la Mirandole et son influence au nord des Alpes (1498–1560). Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Bariensis: Proceedings of the Ninth International Congress of Neo-Latin Studies: Bari, 29 August to 3 September 1994. Ed. Rhoda Schnur et al. Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies 184. Tempe, AZ: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1998. 9–24. Online at http://www.archive.org/details/barieactaconvent00inteuoft
  28. Murphy, Clare. Humanist Values in Thomas More's Life of Giovanni Pico della Mirandola. Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Bariensis: Proceedings of the Ninth International Congress of Neo-Latin Studies: Bari, 29 August to 3 September 1994. Ed. Rhoda Schnur, et al. Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies 184. Tempe, AZ: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1998. 419–25. Online at http://www.archive.org/details/barieactaconvent00inteuoft
  29. Bore, Isobelle. Thomas More et Pic de la Mirandole: Parcours croisés. Moreana 153/54 (2003) 7–26. [Sum.: p.7.]
  30. Chuilleanáin, Eiléan Ní. Motives of Translation: Reading Sir Thomas More's translation of Pico della Mirandola's Life and Works. Italian Culture: Interactions, Transpositions, Translations. Edited by Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin, Corinna Salvadori, and John Scattergood. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2006. 105–20.
  31. Semler, Liam E. Virtue, Transformation, and Examplarity in The Lyfe of Picus. A Companion to Thomas More. Ed. A. D. Cousins, and Damian Grace. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2009. 94–113. [Sum.: pp.13–14.]
  32. Beier, Benjamin W. The Subordination of Humanism: Young More's Profitable Work, The Life of John Picus. Moreana 179/80 (2010): 23–44. [Sum.: pp.23–24.]
  33. Foley, Michael P. Paradoxes of Pain: The Strategies of Appropriation by St. Thomas More of Pico della Mirandola's Spiritual Works. Moreana 179/80 (2010): 9–22. [Sum.: p.22]
  34. Karlin, Louis W. Translation as Conversion: Thomas More's Life of John Picus. Moreana 179/80 (2010): 63–84. [Sum.: pp.63–64.]
  35. Koterski, Joseph W. Circe's Beasts and the Image of God: More's Creative Appreciation of Pico's Humanist Spirituality. Moreana 179/80 (2010): 45–62. [Sum.: pp.45–46.]
  36. Phélippeau, Marie-Claire. His saints that are in the land of Him: More and Pico's Representations of Afterlife. Moreana 179/80 (2010): 103–121. [Sum.: pp.103–104.]
  37. Wegemer, Gerard. More's Life of Pico della Mirandola (): A Model of Libertas and Humanitas? Young Thomas More and the Arts of Liberty. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, . 70–87.
  38. Schmidt, Gabriela. Textual Encounters in an Age of Transition: Thomas More's Translations between Medieval and Humanist Literary Culture. [2011] See Thomas More as a Translator.
  39. Cummings, Robert. The Province of Verse: Sir Thomas More's Twelve Rules of John Picus Earle of Mirandula. Elizabethan Translation and Literary Culture. Edited by Gabriela Schmidt. Pluralisierung & Autorität 36. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2013. 201–226.

See also English Poems and Early Works: General Studies.

The Four Last Things

Editions

  1. More, Thomas. A Treatyce (vnfynyshed) vppon these wordes of holye Scrypture, Memorare nouissima, & in eternum non peccabis. Remember the last thynges, and thou shalt neuer synne. Made about the yere of our Lorde, 1522, by Sir Thomas More than knighte, and one of the priuye counsayle of King Henry theight, and also undertreasorer of Englande. The Workes of Sir Thomas More Knyght . . . [Concluding Note col.102: Sir Thomas More wrote no farther of thys woorke.] [Edited by William Rastell.] London: J. Cawod, J. Waly, and R. Tottell, 1557. e4v–fg8 [72–102]. Facsimile rpt. in EW 1931. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/library.html [Gibson 73 + Smith 1981:35 + 1988:139. Sig. e4v reproduced in CW 1: 126.]
  2. O'Connor, Daniel, ed. The Four Last Things By the Blessed Martyr Sir Thomas More, Kt. London and Leamington: Paternoster Books (Art and Book Co.), 1903. Rpt. King's Classics no.37. London: J. W. Luce, 1907. Rpt. London: Burns Oates and Washbourne, 1935. 1903 edition Online at http://www.archive.org/details/fourlastthings00more [Wentworth 778.]
    Review(s):
    1. TLS 29 Aug. 1935: 539–40.
  3. Campbell, W. E., ed. The Four Last Things. in EW 1931. 1: 457–99. Online as Part 1: The Remembrance of Death, Part 2: Of Pride and Envy, and Part 3: Of Covetousness, Gluttony, and Sloth at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/library.html [Sum.: Wentworth 777. Reproduces black letter text of 1557 edition, together with a modernized version.]
    Review(s):
    1. H. S. Bennett, Review of English Studies 8 (1932): 217.
    2. C. Smyth, Criterion 11 (1931): 153–55.
  4. Rodgers, Katharine Gardiner, ed. A Critical Edition of Thomas More's A treatyce on the Last Things. Diss. Yale U, 1993.
  5. Rodgers, Katharine Gardiner, ed. The Four Last Things. English Poems, Life of Pico, The Last Things. Edited by Anthony S.G. Edwards, Katherine Gardiner Rodgers, and Clarence H. Miller. Vol. 1 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1997. lx–cix, cxxviii–cxxx, 126–182, 250–278. [See English Poems: Editions for Reviews. pp. cxxviii–cxxx by Clarence Miller.]
  6. The Four Last Things. Saint Thomas More: The Four Last Things, The Supplication of Souls, A Dialogue of Conscience. Rendered in Modern English by Mary Gottschalk. Intro. Gerard Wegemer. Princeton: Scepter Publishers, 2002. 11–68.
    Review(s):
    1. Katherine Gardiner Rodgers, Moreana 159 (2004): 79–82.

Reference Works

  1. Concordance of Major English Terms in English Poems, Life of Pico, The Last Things (CW 1) Thomas More Studies 7 (2012) (PDF). See English Poems: Reference Works
  2. Concordance of The Last Things, CW 1. (CTMS 2012) http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/LastConcordance/framconc.htm

Translations

  1. Thomas More. De vier uitersten. Forholte [Voorhout]: Uitgeverij Foreholte, 1935. [Worldcat OCLC 40906079. Dutch translation. Translator unknown.]
  2. Delcourt, Marie, trans. Thomas More: Oeuvres choisies. Les Cent Chefs-d'oeuvre étrangers. Paris: La Renaissance du Livre, 1936. 133–38. [Brief selections.]
  3. Tholen, Alfred, trans. Von der Kunst des gottseligen Sterbens. Kevelaer: Butzon & Bercker, 1936. [A loose and somewhat bowdlerized German translation from O'Connor's edition (CW 1: cxxix).]
  4. Gabrieli, Vittorio, trans. Tommaso Moro, le quattro cose ultime. La cultura: Rivista di filosophia letteratura e storia 15 (1977): 447–503. Rpt. in Tommaso Moro, Le Quattro Cose Ultime con la Supplica delle Anime & nell'Orto degli Ulivi. Trans. Vittorio Gabrieli, Luciano Paglialunga, e Marialisa Bertagnoni. Milan: Edizioni Ares, 1998. ***–***. [See also Gabrieli's study below, also in La cultura.]
    Review(s):
    1. Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 61 (1979): 67–68.
  5. Unterweg, Friedrich-Karl, trans. Die Vier Letzten Dinge. Thomas Morus Werke 4. Munich: Kösel-Verlag, 1984.
    Review(s):
    1. Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 95/96 (1987): 187–89.
  6. Phélippeau, Marie-Claire, trans. Thomas More: Les Vérités dernièries. Angers: Moreana, 2000.
  7. Taillé, Michel, ed. Les fins dernières. Thomas More: Histoire, Église et spiritualité. Textes et correspondance. Paris: Bayard, 2005. 172–182. [Selections from Phélippeau's translation.]

Selections

  1. Walter, William Joseph. Sir Thomas More: A Selection from his Works as Well in Prose as in Verse. Forming a Sequel to Life and Times of Sir Thomas More. Baltimore: Fielding Lucas Jr.; Philadelphia: Barrington and Haswell, 1841. 281–96. Online at http://books.google.com/books?id=0VMeAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA281
  2. Allen, P. S., and H. M. Allen, eds. Remember the Last Things. Sir Thomas More: Selections from His English Works and from the Lives by Erasmus and Roper. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1924. 79–89. [Two extracts.]
  3. Pegis, A., ed. St. Thomas More: The Four Last Things, Death. The Wisdom of Catholicism. New York: Random House, 1949. 496–518. [Rpts. part of the EW 1931 edition.]
  4. Gabrieli, Vittorio, ed. Thomas More: Fancies Sports and Merry Tales. Biblioteca Italiana di testi inglesi 22. Bari: Adriatica Editrice, 1974. 115–120. [A number of extracts.]

Studies

  1. Doyle-Davidson, W. A. G. The Earlier English Works of Sir Thomas More. [1935] See Early Works.
  2. Hamilton, R. More's Philosophy of Death. Irish Ecclesiastical Record 17 (1941): 452–60. [On More's imaginative treatment of death in the Four Last Things.]
  3. Donner, H. W. St. Thomas More's Treatise on the Four Last Things and the Gothicism of the Transalpine Renaissance. English Miscellany 3 (1952): 25–48. Rpt. in Essential Articles for the Study of Thomas More. Ed. Richard S. Sylvester and Germain Marc'hadour. Hamden, CT: Archon, 1977. 343–55, 640–44. [Geritz T008; Wentworth 779; Sullivan 1:290.]
  4. Gabrieli, Vittorio Thomas More: Le Quattro cose ultime. La Cultura 10 (1972): 219–35. [See also Gabrieli's translations above.]
    Review(s):
    1. Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 36 (1972): 116.
  5. Jones, Judith P. Thy Grace to Set the World at Nought: The Mystical Element in the Works of Thomas More. [1980] See Spirituality.
  6. Fox, Alistair. Archetype and Antitype: The History of King Richard III, The Four Last Things. [1983] See Richard III: Literary and Historical Studies.
  7. McCutcheon, Elizabeth. This Prison of the Yerth: The Topos of Immurement in the Writings of St. Thomas More. [1985] See The Dialogue of Comfort.
  8. Wegemer, Gerard. Spiritual Handbook II: The Four Last Things.. A Portrait of Courage. Princeton: Scepter Publishers, 1995. 92–96, 253–54.
  9. Rodgers, Katharine Gardiner, ed. Introduction: The Four Last Things. English Poems, Life of Pico, The Last Things. Edited by Anthony S.G. Edwards, Katherine Gardiner Rodgers, and Clarence H. Miller. Vol. 1 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1997. lx–cix. [See English Poems: Editions for Reviews.]
  10. Phélippeau, Marie-Claire. The Last Things, ou les Vérités dernièries, une variation sur le genre traditionnel d'ars moriendi. Moreana 153/54 (2003) 143–158. [Sum.: p.143.]
  11. Curtright, Travis. Profitable Learning and Pietas: The Life of Pico della Mirandola, ca. 1504–1510. The One Thomas More. Washington, DC: Catholic University Press of America: 2012. 15–41.

Latin Epigrams

Manuscripts

  1. British Library, MS Cotton Titus D. IV, folios 1–14. [CW 3/2: 326; Beal I/2: 349. Presentation MS of More's Coronation Poems (CW 3/2: #19–23), made for Henry VIII in 1509. Folios 8v, 12v reproduced in CW 3/2: between pages 107 and 108.]
  2. University of Leeds, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 25, fols. 1–6. [Beal I/2: 349. Early 17th-century. Copy of the five epigrams, plus prose preface; imperfect.]
  3. Folger Library, MS V. a. 339, fol. 32. [Beal I/2: 349; CW 3/2: #56. Copy of Latin text with an English translation beginning Knowest thow a moneth should end thy dayes, in a miscellany later owned by Joseph Hall, c. 1530s–50.]
  4. British Library, Lansdowne MS 978, fol. 152. [Beal I/2: 349–50; CW 3/2: #159. Copy in an MS volume compiled by Bishop White Kennett (1660–1728). Late 17th or early 18th century.]
  5. British Library, Royal MS 12 B, V, fol. 4. [Beal I/2: 350; CW 3/2: #235. Copy in a miscellany compiled by John Morris (1604–1605).]
  6. Vatican Library, MS Barbarinus latinus 2567. [Beal I/2: 350; CW 3/2: #258 and pp.410–11. See Thomas More: Epitaph.]
  7. British Library, Royal MS 17 D, XIV, fol. 453–453v. [Beal I/2: 350; CW 3/2: #278 and p.67; MS description in CW 13: xx–xxii, c. 1550–1557. More's verses punning on his name (Moraris si sit spes). Folio 453 reproduced in CW 1: 44.]
  8. Worcester College, Oxford, MSS 2. 23, fols. [83v–84]. [Beal I/2: 350; CW 3/2: #278. Copy in a miscellany, c. 1670.]
  9. Athenaeum Library, Deventer, Holland, I, 91 (101 G 6), fol. 207–208. [Beal I/2: 350; CW 3/2: #276 and pp.66–67. Copy of More's verses on pictures of Erasmus and Peter Gilles, 1517. Deventer MS reproduced in CW 3/2: between pages 299 and 300.]
  10. Flyleaf transcription at the end of a copy of Juan-Luis Vives' edition of Augustine's De civitate Dei (Basel: Johann Froben, 1522), in the sacristy library of the Catholic church in Lower Brailes, Warwickshire. [CW 3/2: #278 and #280. See English Poems: Manuscripts.]
  11. Royal Library, Brussels, MS. 15676–15677, p.62. [Facsimile and transcription in Henry de Vocht, ed. Jerome de Busleyden, Founder of the Louvain Collegium Trilingue: His Life and Writings. Humanistica lovaniensia 9. Turnhout: Brepols Press, 1950. 155, 257. [CW 3/2: #279 and p.68. Written in a flyleaf of a codex containing the works of Jerome Busleyden. Reproduced in CW 3/2: between pages 263 and 264.]]

Editions of Individual Epigrams not in Epigrammata

  1. Auctarium selectarum aliquot epistolarum Erasmi Roterodami ad eruditos et horum ad illum. Basel: Johan Froben, August, 1518. sigs. s4–s4v. [CW 3/2: #276, #277 and pp. 66–67; Gibson 145.]
  2. Epistolae D. Erasmi Roterodami ad diuersos et aliquot aliorum ad illum per amicos eruditos . . . Basel: Johan Froben, August 21, 1521. sigs. m6–m6v. [CW 3/2: #276, #277 and pp. 66–67; Gibson 146.]
  3. Fowler, John, ed. Doctissima D. Thomae Mori . . . Epistola, in qua . . . respondet Literis Ioannis Pomerani. Louvain: John Fowler, 1568. Titlepage verso. [CW 3/2: #278 and p.67; Gibson 61. See also British Library, Royal MS 17 D, XIV above in Manuscripts.]
  4. Holt, John. Lac Puerorum. Anglice Mylke for chyldren. London: Wynkyn de Worde, [c1508]. sigs. A1v–A2, H4. [CW 3/2: #273, #274 and p.66; STC 13604; ESTC S124868; Gibson 360. Reproduced in CW 3/2 between pages 295 and 296.]
  5. Holt, John. Lac Puerorum. Anglice Mylke for chyldren. Antwerp: Adrian van Bergen, [c.1510]. [CW 3/2: #273, #274 and p.65; Gibson 360; Boswell 334; STC 13606; ESTC S109994.]
  6. Holt, John. Lac Puerorum. Anglice Mylke for chyldren. London: Richard Pynson, [1510?]. sigs. A1v–A2, E6v. [CW 3/2: #273, #274 and p.66; Gibson 360; Boswell 334; STC 13605; ESTC S109422.]
  7. Holt, John. Lac Puerorum. Anglice Mylke for chyldren. Antwerp: Govaert Bac, [c.1511]. sigs. a1v, g3v. [CW 3/2: #273, #274 and p.66; Gibson 360; Boswell 334; STC 13606.3; ESTC S5113.]
  8. Linacre, Thomas. Linacri progymnasmata grammatices vulgaria. London: John Rastell, [1512]. sig. A1v. [CW 3/2: #275, and p.66; Gibson 389; Boswell 397; STC 15635; ESTC S103771.]
  9. More, Thomas. The Workes of Sir Thomas More Knyght . . . [Edited by William Rastell.] London: J. Cawod, J. Waly, and R. Tottell, 1557. sig. ¶4 [CW 3/2: #272 and p.65; STC 18076.]
  10. Tunstall, Cuthbert. De arte supputandi libri quattuor. London: R. Pynson, 14 October 1522. sig. s4. Rpt. Paris: Robert Estienne, 1529, 1538. Strassburg: ex offi. Knobloch, per Georg Machaerop, 1544, 1551. [CW 3/2: #281, and p.68; Gibson 157; STC 24319; ESTC S118552. For Tunstall's Prefatory Letter dedicated to More, see Preface.]

Editions

  1. More, Thomas. De optimo reipublicae statu deque noua insula Vtopia, libellus vere aureus, nec minus salutaris quam festivus . . . Epigrammata clarissimi disertissimique viri Thomae Mori Britanni, pleraque e Graecis versa. . . [Edited by Desiderius Erasmus.] Basel: Froben, March 1518. 166–271. Also (Utopia and More's Epigrams only, PDF Downloadable) online at http://brbl-dl.library.yale.edu/vufind/Record/3442667 also More's and Erasmus's Epigrams only online at http://reader.digitale-sammlungen.de/resolve/display/bsb10314426.html [USTC 630792; Gibson 3; Shaaber M222; CW 3/2: 2–6; CW 4: clxxxvii–clxxxix. Also contains Erasmus's Epigrammata (273–356) and More's Utopia (1–165). Titlepage of Epigrammata reproduced in CW 3/2: facing page 3 (and Gibson p.8).]
  2. More, Thomas. De optimo reipublicae statu deque noua insula Vtopia, libellus vere aureus, nec minus salutaris quam festivus . . . Epigrammata clarissimi disertissimique viri Thomae Mori Britanni, pleraque e Graecis versa. . . [Edited by Desiderius Erasmus.] [Colophon for More's Epigrams on p.271: Basileae apvd Io. Frobenivm mense decembri an M.D.XVIII. [December 1518]]. [169]–271. Facsimile Online [Start at Position 86 or Seite 165] at http://www.ub.uni-bielefeld.de/diglib/more/utopia/ More's Epigrammata online at Google Play Erasmus Epigrammata only (Full Text) online at Full Text ` and PDF Downloadable http://reader.digitale-sammlungen.de/resolve/display/bsb10984384.html [USTC 630793; Shaaber M223; CW 3/2: 6–7; CW 4: clxxxix–cxc; Gibson 4 (Titlepage p.11). Also contains Erasmus's Epigrammata and More's Utopia. ]
  3. More, Thomas. Epigrammata clarissimi disertissimique uiri Thomae Mori Britanni ad emendatum exemplar ipsius autoris excusa. [Edited by Desiderius Erasmus.] Basileae: Apvd Ioannem Frobenivm, mense Decembri 1520. More's Epigrams available (PDF Downloadable ) online at http://reader.digitale-sammlungen.de/resolve/display/bsb10991534.html and (Full Text) at http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/0002/bsb00023947/images/ and Google Play [USTC 651004; Gibson 57 + Titlepage + Smith 1981:31–32; Shaaber M215; CW 3/2: 7–9. Titlepage reproduced in CW 3/2: frontispiece (and Gibson).]
  4. More, Thomas. Epigrammata clarissimi disertissimique uiri Thomae Mori Britanni. Quibus praemissa sunt ipsius & G. Lilii Progymnasmata. Thomae Mori . . . Lucubrationes. Basil.: apud Episcopium F., 1563. 165–272. [Gibson 74 + Smith 1981:35–36 + 1988:139; CW 3/2: 9. Based on 1520. Beatus Rhenanus' Prefatory Letter (165–70); Progymnasmata (171–79); and Epigrammata (180–272)]
  5. More, Thomas. Epigrammata Thomae Mori pleraque e Graecis versa. Thomae Mori Angli, . . . Omnia, quae hucusque ad manus nostras peruenerunt, Latina Opera . . . Louanii: Apud Ioannem Bogardum, 1565, 1566; Rpt. Louvain: Zangrius, 1565, 1566. C6v–F1 [fols. 18v–31]. [CW 3/2: 9–10; See Gibson 75a–76b + Smith 1981:36–37 + 1988:139 . Based on the Nov. 1518 edition.]
  6. More, Thomas. Epigrammata Thomae Mori Angli, viri eruditionis pariter ac virtutis nomine clarissimi, Angliaeque olim Cancellarii. London: Humphrey Mosley, 1638. Available on Google Play [STC 18086; ESTC S112885; Gibson 58 + Smith 1981:32 + 1988:138; CW 3/2: 10. Based on 1520.]
  7. More, Thomas. Thomae Mori Poemata, Quibus Praemissa Sunt Quaedam Ipsius & Guilielmi Lilii Progymnasmata. Francofurti ad Moenum, Ex Officina Christiani Genschii. In Thomae Mori Angliae quondam Cancellarii, Opera Omnia. Frankfort and Leipzig: Christian Gensch, 1689. 231–56. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/library.html [See Gibson 77 + Smith 1981:37; CW 3/2: 10. A reprint of the 1563 Basel edition.]
  8. Cayley, Arthur. Poemata. Quibus praemissa sunt quaedam ipsius et Guilielmi Lilii progymnasmata. Memoirs of Sir Thomas More with a new translation of Utopia, His History of King Richard III, and His Latin Poems. 2 vols. London: Cadell and Davis, 1808. Vol. 2: 259–364. Online at http://www.archive.org/details/memoirsofsirthom02cayluoft [CW 3/2: 10; Sullivan 1:176–77. Based on the Basel 1563 edition.]
  9. Bruenig, Jerome, S.J. An Edition of Thomas More's Epigrams. M.A. Thesis, St. Louis University, 1942. [Sullivan 1:124. Based on 1638 ed.]
  10. Bradner, Leicester, and Charles A. Lynch, eds. The Latin Epigrams of Thomas More. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1953. [CW 3/2: 10; Geritz C014; Sullivan 1:117–118. Latin text is based on both the 1518 and 1520 editions of More's epigrams and the English translation in turn served as the basis for the English text in CW 3/2. Cited as BL.]
    Review(s):
    1. Notes and Queries ns 1 (1954): 365.
    2. J. V. Landy, Thought 28 (1953): 468 [Sullivan 2:209–210].
    3. J. A. Naiden, Classical Weekly 47 (1953/54): 12–13.
    4. H. W. Garrod, Review of English Studies ns 5:18 (1954): 181–85 [Sullivan 2:17].
  11. Miller, Clarence H., Leicester Bradner, Charles A. Lynch, and R. P. Oliver. eds. Latin Poems. Vol. 3, Part II of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1984. (Hereafter CW 3/2.) [Add.&Corr.: CW 15: 661; CW 1: 425–427. Geritz B013; Wentworth 291. Essentially a revision and augmentation of Bradner and Lynch's edition, with extensive notes and commentary added.]
    Review(s):
    1. J. W. Binns, Moreana 86 (1985): 167–70. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana86pages167-170.pdf
    2. Lawrence V. Ryan, Renaissance Quarterly 38 (1985): 743–46.
  12. Firpo, Luigi, and Luciano Paglialunga, ed. and trans. Thomas More: Tutti gli Epigrammi. Pref. Germain Marc'hadour. Intro. Cesare Grampa. Classici del Pensiero Christiano, 10. Cinisello Balsamo, Milan: Edizioni San Paolo, 1994. 450p. [Bilingual Latin-Italian text. According to Ryan, includes a guide to the prosody of the epigrams by Paolo Focardi.]
    Review(s):
    1. Lawrence V. Ryan, Moreana 125 (1996): 99–101.

Reference Works

  1. Appendix E: Table of Corresponding Numbers: More's Latin Epigrams (1953), edited by L. Bradner and C. A. Lynch, and The Yale Edition. CW 3/2: 745–754.
  2. Intratext Text and Concordance of Epigramma selecta [1519–1520]. [2007] http://www.intratext.com/y/LAT0559.HTM
  3. Concordance of The Latin Epigrams, CW 3/2 http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/LatinEpigramsConcordance/framconc.htm

Selections

  1. Doyle, Charles Clay, ed. Appendix D: Reprints, Translations, and Adaptations of More's Latin Poems in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. CW 3/2: 695–744. [Lists 184 editions from 1518 to 1700 containing selections of More's epigrams in the original Latin and also verse and prose translations and adaptations.]
  2. Addison and Steele. The Guardian no. 163, 16 September 1713. [partial edition of Qualis Uxor Diligenda. Gibson #160, p.168; CW 3/2: notes to #143, p.372.]
  3. Walter, William Joseph. Poetry—Latin, with translations. Sir Thomas More: A Selection from his Works as Well in Prose as in Verse. Forming a Sequel to Life and Times of Sir Thomas More. Baltimore: Fielding Lucas Jr.; Philadelphia: Barrington and Haswell, 1841. 349–58. Online at http://books.google.com/books?id=0VMeAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA349 [CW 3/2: #263, #193, #95, #264. Latin texts with English translations.]
  4. Qualis Uxor Deligenda. Moreana 26 (1970): 19–32. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana26pages21-32.pdf [Reprints Latin epigram (CW 3/2 143) together with French (M. Ravazé) and English (L. Bradner) translations.]
  5. Nichols, Fred J. Thomas More. Anthology of Neo-Latin Poetry. New Haven: Yale UP, 1979. 462–467, 697–699. [Includes 8 latin epigrams and translations: CW 3/2: #55, 61, 75, 79, 117, 119, 167, 201.]
  6. Perosa, Alessandro, and John Sparrow, eds. Thomas More. Renaissance Latin Verse: An Anthology. London: Duckworth, 1979. 493–497. [Includes 3 latin epigrams: CW 3/2: #263, 264, 247.]
  7. Rizzi, Marius. Thomae Mori Epigrammata Selecta. Latinitas 27 (1979): 187–92 + 28:1 (1980): 37–40 + 28:3 (1980): 192–203. [Geritz N031.]
  8. Coronation Ode of King Henry VIII, 1509, 500th Anniversary Edition. [2009] http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/docs/Mores_1509_Coronation_Ode.pdf, With a Facsimile of the Epigram in Ben Jonson's copy of the 1565 Opera Omnia. http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/docs/Page20v_21r.jpg and http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/docs/Page21v.jpg [Latin text and English translation of CW 3/2: #19 in parallel columns from the Yale Edition.]

Modern Translations

  1. Delcourt, Marie, trans. Thomas More: Oeuvres choisies. Les Cent Chefs-d'oeuvre étrangers. Paris: La Renaissance du Livre, 1936. 38–43. [Translations from seven Latin epigrams.]
  2. Greene, James J., and John P. Dolan, eds. Latin Epigrams. The Essential Thomas More. New York: Mentor, 1967. 119–37. [Verse translations of twelve of More's Latin epigrams, including CW 3/2:#19, #143, pp.120–26, 127–32.]
  3. Marc'hadour, Germain. L'Avènement de Henry VIII. Thomas More, ou la sage folie. Collection Philosophes de tous les temps 76. Paris: Éditions Seghers, 1971. 134–139. [French Translation of five epigrams.]
  4. Kasparov, M. L., et al. Tomas More: Epigrammy. Istoriia Ritcharda III. [1973] See Richard III: Translations.
  5. Haley, Martin, ed. Thomas More as Poet. Florilegia Mori: An Anthology of Poems of Sir Thomas More, Some rendered from the Latin, the Rest in his English. Brisbane, Queensland: Smith and Paterson, 1974, 1983. [Geritz C024.]
    Review(s):
    1. Leicester Bradner, Moreana 50 (1976): 37–38.
  6. On with Jane Colt. Moreana 50 (1976): 36, 38. [Verse translations of More's Epitaph by Joseph Berrigan and Martin Haley.]
  7. Sylvester, Richard S., ed. Selections from the Latin Poems. St. Thomas More: The History of King Richard III and Selections from the English and Latin Poems. Selected Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1976. 125–62. [Wentworth 293. Prose translations of fourty-eight epigrams, reprinted from Bradner and Lynch (CW 3/2).]
  8. Firpo, Luigi, trans. Centoventi epigrammi. [One Hundred and Twenty Epigrams] Il Pensiero politico [Florence] 11:2 (1978): 209–242.
  9. Baumann, Uwe, trans. Thomas Morus, Epigramme. Übersetzt, eingeleitet, und kommentiert von Uwe Baumann. Thomas Morus Werke 2. München: Kösel-Verlag, 1983.
    Review(s):
    1. (Germ.) Bernhard Kytzler, Moreana 86 (1985): 171.
  10. Pape, Ingeborg, trans. Thomas Morus (1478–1535), Epigramme. Intro. Dietrich Lederer. Berlin: Union-Verlag, 1985. [German verse translation.]
    Review(s):
    1. Uwe Baumann, Moreana 94 (1987): 51–52.
  11. Lakowski, Romuald I., trans. From The Epigrams of Sir Thomas More. The Eclectic Muse [Vancouver] 2:2 (Easter 1991): 20–22. [Verse translations of twelve of More's shorter Latin epigrams.]
  12. Firpo, Luigi, and Luciano Paglialunga, ed. and trans. Thomas More: Tutti gli Epigrammi. [1994] See Editions.
  13. Taillé, Michel, ed. Thomas More: Histoire, Église et spiritualité. Textes et correspondance. Paris: Bayard, 2005. 29–35, 87–89, 98–99, 259–261.
  14. Baird-Smith, David. L'Epigramme 248 de Thomas More: Un échantillon sympathique de sa vie familiale. Moreana 46:176 (2009): 215–222. [Latin text of Epigram #248, with English and French translations.]
  15. Mclean, Susan. Thomas More's Latin epigrams translated anew. Moreana 185/86 (2011): 173–83. [Texts and verse translations of eight epigrams: #75, #118, #55, #39, #123, #152, #93, #97.]
  16. Harp, Jerry. A Verse Translation of More's Latin Epigrams into English. Moreana 53/203–204 (2016): 283–91. With an Introduction by Clarence Miller (available online) on p.283) [Text and translations of Epigrams #7, #55, #75, #79, #254, #255, #258, #259, #260.]

Studies

  1. Marsden, John Howard. Philomorus: A Brief Examination of the Latin Poems of Sir Thomas More. London: W. Pickering, 1842. Rev. ed. London: Longman, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1878. Online at http://www.archive.org/details/philomorusnotes00marsgoog [Sum.: G.M. Moreana 27/28 (1970): 14; Sullivan 2:287–88.]
  2. Epigrams. Quarterly Review CXVII (117) (1865): 204–209. [Sullivan 1:316–317.]
  3. Mann, Wolfgang. Der Vertreter der Pietas Litteratur: Thomas Morus. Lateinische Dichtung in England von Ausgang des Frühhumanismus bis zum Regierungsontritt Elizabeths. Untersuchungen zur nationalen und religiösen Grundlegung des englischen Humanismus. Halle (Saale): M. Niemeyer, 1939. 22–78. [Worldcat OCLC 2696929; Sullivan 2:276.]
    Review(s):
    1. Leicester Bradner, Modern Philology 37:1 (1939): 98.
  4. Bradner, Leicester. The Humanists: Thomas More and His Contemporaries. Musae Anglicanae: A History of Anglo-Latin Poetry, 1500–1925. The Modern Language Association of America, General Series 10. New York: Modern Language Association of America; Oxford: Oxford UP, 1940. 14–19. [Sullivan 1:118.]
  5. Nelson, William. Thomas More, Grammarian and Orator. [1943] See Latin Language. Rhetoric and Grammar.
  6. Hudson, Hoyt Hopewell. The Epigrams of Sir Thomas More. The Epigram in the English Renaissance. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1947. Rpt. New York: Octagon Books, 1966. 23–79. [Geritz N024; Wentworth 309; Sullivan 2:134.]
    Review(s):
    1. Leicester Bradner, Modern Language Notes 63 (1948): 577–78.
  7. Sabol, Andrew J. An English Source for One of More's Latin Epigrams. Modern Language Notes 63 (1948): 542. [Geritz N034. On the English source of In amicam foedifragam iocosum (CW 3/2 82).]
  8. Fletcher, Harris. The Earliest(?) Printing of Sir Thomas More's Two Epigrams to John Holt. Studies in Honor of T. W. Baldwin. Ed. D. W. Cameron. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1958. 53–65. [Geritz N020; Wentworth 306: Sullivan 1:357. See also William Nelson, Thomas More, Grammarian and Orator, in More: Latin Language. Rhetoric and Grammar.]
  9. Mason, Harold A. Bonae Literae and Belles-Lettres: The Relation of More to the Humanists. Humanism and Poetry in the Early Tudor Period. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1959. 27–58. [Geritz G060; Wentworth 285. A study of More's epigrams.]
  10. Sullivan, Frank. Sir Thomas More. TLS 9 Jan. 1959: 19. [Geritz N036.]
  11. Eldridge, Laurence. Latin Poetry of the Renaissance. The Antioch Review 24 (1964): 83–87. [Geritz N019.]
  12. Holahan, Susan L. More's Epigrams on Henry Abyngdon. Moreana 17 (1968): 21–26. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana17pages21-26.pdf [Geritz N023; Wentworth 308.]
  13. Telle, Emile V. De la ressemblance des enfants aux pères: Thomas More et l'embryologie. Moreana 18 (1968): 21–22. [On the epigram To Sabinus, (CW 3/2 205).]
  14. Dust, Philip. A Reference to More in Philemon Holland's Translation of Suetonius's Vitae Caesarum. Moreana 29 (1971): 17–21. [Geritz I034. On the sources of the epigram Ad Sabinum (CW 3/2 205) in Martial, and on an allusion to this epigram by Philemon Holland (1606).]
  15. Marc'hadour, Germain. Croisade triomphale de l'Angleterre. Moreana 35 (1972): 63–68. [The reactions of Skelton, More and Erasmus to the Battle of Flodden and the English campaigns in France in 1513.]
  16. Doyle, Charles Clay. The Popular Aspect of Sir Thomas More's Latin Epigrams. Southern Folklore Quarterly 37 (1973): 87–99. [Geritz N017; Wentworth 303. On folklore motifs in More's epigrams and parallels in English jestbooks.]
  17. Caricato, Frank S. John Donne and the Epigram Tradition. Diss. Fordham U, 1974. [MLA. D/A (1974) 34: 5132A-33A.]
  18. Doyle, Charles Clay. On the Neglected Sources of Some Epigrams by Thomas More. Moreana 46 (1975): 5–11. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana46pages5-12.pdf [Geritz N016; Wentworth 302.]
  19. Bradner, Leicester. More's Epigrams on Death. Moreana 50 (1976): 33–35. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana50pages33-36.pdf [Geritz N002; Wentworth 294. Includes discussion of More's epitaph.]
  20. Carpenter, Nan C. Note on Two Epigrams of More. Moreana 50 (1976): 11–12. [Geritz N007. On CW 3/2: 82 and 133.]
  21. Carpenter, Nan C. Thomas More and Music: Stanyhurst's Translation of the Abyngdon Epitaph. Moreana 62 (1977): 63–68. [Geritz N008.]
  22. Carpenter, Nan C. St. Thomas More and Music: The Epigrams. Renaissance Quarterly 30 (1977): 24–28. [Geritz N009; Wentworth 296.]
  23. Day, R. Morris. Sir Thomas More and the Defence of the Royal Navy. Personalities and Policies: Essays on English and European History Presented in Honor of Dr. Marguerite Potter. Ed. E. Deanne Malpass. Fort Worth, TX: Christian UP, 1977. 1–12. [Geritz N010; Wentworth 300. On More's Epigrams against Brixius on the subject of the ship Cordelîere.]
  24. Doyle, Charles Clay. The Background of More's Epigrams. Moreana 55/56 (1977): 61–64. [Geritz N013; Wentworth 301.]
  25. Ryan, Lawrence. The Shorter Latin Poem in Tudor England. Humanistica Lovaniensia 26 (1977): 101–131. [Geritz N033; Wentworth 316.]
  26. Khanna, Lee Cullen. Images of Women in Thomas More's Poetry. Quincentennial Essays on St. Thomas More. Ed. Michael J. Moore. Boone, NC: Albion, 1978. 78–88. [Geritz G051; Wentworth 311. An analysis of Latin three epigrams (CW 3/2 #265, 263, 143) and of the Ruefull Lamentation.]
  27. Marc'hadour, Germain. La poésie latine de Thomas Morus. Roczniki Humanistyczne [Lublin] 26:3 (1978): 35–43.
  28. Marc'hadour, Germain. The Death-Year of Thomas More's Mother. Moreana 63/2 (1979): 13–16. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana63pages13-16.pdf [Geritz F154. An epigram on the death of More's mother (1499?), not included in the Yale Edition.]
  29. Hutton, James. A Speculation on Two Passages in the Latin Poems of Thomas More. Essays on Renaissance Poetry. Ed. Rita Guerlac. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 1980. 330–38. [Geritz N025; Wentworth 310; David Bradshaw, Moreana 82 (1984): 23.]
  30. Tournoy, Gilbert. Twee ongepubliceerde gedichten bij portretten van Erasmus en Thomas More. Liber amicorum Prof. Dr. G. Degroote. Ed. Jozef Veremans. Brussels: Koninklijke Zuidnederlandse Maatschappij voor Taal, Letterkunde en Geschiedenis, 1980. 159–65, esp. 159–62. [CW 1:425. "On two unknown poems on the portraits of Erasmus and More(?): I. William Lily on the Quentin Metsijs diptych. II. Cornelius Boey/Boyus on Holbein's portrait of Erasmus" (BIHR 10#1118).]
  31. Kinney, Daniel. More's Epigram on Brixius' Plagiarism: One Poem or Two? Moreana 70 (1981): 37–44. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana70pages37-44.pdf [Geritz N026.]
  32. Miller, Clarence H. The Epigrams of Erasmus and More: A Literary Diptych. Erasmus of Rotterdam Society Yearbook 1 (1981): 8–29. Rev. vers. as The Epigrams of Erasmus and More. in CW 3/2: 38–56. Rpt. in A Companion to Thomas More. Ed. A. D. Cousins, and Damian Grace. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2009. 127–44. Rpt. in Miller, Clarence H. Humanism and Style: Essays on Erasmus and More. Intro. by Jerry Harp. Bethlehem: Lehigh UP, 2011. 58–70, 130–133. [Sum.: (2009) pp.14–15; (2011) p.15.]
    Review(s):
    1. J.K. Sowards, Moreana 75/76 (1982): 63–64.
  33. Fox, Alistair. Contrary Impulses: Epigrammata. Thomas More: History and Providence. New Haven: Yale UP, 1983. 45–49. [On More's epigrams on the Coronation of Henry VIII in 1509.]
  34. Miller, Clarence H., Leicester Bradner, Charles A. Lynch, and R. P. Oliver. eds. Introduction. Latin Poems. Vol. 3, Part II of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1984. 1–68. [See Editions for Reviews.]
  35. Wehrhahn, Heinz Martin. Bildgedichte unter Thomas Mores lateinischen Epigrammen. Thomas Morus Jahrbuch 1983/84. 131–67. [Sum.: Wehrhahn . . . discusses picture poems among More's Latin epigrams and his utilization of his Greek sources for the Anthologia Planudea Katharina M. Wilson, Moreana 87/88 (1985): 38.]
  36. Baumann, Uwe. Die Antike in den Epigrammen und Briefen Sir Thomas Mores. Beiträge zur englischen und amerikanischen Literatur 1. Paderborn: Schöningh, 1984. [Geritz L001.]
    Review(s):
    1. Ralph Keen, Moreana 86 (1985): 172–75. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana86pages172-175.pdf
    2. Richard J. Schoeck, Renaissance Quarterly 38 (1985): 760–62.
  37. Baumann, Uwe. Thomas More and the Classical Tyrant. [1985] See Thomas More and the Classics.
  38. Grace, Damian. Thomas More's Epigrammata: Political Theory, in a Poetic Idiom. Parergon ns 3 (1985): 115–29. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/docs/Grace_Damian.pdf [Geritz N022; Wentworth 307.]
  39. Callahan, Victoria Woods. Uses of the Planudean Anthology: Thomas More and Andrea Alciati. Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Bononiensis: Proceedings of the Fourth International Congress of Neo-Latin Studies: Bologna, 26 August to 1 September 1979. Ed. Richard J. Schoeck. Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies 37. Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1985. 399–412. Online at http://www.archive.org/details/bononactaconvent00inteuoft [Sum.: Seymour B. House, Moreana 95/96 (1987): 108; Geritz N003; Wentworth 295.]
  40. Nichols, Fred J. More and Martial. Moreana 86 (1985): 61–70. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana86pages61-70.pdf [Geritz N029; Wentworth 313.]
  41. McCutcheon, Elizabeth. This Prison of the Yerth: The Topos of Immurement in the Writings of St. Thomas More. [1985] See The Dialogue of Comfort.
  42. Perry, Kathleen. Blind Saturn: The Astrological Epigrams as Records of More's Cultural Conservatism. Moreana 86 (1985): 44–60. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana86pages44-60.pdf [Geritz N030; Wentworth 314.]
  43. Walter, Bruno. Épître de Beatus Rhenanus dédiant à Willibald Pirckheimer les Épigrammes de More. Moreana 95/96 (1987): 149–58. [Latin text and French translation with notes.]
  44. Bek, Lise. Thomas More on the Double Portrait of Erasmus and Pierre Gillis: Humanist Rhetoric or Renaissance Art Theory? [1988] See Iconography.
  45. Cameron, Alan. Sir Thomas More and the Greek Anthology. Florilegium Columbianum: Essays in Honor of Paul Oskar Kristeller. Ed. Karl-Ludwig Selig and Robert Somerville. New York: Italica P, 1987. 187–98. Revised version in The Greek Anthology: from Meleager to Planudes. Oxford: OUP, 1993. 178–186. [Geritz N004 and L019.]
    Review(s):
    1. Clarence H. Miller, More and MS Palatine 23 of the Greek Anthology, Moreana 98/99 (1988): 263–64.
  46. Grace, Damian. Subjects or Citizens? Populi and Cives in More's Epigrammata. Moreana 97 (1988): 133–36. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana86pages44-60.pdf [Geritz N021.]
  47. Klein, J. W. E. New Light on the Gouda Erasmiana Manuscripts. Quaerendo 18 (1988): 90–91. [Includes a reproduction of 3 epigrams by More: CW 3/2 145, 68 and 125.]
  48. Tournoy, Gilbert. Un nouveau témoin manuscrit de quelques poésies de Thomas More. Moreana 98/99 (1988): 189–90. [On copies of 3 epigrams (#145, 68, 125) by More in the Gouda municipal library, see also above J. W. E. Klein's New Light on the Gouda Erasmiana Manuscripts.]
  49. Strengholt, L. Epigrammen over en van Thomas More in Nederland. De Nieuwe Taalgids: Tijschrift voor Nederlandici 89 (1989): 211–225.
  50. Carlson, David R. Reputation and Duplicity: The Texts and Contexts of Thomas More's Epigram on Bernard André. English Literary History 58 (1991): 261–81. [Geritz N006.]
  51. Doyle, Charles Clay. The Scholar Fastened in Wedlock: An Apocryphal Epigram and Its Tradition. Moreana 108 (1991): 93–103. [Sum.: Marie-Claude Rousseau, pp.102–103.]
  52. Lüsse, Beate. Panegyric Poetry on the Coronation of Henry VIII: The King's Praise and the Poet's Self-Presentation. Henry VIII: In History, Historiography and Literature. Ed. U. Baumann. Frankfort am Main: Peter Lang, 1992. 49–78. [Sum. Albert J. Geritz, Moreana 121 (1995): 101. On Skelton, Hawes and More.]
  53. Carlson, David R. Formal Translation: Thomas More's Epigrams Before and After 1518. English Humanist Books: Writers and Patrons, Manuscript and Print, 1475–1525. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1993. 142–165, 239–249, and Figs. 28–32, between pp.126–127. [Geritz N005.]
  54. Rundle, David. A New Golden Age? More, Skelton and the accession verses of 1509. Renaissance Studies 9 (1995): 58–76. [Sum. Geritz N032.]
  55. Doyle, Charles Clay. On Some Antecedents of More's Epigrams 199, 210, 214. Moreana 139/40 (1999): 49–56. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana139-140pages49-56.pdf [Sum.: p.49.]
  56. Dust, Philip. Thomas More's Attitudes toward Women in The Epigrams. Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Abulensis: Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress of Neo-Latin Studies, Ávila, 4–9 August 1997. Ed. Rhoda Schnur, et al. Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 207. Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2000. 204–210. Online at http://www.archive.org/details/actaconventusneo00inteuoft
  57. McCutcheon, Elizabeth N. Laughter and Humanism: Unity and Diversity in Thomas More's Epigrammata. Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Cantabrigiensis: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Congress of Neo-Latin Studies, Cambridge 30 July–5 August 2000. Edited Rhoda Schnur, et al. Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies 259. Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2003. 351–59. Rpt. Moreana 52:201–202 (2015): 221–233. Online at http://www.archive.org/details/cantaactaconventu00inteuoft
  58. Cousins, A. D. Humanism, Female Education, and Myth: Erasmus, Vives, and More's To Candidus. Journal of the History of Ideas 65:2 (2004): 213–30. revised and condensed version in A Companion to Thomas More. Ed. A. D. Cousins, and Damian Grace. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2009. 77–94. [Sum.: (2009) p.13.]
  59. McCutcheon, Elizabeth N. Thomas More at Epigrams: Humanism or Humanisms? Challenging Humanism: Essays in Honor of Dominic Baker-Smith. Ed. Ton Hoenselaars, and Arthur F. Kinney. Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press, 2005. 75–89. Rpt. Moreana 52:201–202 (2015): 203–220. [Sum.: Ton Hoenselaars, p.14.]
  60. Ransom, Emily Ann. Fingerprints of Thomas More's Epigrammata on English Poetry. M.A. Diss. North Carolina State University, 2009. Online at http://repository.lib.ncsu.edu/ir/bitstream/1840.16/1353/1/etd.pdf
  61. Wegemer, Gerard. More's Coronation Ode: Artful Education of Eighteen-Year-Old Henry VIII, and Political Poems of ): Proposing Self-Government by Sound Deliberation. Young Thomas More and the Arts of Liberty. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, . 88–103, 104–118.
  62. McDonald, Grantley. Thomas More, John Clement and the Palatine Anthology. Bibliothèque d’Humanisme et Renaissance 75:2 (2013): 259–270. Online at https://www.academia.edu/12247382.

Reprints, Translations, and Adaptations of More's Epigrams in the 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries

Reference Works

  1. Doyle, Charles Clay. Appendix D: Reprints, Translations, and Adaptations of More's Latin Poems in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. Latin Poems. Vol. 3, Part II of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. Clarence H. Miller, et al. New Haven: Yale UP, 1984. 695–744. [Geritz N011; Wentworth 291. A checklist. See also below C. C. Doyle, More's Epigrams in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: A Supplement to CW 3/II.]
  2. Doyle, Charles Clay. More's Epigrams in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: A Supplement to CW 3/II. Moreana 117 (1994): 89–93. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana117pages85-93.pdf [Sum.: p. 173; Geritz N015. A checklist—see also above Appendix D: Reprints, Translations, and Adaptations of More's Latin Poems in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.]

Richard Stanyhurst [Stanihurst] (1547–1618)

  1. Stanyhurst, Richard. Thee first foure bookes of Virgil his Aeneis translated intoo English heroical verse by Richard Stanyhurst, wyth oother poetical diuises theretoo annexed. Imprinted at Leiden in Holland : By Iohn Pates, Anno M.D.LXXXII. [1582] A4, O4–O4v, P1, Q1–Q1v. Available online at http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A14485.0001.001 [STC 24806; ESTC S111544; Boswell #662, pp.324–25; CW 3/2: App. D: #50, p.720.]
  2. Stanyhurst, Richard. The first foure bookes of Virgils Aeneis, translated into English heroicall verse, by Richard Stanyhurst: with other poeticll [sic] deuises thereto annexed. At London: Imprinted by Henrie Bynneman dwelling in Thames streate neare vnto Baynardes Castell, Anno Domini, 1583. [STC 24807; ESTC S111556.]
  3. Stanyhurst, Richard. The First Four Books of the Aeneid of Virgil: In English Heroic Verse. With Other Translations and Poems. Edited by James Maidment. Edinburgh: Privately Printed, 1836. [xxxi], 148–52, 165–166. Online at https://archive.org/details/firstfourbooksn00maidgoog
  4. Stanyhurst, Richard. The First Four Books of Virgil's Aeneis with Other Poetical Devices Therto Annexed. Edited by Edward Arber. The English Scholars Library of Old and Modern Books, 10. London: E. Arber, 1880. [8], 143–45, 155–56. Available online at Google Books. Rpt. Westminster: Archibald Constable, 1895. [8], 143–45, 155–56. Online at https://archive.org/details/translationoffir00virguoft [ Sullivan I: 24.]
  5. Atkins, S. H. Certain of Sir Thomas More's Epigrams Translated by Stanihurst. Modern Language Review 26 (1931): 338–40. [Sullivan I: 32. Reprints More's Epigrams in Arber Edition.]
  6. Carpenter, N. C. Thomas More and Music: Stanyhurst's Translation of the Abyngdon Epitaph. [1977.] See Latin Epigrams.

Individual Epigrams

  1. Estrada, Francisco López. Tomás Moro y El Brocense. Moreana 15/16 (1967): 395–400. [Sum.: Germain Marc'hadour (Fr.), p.400. On references to More's Latin epigrams and to the Utopia by Francisco Sánchez de las Brozas (1523–1601).]
  2. Williams, Franklin B., Jr. Garlic and Customs Officers. Moreana 15/16 (1967): 209–10. [On an English translation of CW 3/2 254.]
  3. De Graaf, Bob. More's Choriambicum de vita suavi as a fill-up in a 16th-century Strasburg Schoolbook. Moreana 23 (1969): 53–55.
  4. Meijer, Marianne S. Thomas More, Lodovico Domenichi e L'honneur du sexe féminin. Moreana 38 (1973): 37–42. [Geritz N028. On CW 3/2: 61 and 65.]
  5. De Graaf, Bob. Thomas More in a German Best-Seller (1600–1643). Moreana 45 (1975): 29–36. [Geritz N012. Includes 55 epigrams and an excerpt from Calvin's Isaiah Commentary.]
  6. Doyle, Charles Clay. Moreana of the Late Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries. [1975] See R. W. Gibson and Updatings.
  7. Blanchard, André. Épigrammes de Thomas More dans une anthologie de 1539. Moreana 50 (1976): 66–72. [Geritz N001; Sullivan S2:17.]
  8. Meijer, Marianne S. Les aventures de deux épigrammes de Thomas More. Moreana 50 (1976): 5–10. [Geritz N027. A sequel to the Meijer's 1973 article above.]
  9. Doyle, Charles Clay. Where I Have No Nose. Folklore Feminists' Communication [Texas] no. 15 (Spring 1978): 21–23.
  10. Doyle, Charles Clay. Thomas More and the Epigrams of John Owen: A Reference and an Analog. [1980] See Poems about More.
  11. Dust, Philip. Thomas More's Influence on Erasmus' Epigram Against Julius II. [1980] See More and Erasmus.
  12. Schoeck, Richard J. Further Adventures of Two Epigrams of Thomas More: A 1573 Translation by Antoine du Verdier. Moreana (1982) 73: 67–68. [Geritz N035.]
  13. Smith, Constance. George Hardinge's Imitation of More's Verse on Quentin Metsys' Double Portrait of Erasmus and Peter Giles. Moreana 77 (1983): 39–41. [Geritz H019. On a late 18th Century imitation of More's epigrams.]
  14. Strengholt, L. Epigrammen over en van Thomas More in Nederland. De nieuwe taalgids 82/83 (1989): 211–25. [Sum.: Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 117 (1994): 112–13.]
  15. Dean, William. Kendall's Translation of a Morean Epigram. Moreana 101/102 (1990): 139–45. [Geritz N011. One of Kendall's translations of More's epigrams in Flowers of Epigrammes (1577), is actually by James Sanford (1569).]
  16. Doyle, Charles Clay. Bourbon's Nugae and More's Epigrammata. Moreana 123/124 (1995): 3–12. [Sum.: p.183; Geritz N014.]

See also Poems and Epigrams about More.

More's Translations of Lucian

Editions

  1. Erasmus, Desiderius, and Thomas More, trans. Luciani viri quam disertissimi compluria opuscula longe festiuissima ab Erasmo Roterodamo & Thoma moro interpretationibus optimis in latinorum lingua traducta: hac sequentur serie. Ex Erasmi traductione . . . Ex Mori traductione: Tyrannicida Luciani Moro interprete. Declamatio Mori de eodem, Cynicus Luciani a Moro versus. Menippus seu Necromantia Luciani eodem interprete. Philopseudes seu Incredulus ab eodem Moro in latinam linguam traductus. [Aa1] Thomae Mori Traductionis E Luciano ad M. Ruthalum praefatio. [Parisiis,] [Ex aedibus ascensianis [Josse Badius Ascansius] ad Idus Novemb. MDVI [(After 17th) November 1506]]. sigs. AAa1–CCc5v. Available online at Google Play [USTC 143129; BNF BP16_100767; Gibson 78 + Smith 1981:37; Shaaber M247; CW 3/1: lv–lvii; Univers 145. Titlepage reproduced in CW 3/1: frontispiece.]
  2. Erasmus, Desiderius, and Thomas More, trans. Luciani Erasmo interprete Dialogi & alia emuncta. Quorum quaedam recentius / quaedam annos abhinc octo sunt versa: sed nuper recognita: vt indice ad finem apponendo declarabimus. Quaedam etiam a Thoma Moro latina facta: & Quaedam ab eodem concinnata, Vaenundantur in aedibus Ascensiensis [First Colophon, Fol. CXXXVv: Parhisiis, ex officina Ascensiana rursus, Tertio Caleñ. Iunias [May 30th]. Anno. M.DXIIII. 2nd Colophon after Fol. CXXXIXv: Finis rursum in aedibus Ascensianis [Josse Badius Ascansius] ad Kalendas Iunias Anni.MDXIIII. [1st June 1514]] Folios CXI–CXXXV. Available online at Google Books and http://reader.digitale-sammlungen.de/resolve/display/bsb10166802.html [USTC 144272; BNF BP16_102560; Gibson 79 + Smith 1981:37; Shaaber M248; CW 3/1: lvii–lviii. Titlepage reproduced in CW 3/1: facing p. lviii. Folios CXV verso and CXVI verso from Universitätsbibliothek, Basel, reproduced with Erasmus's marginal corrections in CW 3/1: facing pages lx and lxii.]
  3. Erasmus, Desiderius, and Thomas More, trans. Luciani opuscula Erasmo Roterodamo interprete. Toxaris, sive de amicitia. Alexander, qui et Pseudomantis. Gallus, sive Somnium. Timon, seu Misanthropus. Tyrannicida, seu Pro tyrannicida. Declamatio Erasmi contra tyrannicidam. De iis, qui mercede conducti degunt. Et quaedam eiusdem alia. Eiusdem Luciani Thoma Moro Interpete, Cynicus. Menippus, sive Necromantia. Philopseudes, seu Incredulus. Tyrannicida. Declamatio Mori de eodem. [Venetiis in Aedibus Aldi, et Andreae Soceri, Mense Maio. M.D. XVI. [May 1516]] 187v–236v. For digital copy, see USTC. [USTC 838768; Gibson 80 + Smith 1981:38; Shaaber M249; CW 3/1: lviii–lxix.]
  4. Erasmus, Desiderius, and Thomas More, trans. [Yy1] Luciani Cynicus, Menippus siue Necromantia, Philopseudes siue incredulus, Tyrannicida, More Declamatio Lucianicae respondens, Thoma Moro Britanno vicecomite et ciue Londinensi interprete. in Luciani Samosatensis . . . De Erasmo Roterodamo Interprete. Ex posteriori recognitione M. D. XVII. [[Basileae,] Apud Io. Frobenium mense decembri M.D. XVII. [after 4th December 1517]] 542–642. Online at Bayerische Staatsbibliothek For digital copies, see USTC. [USTC 689404(despite the incorrect title); Gibson 81 + Smith 1981:38 + 1988:139; Shaaber M250; CW 3/1: lxix–lxiii. In Ioannes Frobenius Candidis Lectoribus S. D. (p.643), which is dated postridie Nonas Decembreis, An. M. D. XVII., Froben announces the forthcoming edition of Utopia (March 1518).]
  5. Erasmus, Desiderius, and Thomas More, trans. Opuscula Erasmo Roterodamo interprete. Toxaris, sive de amicitia. Alexander, qui et pseudomantis. Gallus, sive somnium. Timon, seu misanthropus. Tyrannicida seu, pro tyrannicida. Declamatio Erasmi contra tyrannicidam; De iis qui mercede conductidegunt; et quaedam eisdem alia. Eiusdem Luciani Thoma Moro interprete, Cynicus. Menippus, seu necromantia. Philopseudes, seu incredulus Tyrannicida; Declaratio Mori de eodem; Eiusdem Thomae Mori de optimo reip. statu deque nova insula Utopia libellus vere aureus. [Impressum Florentiae per haeredes Philippi Iuntae[ Filippo Giunta]. Anno. DXIX. a christiana salute supra mille mense Iulio [July 1519], Leone. X. Pontifice.] 172–216. BNF copy online at http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k1019792 [USTC 838767; Gibson 82 + Smith 1981:38 + 1988:82; Shaaber M251; CW 3/1: lxiv; CW 4: cxc. Also includes Utopia.]
  6. Erasmus, Desiderius, and Thomas More, trans. Ikaromennipos, e ypernephelos. Menippos e nekyomantia. Vion prasis. Luciani Icaromenippus, seu Hypernephelus, Erasmo Roterodamo interprete. Ejusdem Menippus, seu Necromantia versa a Thoma Moro. Ejusdem Vitarum auctio, interprete Nicolao Beraldo. [Edited by Nicolas Bérauld.] Louvain: Theo. Martin excudebat, [1519 or 1520]. ??Sigs. c1v–d3. [USTC 410151; Smith 1981:38 (after Gibson 82) + 1988:139; Shaaber M252. Not collated in Thompson's edition. For Gibson 84 + Smith 1981:39 + 1988:139 [dated 1522], see CW 3/1: xxv,n.2 and Smith 1981:39. For the 1522 text, see Google Books. It is possible that Gibson confused the two editions.]
  7. Erasmus, Desiderius, and Thomas More, trans. Declamatio lucianicae respondens luciani samosatensis saturnalia, cronosolon, epistolae saturnales, de luctu, abdicatus, icaromenippus toxaris Alexander gallus timon pro tyrannicida declamatio, Erasmi declamatio, lucianicae respondens, de iis qui mercede conducti degunt, dialogi X VIII . Hercules Gallicus, eunuchus de sacrificiis, convivium de astrologia, des. erasmo roterod. Interprete. Aliquot item ex eodem commentarii, thoma moro interprete, quos in calce huius libri numeratos reperies . . . Basileae apud Io. Frob. An. M.D. XXI. [Basileae apud Ioannem Frobennium Mense Augusto An. M. D XXI. [August 1521]] 244–98. Available online (PDF Downloadable} at http://www.bvh.univ-tours.fr/Consult/index.asp?numfiche=489 [USTC 673740; Gibson 83 + Smith 1981:38; Shaaber M253; CW 3/1: lxiv–lxv.]
  8. Erasmus, Desiderius, and Thomas More, trans. Luciani Samosatensis Opuscula quaedam, Erasmo Rote. & Thoma Moro interpretib. . . . [Sebastianus Gryphius Germanus [Sébastien Gryphe] excudabat Lugduni [Lyons], Anno M. D. XXVIII. [1528]] Lyons: Sebastian Gryphius, 1528. 403–90. [USTC 145979; Gibson 85 + Smith 1981:39 + 1988:139; Shaaber M254; CW 3/1: lxv–lxvi.]
  9. More, Thomas [and John Rastell?], trans. Necromantia, A dialog of the poete Lucyan . . . [~1530] See Lucian: English Translations
  10. Erasmus, Desiderius, and Thomas More, trans. Luciani Samosatensis dialogi aliquot Des. Erasmo Roter. & Thoma Moro interpretibus . . . Basileae, in officina Frobeniana An. M D XXXIIII [Basileae, in officina Frobeniana Hieronymum Frobenium & Nicolaum Episcopium M D XXXIIII [1534]]. 461–559. For digital copies, see USTC. [USTC 673742; Gibson 86 + Smith 1981:39; Shaaber M255; CW 3/1: lxvi.]
  11. Erasmus, Desiderius, and Thomas More, trans. Luciani Samosatensis dialogi aliquot D. Erasmo Rot. & Thoma Moro interpretibus . . . Apud Seb. Gryphium Lugduni, 1535. Lyons: Sébastien Gryphe, 1535. 422–510. [USTC 157049; Gibson 87 + Smith 1981:39; Shaaber M256.]
  12. Samosatensis, Lucianus. Opera, quae quidem extant, omnia, e Graeco sermone in Latinum, partim iam olim diversis autoribus, partim nunc demum per Jacobum micyllum translata. Cum argumentis et annotationibus eiusdem, passim adiectis. Frankfurt am Main: apud Christian Egenolff, 1538. Sigs. H6v–I3v, s5–t4v, ii2–114. Available online at http://reader.digitale-sammlungen.de/resolve/display/bsb10139746.html [USTC 673738; Gibson 88 + Smith 1981:39. Includes More's translations of Menippus, Philopseudes and Cynicus.]
  13. Erasmus, Desiderius, and Thomas More. Luciani Samosatensis dialogi aliquot . . . Apud Seb. Gryphium Lugduni, 1541. 407–494. [USTC 140181; Gibson 89 + Smith 1981:39; Shaaber M257. Gibson has Leyden instead of Lyons for place of publication.]
  14. Samosatensis, Lucianus. Opera, quae quidem extant, omnia, e Graeco sermone in Latinum, partim iam olim diversis autoribus, partim nunc demum per Jacobum Micyllum, translata. Cum argumentis et annotationibus eiusdem passim adiectis . . Francoforti [Frankfurt am Main], apud Christianum Egenolphum Hadamarium [Christian Egenolff], 1543. fols. 43v–51, 245–50, 326–28. For digital copy, see USTC. [USTC 673737; Gibson 90 + Smith 1981:40. Includes More's translations of Menippus, Philopseudes and Cynicus.]
  15. Samosatensis, Lucianus. Opera, quae quidem extant, omnia, a Graeco sermone in Latinum conversa, nunc postremum multo diligentius et melius quam ante ad Graecum exemplar correcta et emendata. Parisiis ex Officina Michaelis Vascosani M. D. XLVI. [January 1546] [Imprimebat Michael Vascosanus an. M. D. XLVI. mense Ianuario.] fols. 51–54, 271–77, 359v–62. For digital copy, see USTC. [USTC 149636; Gibson 91 + Smith 1981:40. Includes More's translations of Menippus, Philopseudes and Cynicus.]
  16. Samosatensis, Lucianus. Opera, quae quidem extant, omnia, e Graeco sermone in Latinum translata. Lyon, apud Jean Frellon, 1549. cols. 725–34, 644–57, 842–48. [USTC 150341; Gibson 92 + Smith 1981:40 + 1988:139. Gibson again confuses Lyon with Leyden. Includes More's translations of Menippus, Philopseudes and Cynicus.]
  17. Samosatensis, Lucianus. Venustiores brevioresque dialogi aliquot, Graece et Latine, Des. Erasmo Roterodamo interprete. Una cum adnotationibus io. Hauichhorstii monast. Post dialogi cuiusque finem convenienter appositis. Köln, in aedibus, 1552. [USTC 673710; Not in Gibson; Smith 1981:40 + 1988:139 (after Gibson 92). Smith: E2 verso and E3 recto and verso contain translations of Lucian by More (1981:40); Are these excepts?]
  18. Samosatensis, Lucianus. [Loukianu Hapanta] = Lvciani samosatensis opera, quae quidem extant, omnia, Graece et Latine, in quatuor tomos divisa una cum Gilberti Cognati Nozereni, et Joannis Sambuci annotationibus utilissimis: item, rerum ac sententiarum cuisque tomi indicibus copiosissimis. [Edited by Gilbert Cousin Nucerinus and János Zsámboki.] [Colophon, Tome 4: Basileae, per Henricum Petri, Anno Salutis humanae M.D.LXIII. Mense Martio. 4 vols. Basel: Heinrich Petri, March 1563. Vols. 2: 71–99, 3: 532–86, and 4??: 738–59. For digital copy of Tome 4, see USTC. [USTC 673659; Gibson 93 + Smith 1981:40. Includes More's translations of Menippus, Philopseudes and Cynicus. Greek text with parallel Latin translations.]
  19. More, Thomas. Ex Luciano conversa quaedam. Declamatio Lucianicae respondens. Thomae Mori . . . Lucubrationes. Basil.: apud Episcopium F., 1563. 273–364. [Gibson 74 + Smith 1981:35–36 + 1988:139; CW 3/1: lxvi–lxvii. Letter to Ruthall (273–277); Translations from Lucian (277–329); Tyrannicida and More's Declamatio (330–364).]
  20. More, Thomas. Ex Luciano quaedam, e Graeca lingua in Latinam a Thoma Moro conversa. Thomae Mori Angli, . . . Omnia, quae hucusque ad manus nostras peruenerunt, Latina Opera . . . Louanii: Apud Ioannem Bogardum, 1565, 1566; Rpt. Louvain: Zangrius, 1565, 1566. F1v–H2 [fols. 31v–44]. [Gibson 75a–76b + Smith 1981:36–37 + 1988:139; CW 3/1: lxvi–lxvii.]
  21. Samosatensis, Lucianus. [Loukianou Hapanta] = Luciani Samosatensis Opera, quae quidem extant, omnia, Graece & Latine, in quatuor tomos diuisa. vna cum Gilberti Cognati et Ioannis Sambuci Annotationibus vtilissimis: narratione item de vita & scriptis authoris Iacobi Zuingeri: adiectis suo loco tractatuum elenchis, & rerum ac verborum indicibus. [Edited by Gilbert Cousin, János Zsámboki and Jakob Zwinger.] Basileae: Per Sebastianum Henricpetri., MDCII [1602]. [Worldcat OCLC 46880030; Not in Gibson; Smith 1981:40. Smith: Later edition of [Gibson No. 93]. ]
  22. Samosatensis, Lucianus. [Loukianou Samosateōs philosophou ta sōzomena.] = Luciani Samosatensis philosophi Opera omnia quae extant. Cum latina doctiss. virorum interpretatione [of J. Micyllus, M. Bolerus, D. Erasmus, A. Dati, O. Luscinius, Ponticus Virunius, T. Morus, P. Schade, B. Pirckheimer, V. Obsopaeus, Anastasius, and P. Melanchthon]. I. Bourdelotius cum regijs codd. aliisque mss. contulit, emendauit, suppleuit. Adiectae sunt eiusdem Bourdelotti, Theodori Marcilii, eloquentia professoris regij Gilberti Cognati notae. Cum indice locupletissimo, in quo omnia in hoc opere notatu digna deprehenduntur. Lutetiae Parisiorum [Paris]: Apud Iulianum Bertault [J. Berault], in monte D. Hilarij, ad insigne Henrici Magni, 1615. 155–67, 825–49, 1102–1109. [Gibson 94a + Smith 1981:40; Worldcat OCLC 561007439, etc. Includes More's translations of Menippus, Philopseudes and Cynicus. Greek text with parallel Latin translations. This work was also published in the same year by P. Ludovicum Feburier (Gibson 94b).]
  23. Samosatensis, Lucianus. [Loukianou Samosateōs philosophou ta sōzomena.] = Luciani Samosatensis philosophi Opera omnia quae extant. Cum latina doctiss. virorum interpretatione. I. Bourdelotius cum Regijs Codd. aliisque Mss. contulit, emendauit, suppleuit; adiectae sunt eiusdem Bourdelotii, Theodori Marcilii, eloquentia professoris regij Gilberti Cognati notae; cum indice locupletissimo in quo omnia . . . deprehenduntur. Lutetiae Parisiorum: Apud P. Ludouicum Feburier, in monte D. Hilarij, ad insigne Iustitiae., M. DC. XV. [1615] [Paris: P. Ludovicus Feburier, 1615.] 155–67, 825–49, 1102–1109. [Gibson 94b +Smith 1981:41. Includes More's translations of Menippus, Philopseudes and Cynicus. Greek and Latin in parallel columns.]
  24. Samosatensis, Lucianus. [Loukianou Hapanta] = Luciani Samosatensis Opera, quae quidem extant, omnia graece & latine, in quatuor tomos diuisa. vna cum Gilberti Cognati et Ioannis Sambuci annotationibus vtilissimis: narratione item de vita & scriptis authoris Iacobi Zuingeri: adiectis suo loco tractatuum elenchis, & rerum ac verborum indicibus. Basileae: Per Sebastianum Henricpetri., [Anno M. DCXIX. mense Septembri. [September 1619]] [Worldcat OCLC 54216259, etc.; Smith 1981:41; Not in Gibson. Greek and Latin (by various hands) in parallel columns. A reprint of Gibson 93 and 1602? Another bilingual edition was published in the same year in Saumur, France, but there is no indication that the editor Joannes Benedictus used More's Latin translation, see Worldcat OCLC 561007470, etc.]
  25. More, Thomas. Thomae Mori Dialogi Lucianei, e Graecis in Latinum Sermonem conversi, Adjecta Declamatione, Qua Luciani Tyrannicidae respondetur. Francofurti ad Moenum, Ex Officina Christiani Genschii. Thomae Mori Angliae quondam Cancellarii, Opera Omnia. . . Frankfort and Leipzig: Christian Gensch, 1689. 257–82. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/library.html [Gibson 77 + Smith 1981:37.]
  26. Thompson, Craig R., ed. Translations of Lucian. Vol. 3, Part I of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1974. [Add.&Corr.: CW 13: 361; CW 6: 881. Geritz B017; Wentworth 378. Includes a facsimile reproduction of the 1503 Aldine edition of the Greek text with More's latin text on facing pages (10–93), and an English translation from the Loeb edition (157–204). The Latin text of More's prefatory Letter to Ruthall (Rogers 5) and of More's reply to Lucian's Tyrannicida, together with an English translation by Craig Thompson are given on pp. 2–9 and 96–127.]
    Review(s):
    1. Alain Jolidon, Moreana 43/44 (1974): 95–100.
    2. Paul Turner, Notes and Queries ns 23 (1976): 265–66.

Reference Works

  1. Concordance of Lucian Translations, CW 3/1 [from Greek to Latin]. http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/LucianConcordance/framconc.htm

English Translations

  1. Necromantia, A dialog of the poete Lucyan, for hys fantesye faynyd for a mery pastyme. And furst by hym compylyd in the Greke tonge. And after translated owt of Greke in to latyn and now latly translatyd owt of laten in to englyssh for the erudicion of them which be disposyd to lerne the tongis. Interlocutores. Menippus et Philonides. [Southwark, P. Treveris?]: [Johannes Rastell me fieri fecit. Cum priuilegio regali], [c.1530?]. [STC 16895; ESTC S120803; Smith 1981:39 (after Gibson 85); Gibson 395; EW 1931 1: 209–10; CW 3/1: 142–43. Includes More's Latin translation of Menippus and an English verse translation (probably by John Rastell) on facing pages. The Latin text is probably based on the 1514 edition.]
  2. [Elyot, Sir Thomas?] A dialogue betwene Lucian and Diogenes of the life harde and sharpe, and of the lyfe tendre and delicate. [London]: In aedibus Thomae Bertheleti, [1532?]. [STC 16894; ESTC S109650; CW 3/1: 140–41. An English prose translation of Lucian's Cynicus probably made from More's Latin text by Sir Thomas Elyot.]
  3. Wagstaffe, John. Philopseudeis [Greek characters] lover of lies: a dialogue made by the famous Lucian. The question of witchcraft debated, or a discourse against their opinion that affirm witches London: [s.n.], 1669. Also London: Edward Millington, 1669. sigs. G2–I8v [83–128.] 2nd ed. London: Edward Millington, 1671. 153–98. [Wing W198A, W198, W199; ESTC R1795, R27588, R38400; Gibson 584; CW 3/1: 139, n. to 4/13. An English prose translation of Lucian's dialogue Philopseudes, sometimes erroneously attributed to More.]
  4. Thompson, Craig R., ed. Translations of Lucian. [1974] See Editions. [More's Reply to Lucian's Tyrannicida only.]

Studies

  1. Reed, Arthur William., ed. [From Necromantia, a dialog of the Poete Lucyan.] in EW 1931. 1: 208–10. [Two excerpts from a fragmentary copy in the Bodleian of an English verse translation of More's Latin translation of Lucian (printed on facing pages) by John Rastell.]
  2. Thompson, Craig R. Lucian and Lucianism in the English Renaissance: An Introductory Study. Diss. Princeton U, 1937. [Geritz B017.]
  3. Thompson, Craig R. The Translations of Lucian by Erasmus and St. Thomas More. Also publ. in Revue Belge de philologie et d'histoire 18 (1939): 855–81 + 19 (1940): 5–35. Rpt. with changes and index as The Translations of Lucian by Erasmus and St. Thomas More. Ithaca, NY: Vail-Ballou P, 1940. [Geritz B017; Wentworth 379. Revision of part of Thompson's thesis.]
  4. Thompson, Craig R., ed. Introduction. Translations of Lucian. Vol. 3, Part I of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1974. xvii–lxxii.
  5. Duncan, Douglas. More. Ben Jonson and the Lucianic Tradition. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1979. 52–76, 239–40. [Geritz L007.]
  6. Jolidon, A. Thomas More et Érasme Traducteurs du Tyrannicide (1506). Thomas More: 1477–1977, Colloque international tenu en novembre 1977. Ed. Aloïs Gerlo. Actes de l'Institut pour l'Étude de la Renaissance 6. Brussels: Éditions de l'Université de Bruxelles, 1980. 39–89.
  7. Quinlan, Patrick Joseph. John Donne's Satires in the Light of the Lucianic Tradition. Diss. U of Colorado at Boulder, 1980. [MLA. On the influence of More's and Erasmus's Translations of Lucian on John Donne.]
  8. Fox, Alistair. Contrary Impulses: Translations of Lucian. Thomas More: History and Providence. New Haven: Yale UP, 1983. 35–44. [On More's translation of Cynicus and Menippus.]
  9. Rummel, Erika. A Friendly Competition: More's and Erasmus's Translations from Lucian. Erasmus as a Translator of the Classics. Erasmus Studies 7. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1985. 49–69, 147–53.
  10. Lauvergnat-Gagnière, Christiane. Lucien de Samosate et le lucianisme en France au XVIe siècle: Athéisme et polémique. Travaux d'Humanisme et Renaissance 227. Geneva: Librairie Droz, 1988. 46–50, 52, 68–69, 74–78, passim. [Geritz V020.]
  11. Rummel, Erika, trans. The Tyrannicide. Erasmus' Reply to Lucian's Declamation / Tyrrannicida, declamatio Lucianicae respondens. Collected Works of Erasmus 29. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1989. 72–123, 442–52. [Introductory Note (72–76, 442–43) compares More's and Erasmus's "Replies".]
  12. Marsh, David. Lucian and the Latins: Humor and Humanism in the early Renaissance. Ann Arbor, MI: U of Michigan P, 1998. 193–198. [Important background study. Discusses Utopia and Praise of Folly (167–174).]
  13. Kinney, Daniel. Heirs of the Dog: Cynic Selfhood in Medieval and Renaissance Culture. The Cynics: The Cynic Movement in Antiquity and Its Legacy. Ed. R. Bracht Branham, and Marie-Odile Goulet-Cazé. Berkeley: U of California P, 2000. 294–328. [Includes discussion of Responsio ad Lutherum (321–28).]
  14. Pawlowski, Mary. Thomas More's Mis-translations of Lucian's Cynic, Menippus, and Tyrannicide. Moreana 179/80 (2010): 85–101. [Sum.: pp.85–86.]
  15. Wegemer, Gerard. More's Earliest Views of Libertas, Humanitas and Respublica (). Young Thomas More and the Arts of Liberty. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, . 53–69. [Wegemer deals briefly with More's English Poetry (53–57), before turning to discuss More's Declamation in Reply to Lucian's Tyranicida (57–69).]
  16. Holloway, Carson. Statesmanship, Tyranny and Piety: Thomas More's Response to Lucian's The Tyrannicide. Thomas More: Why Patron of Statesmen? Edited by Travis Curtright. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015. 17–35. [Sum.: p.2.]
  17. Simon, Elliott M. Thomas More's Humor in his Religious Polemics. [2016] See Polemical Works: General Studies.

See also Utopia and Lucian.

The History Of Richard III / Historia Richardi Tertii

Historia Richardi Tertii: Editions

Manuscripts

  1. Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, MS fr.4996, fol. 208–252 (Anciens fonds). [CW 15: cxxxiii–cliv. Folio 230v reproduced in CW 15:: facing p.cxxxvi. Edited with a translation in CW 15: 313–485. Early to mid-16th century MS unknown to Sylvester, editor of CW 2, was discovered by Daniel Kinney, editor of CW 15. Best MS of More's Latin Text.]
  2. College of Arms, MS Arundel 43. [CW 2: xviii; CW 15: cxxxiii–cxlii;. mid-16th century fragment. Published in CW 2: 96–149 and collated in CW 15. Folio 25v reproduced in CW 2: frontispiece.]
  3. British Library, MS Harley 902. fols. 158–62. [CW 2: xviii; CW 15: cxlii–cxliii;c. mid-16th century fragment. Collated in CW 2: 96–107 and in CW 15.]
  4. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Tanner 302, fols. 97–110v. [CW 2: xviii. c. 1575–1600. Text taken from 1565 Latin Opera Omnia.]

Editions

  1. More, Thomas. Historia Richardi Regis Angliae eius nominis tertii, per Thomam Morum, Londinensis civitatis iam tum vicecomitem conscripta, Annum circiter M.D. XIII. Quam propriae exercitationis gratia, nec ita magno studio conscriptam, neque absolutam haud unquam postea emendauit, vt minime mireris, si cum alijs eius Latinis operibus quoad sermonis elegantiam non conferenda sit. Hoc opus nunc primum Latine in lucem aeditum est. Nam ante complures annos Britannice ab eodem authore quam elegantissime conscriptum, in manus hominum prodierat: quod in eius Anglicorum operum volumine insertum inuenies. Thomae Mori Angli, . . . Omnia, quae hucusque ad manus nostras peruenerunt, Latina Opera . . . Louanii: Apud Ioannem Bogardum, 1565, 1566; Rpt. Louvain: Zangrius, 1565, 1566. H2–K2v [fols. 44v–56v]. (Lovanii: Bogard, 1566) available Online Ben Jonson's copy of 1566 Bogardus edition (with his annotations) Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/library.html [CW 2: 9–10; CW 15: cxliii.See Gibson 75a–76b + Smith 1981:36–37 + 1988:139. Reproduced in CW 2: 3–82 (right hand pages). A stylistic revision of More's text (cf. CW 15: cxliii). Not included in 1563 Basel Lucubrationes.]
  2. More, Thomas. Historia Richardi Regis Angliae, ejus nominis Tertii, per Thomam Morum, Londinensis civitatis jam tum Vice-comitem conscripta, Circiter Annum M D XIII. Francofurti ad Moenum, Ex Officina Genschiana Anno MDCLXXXIX. In Thomae Mori Angliae quondam Cancellarii, Opera Omnia. Frankfort and Leipzig: Christian Gensch, 1689. 1–26. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/library.html. [See Gibson 77 + Smith 1981:37; CW 2: xviii, n.3. A verbatim reprint of the 1565 Louvain edition.]
  3. Hübschmann, Oscar. Textkritische Untersuchungen zu More's Geschichte Richard's III. [1910] See Textual History and Authorship. [Reprint of 1689.]
  4. Sylvester, Richard S., ed. Historia Richardi Regis Angliae eius nominis tertii. The History of Richard III. Vol. 2 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1963. 3–82 (right hand pages) and 96–149. [For Addenda and Reviews see History of Richard III: Editions. Sylvester's edition of the Latin versions is superceded by CW 15.]
  5. Kinney, Daniel, ed. Historia Ricardi Tertii. In Defence of Humanism: Letter to Martin Dorp, Letter to the University of Oxford, Letter to Edward Lee, Letter to a Monk, with a new text and Translation of Historia Richardi Tertii. Vol. 15 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1986. cxxxiii–cliv, 313–485, 605–31. (Hereafter CW 15.) [Add.&Corr.: CW 1: 433–34, 439–446. Geritz B012; Wentworth 319. See In Defence of Humanism and Poetry, for reviews. A new edition of More's Latin version of Richard III, based on the Paris Manuscript, together with a good modern English translation. It supercedes Sylvester's edition of the Latin text in CW 2.]

History of Richard III: Editions

Manuscripts

  1. Oxford, Worcester College MSS. 6. 13, inserted loose, fols. 8r–8v. [Beal I/2: 348. Quotations from History of King Richard III in a fragmentary early 17th-century miscellany.]
  2. British Library, Add. MS 5482, fol. 4. [Beal I/2: 348. Quotations from History of King Richard III in a mid-17th-century miscellany compiled by a Robert Knight.]

Early Editions

  1. The Chronicle of Ihon Hardyng . . . London: Ex officina Richardi Graftoni, Mense Ianuarii. M.D. xliii. sigs. DD8–Ll6v. [STC 12767; ESTC S103774; Gibson 334; CW 2: xvii, xx–xxix. More's History included as a prose addition to John Hardyng's verse Chronicle, without acknowledging More's authorship. Sylvester's first edition (H1).]
  2. The Chronicle of Ihon Hardyng in metre. . . London: In officina Richardi Graftoni, Mense Ianuarii. 1543. sigs. DD7–Ll5v. [STC 12766.7; ESTC S103772; Gibson 334; CW 2: xvii, xx–xxix. More's History included as a prose addition to John Hardyng's verse Chronicle, without acknowledging More's authorship. Sylvester's second edition (H2).]
  3. Halle, Edward. The Vnion of the two noble and illustre famelies of Lancastre & Yorke . . . London: In officina Richardi Graftoni, 1548. sigs. AA6–FF1v. [STC 12721 and 12722; ESTC S121062 and S113110; CW 2: xvii–xviii, xx–xxix; Gibson 330. More's authorship acknowledged for the first time. Halle also interpolates other material into More's account. Sylvester's first edition (Ha1).]
  4. Halle, Edward. The Vnion of the two noble and illustre famelies of Lancastre & Yorke . . . London: Imprynted at London by Rychardi Grafton, 1550. sigs. AA6–bb2v. [STC 12723 and 12723a; ESTC S120059 and S122931; CW 2: xviii, xx–xxix; Gibson 330. Sylvester's second edition (Ha2).]
  5. More, Thomas. The history of king Richard the thirde (vnfinished) written by Master Thomas More than one of the vndersherriffs of London: about the yeare of our Lorde, 1513. VVhich worke hath bene before this tyme printed in hardynges Cronicle, and in Hallys Cronicle: but very muche corrupte in many places, sometyme hauyng lesse, and sometyme hauing more, and altered in wordes and whole sentences: muche varying fro the copie of his own hand, by which thys is printed. [Edited by William Rastell.] The Workes of Sir Thomas More Knyght . . . London: J. Cawod, J. Waly, and R. Tottell, 1557. c2–e4 [35–71]. Facsimile rpt. in EW 1931. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/library.html [Gibson 73 + Smith 1981:35 + 1988:139; CW 2: xviii,xxix–xxxii. The standard edition.]
  6. Stow, John. A Summary of Englyshe chronicles. London: T. Marshe, 1565. [STC 23319; ESTC S117862; Gibson 537. Many editions. Summarizes Rastell's and Hall's editions.]
  7. Grafton, Richard. A chronicle at large, and meere history of the affayres of Englande, and kinges of the same . . . London: Henry Denham, 1568–1569. 801–53. [STC 12147; ESTC S121210; CW 2: xviii, n.2; Gibson 322. Reprints Rastell's edition.]
  8. Fleetwood, William. Annalium tam Regum Edward quinti, Richard tertij, & Henrici septimi, quam Henrici octavi . . . elenchus. London: In aedibus Richard Totteli, 1579, Rpt. London: In aedibus Ianae Yessweirt, 1597, Rpt. London: Printed by George Sawbridge, 1679. [STC 11034, 11035, Wing F1259A; ESTC S102316, S102317, R40940; Gibson 296: Epitome of M.'s History of K. Edward V. Not clear from Gibson whether this is based on the English or Latin Versions.]
  9. Holinshed, Raphael. The firste volume of the Chronicles of England, Scotlande and Irelande . . . London: Imprinted by Henry Bynneman, 1577. [(4 imprint variants) STC 13568; ESTC S119439; EW 1931 1: 33, 46–47; CW 2: xviii, n.2; Gibson 358; Sullivan 2:118. Reprints Rastell's edition, but with interpolated material like Halle.]
  10. Stow, John. The Chronicles of England, from Brute vnto this present years of Christ 1580. Collected by John Stow citizen of London. London: By Henry Bynnemann for Ralphe Newberie, 1580. [STC 23333; ESTC S117590; EW 1931 1:33; CW 2: xviii, n.2 and xxii, n.4; Gibson 536. Reprints Rastell's edition.]
  11. Holinshed, Raphael. The first and second volumes of Chronicles . . . London: printed by Henry Denham, 2nd ed. 1587. [(2 imprint variants) STC 13569; ESTC S122178; EW 1931 1: 33, 46–47; CW 2: xviii, n.2; Gibson 358; Sullivan 2:118. Reprints Rastell's edition, but with interpolated material like Halle.]
  12. Speed, John. The history of Great Britaine under the conquests of ye Romans, Saxons, Danes and Normans . . . London: John Sudbury and George Humble, 1611, 1614. 693–726. [STC 23045 and 23046 and ; ESTC S117937 and S122020; Gibson 531: Chs. 18–19 on K. Edward V. and K. Richard III. for the most part written by sir Thomas Moore.]
  13. Speed, John. The history of Great Britaine under the conquests of ye Romans, Saxons, Danes and Normans . . . London: I. Dawson for G. Humble, 1623, 1627, 1650. ***–***. [STC 23047 and 23048 [Wing S4880]; ESTC S120483, S124203 and S121978; Gibson 531. Second edition.]
  14. Speed, John. The history of Great Britaine vnder the conquests of ye Romans, Saxons, Danes and Normans . . . London: I. Dauuson for G. Humble, 1631, 1632. ***–***. [STC 23048.5 and 23049; ESTC S4916 and S997; Gibson 531. Third edition.]
  15. More, Thomas. The Historie of the Pitifull Life and unfortunate Death of Edward the fifth, and the then Duke of Yorke his brother: with the troublesome and tyrannical government of usurping Richard the third, and his miserable end. London: Printed by Thomas Payne. 1641. TCP transcription available at http://tei.it.ox.ac.uk/tcp/Texts-HTML/free/A51/A51324.html [Three imprints. Gibson 64a and 64b ( = Gibson 64b and 64a) + Smith 1981:33 + 1988:138; Wing M2688 and M2688A; ESTC R5580, R221380, and R235530. Smith reverses Gibson's order.]
  16. More, Thomas. The Historie of the Pitifull Life and unfortunate Death of Edward the fifth, and the then Duke of Yorke his brother: with the troublesome and tyrannical government of usurping Richard the third, and his miserable end. London: Printed for William Sheares. 1651. [Gibson 65 + Smith 1981:33; Wing M2689; ESTC R217986. A Reissue of 1641.]
  17. Hughes, John, and White Kennet, eds. A complete history of England, with the lives of all the kings and queens therof, from the earliest account of time . . . 3 vols. London: Printed for Brab. Aylmer, 1706. I: 481–502. Rpt. London: printed for R. Bonwicke, 1719. [Gibson 357; ESTC T145258 and T145259. Vol. I (section V), pp. 481–502 contains The lives of king Edward V. and Richard III. by Thomas Moore; here follows taken from Hall and Holinshed's chronicles. pp. 502–513. Vols. 1 & 2 ed. by John Hughes; vol. 3 ed. by White Kennet. Second edition contains additions to third volume.]
  18. More, Thomas. The history of the reigns of Edward V, and Richard III. written in part by Sir Thomas Moor, and finished from the chronicles of Hall and Hollinshead. With notes and additions by the Editor of the Historical magazine. London: printed for C. Stalker, 1789. Online at http://www.archive.org/details/historyreignsed00holigoog [ESTC T204679. According to Sullivan From Kennet, i.e. John Hughes, 1706. Online edition includes editions of Francis Bacon's History of Henry VII and David Hume's History of Henry the Eighth, with separate pagination.]

Modern Editions

See Sullivan Checklist for more editions.

  1. Cayley, Arthur. Sir Thomas More's Unfinished History of King Richard III from his English Works. Memoirs of Sir Thomas More with a new translation of Utopia, His History of King Richard III, and His Latin Poems. 2 vols. London: Cadell and Davis, 1808. Vol. 2: 147–258. Online at http://www.archive.org/details/memoirsofsirthom02cayluoft [Sullivan 1:176–77.]
  2. Young, Alexander, ed. The History of King Richard the Third. Utopia: and History of King Richard III By Sir Thomas More. With some account of the author and his writings. The Library of old English prose writers. Vol. IX: Works of Sir Thomas More. Boston: Hilliard, Gray, 1834. 185–312. Online at http://books.google.com/books?id=V4yElGtyBDAC&pg=PA185 [Worldcat OCLC 681269615.]
  3. Walter, William Joseph. The History of King Richard the Third. Sir Thomas More: A Selection from his Works as Well in Prose as in Verse. Forming a Sequel to Life and Times of Sir Thomas More. Baltimore: Fielding Lucas Jr.; Philadelphia: Barrington and Haswell, 1841. 147–216. Online at http://books.google.com/books?id=0VMeAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA147 [Incomplete text.]
  4. Lumby, J. R., ed. More's History of Richard III. Edited with Notes, Glossary, and Index of Names by J. Rawson Lumby . . . To which is added The Conclusion of the History of King Richard III as Given in Hardyng's Chronicle, London, 1543. Pitt Press Series. Cambridge: At the University Press, 1883. Rpt. 1911, 1924. Online at http://www.archive.org/details/moreshistoryofki00morerich [Sullivan 2:248. Based on 1557 edition. Old spelling edition.]
  5. Adams, Maurice, ed. The Pitiful Life of King Edward the Fifth. The Utopia and the History of Edward V. With Roper's Life. The Scott Library. London: W. Scott, 1890. 201–268. Online at http://www.archive.org/details/theutopiaandtheh00moreuoft
  6. Hübschmann, Oscar. Textkritische Untersuchungen zu More's Geschichte Richard's III. [1910] See Textual History and Authorship. [Reprint of Lumby.]
  7. Campbell, W. E., et al., eds. Sir Thomas More's Richard III. in EW 1931. 1: 397–455. [Wentworth 320. Original black letter text from 1557 edition, and a modernized spelling version in ordinary type.]
    Review(s):
    1. A. F. Pollard, History 17 (1933): 317–23.
  8. Kendall, Paul Murray, ed. History of King Richard III By Sir Thomas More. Richard III, The Great Debate: Sir Thomas More's History of King Richard III and Horace Walpole's Historic Doubts on the Life and Reign of King Richard III. New York: Norton, 1965. 23–112. [Geritz Q034; Wentworth 343. Modernized version of 1557? edition.]
  9. Creeth, E., ed. The History of Richard the Thirde (unfinished). Tudor Prose, 1513–1570. Garden City, NY: Anchor Books (Doubleday), 1969. 1–80, 471–74. [Geritz C012. Text taken from 1557 edition.]
  10. Sylvester, Richard S., ed. The History of Richard III. Vol. 2 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1963. (Hereafter CW 2.) [Add.&Corr.: CW 5 (1969): 1029; CW 8 (1973): 1829; CW 2, 3rd Printing (1974): 313–315; CW 13 (1976): 361; CW 9 (1979): 459; CW 1: 425. Geritz B011; Wentworth 321. Standard edition of the English version. Sylvester's edition of the Latin version is superceded by CW 15.]
    Review(s):
    1. F. S. Fussner, American Historical Review 69 (1964): 1112–13.
    2. Denys Hay, Renaissance News 17 (1965): 230–32.
    3. Germain Marc'hadour, Anglia 86 (1968): 211–14.
    4. H. C. Porter, Journal of Theological Studies 16 (1965): 253.
    5. R. W. Zandvoort, English Studies 47 (1966): 217–18.
    6. W. Gordon Zeeveld, Moreana 1 (1963): 64–69. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana1pages64-69.pdf.
    7. Arthur E. Barker, Clavis Moreana, in Utopia: Reviews of the Yale Edition of Utopia.
  11. Sylvester, Richard S., ed. The History of King Richard III and Selections from the English and Latin Poems. Selected Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1976. 1–96. [Add.&Corr.: CW 9: 461; Geritz C018; Wentworth 322. Modernized spelling version of the English text in CW 2.]
  12. Bear, R., ed. The History of King Richard the Third. By Thomas More. (Renascence Editions, Jan–Mar. 1997). http://www.luminarium.org/renascence-editions/r3.html and in PDF format at https://scholarsbank.uoregon.edu/xmlui/handle/1794/801 [Old Spelling transcription from 1557 facsimile in EW 1931.]
  13. Wegemer, Gerard B., and Travis Curtright, eds. The History of King Richard III (c. 1513) by Thomas More: Student Edition, and Study Guides to Thomas More's The History of King Richard III (c. 1513). (CTMS, 2003). http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/docs/Richard.pdf and Richard_guides.pdf
  14. Beckett, Sister Wendy. The History of King Richard III. London: Hesperus P, 2004.
  15. Logan, George M. The History of King Richard the Third: A Reading Edition. Bloomington, IN: Indiana UP, 2005.
    Review(s):
    1. Richard F. Hardin, Moreana 163 (2005): 141–44.
  16. Gottschalk, Mary, ed. The History of King Richard the Third. (CTMS 2012). http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/docs/Richard_III_English_glossed.pdf [Spelling standardized with added notes. Follows page and line numbers of CW 2.]
  17. Malsbary, Gerard, ed. Richard the Third (1513) — 500th Anniversary Edition (CTMS 2013). http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/richard_iii.html [Besides including links to the 2003 and 2012 CTMS editions, this edition also includes three extra texts edited by Gerard Malsbary: Latin Richardi Tertii, compared with English, English Richard III, compared with Latin, and Explanation of Latin-English Comparison.]

Translations

  1. Mornand, Pierre, trans. La pitoyable vie du roi Edouard V et les cruautés horribles du roi Richard III. Paris: Le Pot Cassé, 1932.
  2. Delcourt, Marie, trans. Thomas More: Oeuvres choisies. Les Cent Chefs-d'oeuvre étrangers. Paris: La Renaissance du Livre, 1936. 44–55. [Selections.]
  3. Gabrieli, Vittorio, ed. The History of King Richard III. By Thomas More, testo inglese e traduzione italiana, con introduzione e note. Università di Turino, Pubblicazioni della Facoltà di Magistero 27. Turin: Giappichelli, 1964. [English text and Italian translation. English text follows 1931 edition closely. Notes based on 1931 and Sylvester editions.]
    Review(s):
    1. Geoffrey Bullough, Moreana 10 (1966): 74–76.
  4. Kasparov, M. L., et al. Tomas More: Epigrammy. Istoriia Ritcharda III. Moscow: Nauka, 1973. [Russian translation of Richard III and Epigrammata.]
    Review(s):
    1. Venceslas Bubenicek, Moreana 50 (1976): 109–115.
  5. Heinrich, Hans P., trans. Die Geschichte König Richards III. Thomas Morus Werke 3. München: Kösel, 1984. [Geritz C009. A German translation of CW 2. See also Heinrich's Sir Thomas Mores Geschichte König Richards III in Richard III: Historiography and Literary Studies.]
    Review(s):
    1. Rosmarie Zell, Moreana 117 (1994): 129–33.
  6. Gabrieli, Vittorio, trans. Storia di Re Riccardo III. Rome: Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2005.
  7. Taillé, Michel, ed. Richard III. Thomas More: Histoire, Église et spiritualité. Textes et correspondance. Paris: Bayard, 2005. 73–83. [Selections.]

Selections

N.B. Many editions of Shakespeare's Richard III include excerpts from More's History in Appendices, usually taken from Hall or Holinshed, who copy More's text largely verbatim.

  1. Allen, P. S., and H. M. Allen, eds. The History of King Richard the Third. Sir Thomas More: Selections from His English Works and from the Lives by Erasmus and Roper. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1924. 52–78. [A substantial extract.]
  2. Nugent, Elizabeth M., ed. The History of King Richard the Third. The Thought and Culture of the English Renaissance: An Anthology of Tudor Prose, 1481–1555. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1956. 518–24.
  3. Newman, Bertram, ed. Sir Thomas More: The Murder of the Princes in the Tower (The History of King Richard III.) English Historians: Selected Passages. Forward by C. V. Wedgwood. London: Oxford UP for the English Association, 1957. 5–8. [Geritz C011.]
  4. Littleton, Taylor, and Robert R. Rea, eds. From History of King Richard the Third. To Prove a Villain: The Case of King Richard III. New York: MacMillan Co., 1964. 58–77. [Geritz Q040. A substantial extract.]
  5. Greene, James J., and John P. Dolan, eds. The History of Richard III. The Essential Thomas More. New York: Mentor, 1967. 169–96. [A substantial extract.]
  6. Trapp, J. B., ed. Sir Thomas More: The History of King Richard III. The Middle Ages through the Eighteenth Century. Vol. 1 of The Oxford Anthology of English Literature. Ed. J. Hollander and F. Kermode. 2 vols. London: Oxford UP, 1973. 571–75.
  7. Gabrieli, Vittorio, ed. Thomas More: Fancies Sports and Merry Tales. Biblioteca Italiana di testi inglesi 22. Bari: Adriatica Editrice, 1974. 79–87. [A number of extracts.]
  8. Hammond, Anthony, ed. Appendix III:B From The pitifull life of Kyng Edward the .v. and The tragical doynges of Kyng Richard the thirde. King Richard III. The Arden Shakespeare [Second Series]. London: Methuen, 1981. 59, 74–79, 87–90, 96; Commentary, passim; App. III:B, 342–63. [Taken from Hall's Chronicle. In a note to App. III:B, Hammond states: This section of Hall's Union is in fact Sir Thomas More's History of King Richard III (342).]
  9. Jowett, John, ed. Appendix E: Passages from Sir Thomas More's History of Richard III. The Tragedy of King Richard III. The Oxford Shakespeare. Oxford World's Classics. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2000. 1–2, 13–21, 32, 56–57, 67, 90; Commentary, passim; App. E, 386–96. [Modernized selections from Holinshed's Chronicle (1587 edition).]
  10. Cartelli, Thomas, ed. From The History of King Richard the Third (1543, 1557, 1565). William Shakespeare: Richard III: Authoritative Text, Contexts, Criticism. Norton Critical Edition. New York: W. W. Norton, 2009. 117–149. [Modernized text based on Sylvester's edition in CW 2.]

Reference Works

  1. Rousseau, Marie-Claude. Ricardiana in Moreana. Moreana 87/88 (1985): 175–76.
  2. Lakowski, Romuald I. Summary of the History/Historia of Richard III. [1993] Online at http://projects.chass.utoronto.ca/emls/iemls/work/chapters/rich3sum.html or http://extra.shu.ac.uk/emls/iemls/work/chapters/rich3sum.html
  3. Lakowski, Romuald I. The History of Richard III. [1993] Online at http://projects.chass.utoronto.ca/emls/iemls/work/chapters/rich3chp.html or http://extra.shu.ac.uk/emls/iemls/work/chapters/rich3chp.html
  4. Wegemer, Gerard B., and Travis Curtright, eds. Study Guides to Thomas More’s The History of King Richard III (c. 1513). (CTMS 2003) http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/docs/Richard_guides.pdf (2 Page) and http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/docs/Richard_guideslarge.pdf (1 page) [Main Characters: 2–3; Study Outline: 4–7; Study Questions: 8–10; Rhetorical Figures: 11–25.]
  5. Proceedings from the 2006 Thomas More Studies Conference, University of Dallas, November 3–5, 2006. Thomas More Studies 2 (2007). http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/tms2.html and (PDF) http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/tms2.pdf [Items also listed separately.]
  6. Pawlowski, Mary, and Gerard Wegemer. Thematic Index of Latin Terms: The History of Richard III, CW 15 Thomas More Studies 4 (CTMS 2009). (PDF) http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/tms4.pdf
  7. Wester, Juan C. A Concordance of Major English Terms in Thomas More's The History of Richard III. Thomas More Studies 5 (CTMS 2010) (PDF) http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/tms5.pdf See also http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/R3_CompleteFrequencyList.pdf
  8. Complete Online Concordance of Thomas More's History of Richard III. http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/r3concordance/framconc.htm (CTMS 2014)
  9. Concordance of Historia Richardii Tertii, CW 2 http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/r3LatinConcordance/framconc.htm (CTMS 2014)
  10. Concordance of Historia Richardii Tertii, CW 15 http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/r3LatinConcordanceCW15/framconc.htm (CTMS 2014)

Textual History and Authorship

  1. Hübschmann, Oscar. Textkritische Untersuchungen zu More's Geschichte Richard's III. (Leipzig Diss.) Halle: Ehrhardt Karras, 1910. Also? publ. as Textkritische Untersuchungen zu More's Geschichte Richard's III. Anglia 33 (1910): 289–331, 405–39 + 34 (1911): 113–62. Online at http://www.archive.org/details/textkritischeunt00hbuoft [See CW 2, xxi, n.3. On the textual problems in Richard III. Reprints Lumby's 1884 edition of the History in parallel columns with the 1689 edition of the Historia.]
  2. Chambers, Raymond Wilson. More's History of Richard III. Modern Language Review 23 (1928): 405–23. Rpt. with revisions as The Authorship of the History of Richard III. in EW 1931. 1: 24–41. [Sullivan 1:182,184; H. S. Bennett, Review of English Studies 8 (1932): 216. Decisively vindicates More's authorship of the History.]
  3. Doyle-Davidson, W. A. G. The Textual Problems of the History of Richard III. in EW 1931. 1: 42–53. [Sullivan 1:293. Argues that More composed the Latin and English versions of Richard III in parallel—that neither is a straight copy of the other. A view accepted by the later Yale editors Richard S. Sylvester and Daniel Kinney.]
  4. Sylvester, Richard S. Introduction, and Appendix: Richard Grafton and the Manuscript of More's Early English Draft. The History of Richard III. Vol. 2 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. New Haven: Yale UP, 1963. xvii–cvi, 271–76.
  5. Hanham, Alison. Appendix: The Texts of More's History of King Richard the Third. Richard III and His Early Historians. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1975. 198–219. [Hanham attempts to argue that Hardyng-Halle was a late authorial revision of More's English History. See Anderegg's review for a rebuttal.]
    Review(s):
    1. Michael A. Anderegg, Moreana 57 (1978): 39–46. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana57pages39-46.pdf
  6. IJsewijn, Jozef. Textverbesserungen zum Ricardus Tertius des Thomas Morus. Wolfenbütteler Renaissance Mitteilungen 9:1 (1985): 8–10. [Emendations of the Latin text in CW 2.]
  7. Kinney, Daniel. Introduction: Historia Richardi Tertii. In Defence of Humanism: Letter to Martin Dorp, Letter to the University of Oxford, Letter to Edward Lee, Letter to a Monk, with a new text and Translation of Historia Richardi Tertii. Vol. 15 of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More. Ed. Daniel Kinney. New Haven: Yale UP, 1986. cxxxiii–cliv.
  8. Womersley, David. Sir Thomas More's History of King Richard III: A New Theory of the English Texts. Renaissance Studies 7 (1992): 272–90. Rev. version as More's Richard III: Recension and Reformation. Divinity and State. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2010. (DOI) [Geritz Q062. Criticizes Sylvester's and Hanham's accounts of the relationship between the H texts and the 1557 editions of the English version. Womersley argues that the differences result from Grafton's conscious reediting of More's history in the light of his own Protestant religious and political convictions.]
  9. Hanham, Alison. The Texts of Thomas More's Richard III. Renaissance Studies 21:1 (2007): 62–84. (DOI)
  10. Hanham, Alison. Honing a History: Thomas More's Revisions of his Richard III. Review of English Studies 59 (2008): 197–218. (DOI)

Historiography and General Literary Studies

  1. Büdinger, Max. Anhang: Ueber Thomas Morus' Leben Richards III. König Richard III. von England: ein Vortrag / von Max Büdinger. Sammlung wissenschaftlicher Vorträge, gehalten während der Monate Februar und März 1858 im grossenständischen Saale zu Wien. English history pamphlets, 2. Wien: C. Gerold's Sohn, 1858. [32]-37. [Worldcat OCLC 29141905 and 462226490.]
  2. Churchill, George B. More's History of King Richard III. Richard the Third up to Shakespeare. Palaestra X. Berlin: Mayer & Müller, 1900. 75–126. Rpt. New York and London: Johnson, 1970. Rpt. Dursley, Gloucester, Eng.: A. Sutton; Totowa, NJ: Rowman & Littlefield, 1976. Online at http://www.archive.org/details/richardthirdupt00churgoog [Also discusses other historical, poetic and dramatic treatments of Richard III, up to (but not including) Shakespeare.]
  3. Krapp, George Philip. The Rise of English Literary Prose. New York: Oxford UP, 1915. Rpt. New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., 1963. 415–16.
  4. Schütt, Marie. Mores Richard III, und Über die verfasserschaft der History of Richard the Third. Die englische Biographik de Tudor-Zeit. Hamburg: Friederichsen, de Gruyter & Co., 1930. 42–47, 138.
  5. Stauffer, Donald A. English Biography Before 1700. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1930. Rpt. New York: Russell & Russell, 1964. 37–42. [Wentworth 353.]
  6. Pollard, A. F. The Making of Sir Thomas More's Richard III. Historical Essays in Honour of James Tait. Ed. J. G. Edwards, V. H. Galbraith and E. F. Jacob. Manchester: for the Subscribers, 1933. 223–38. Rpt. in Essential Articles for the Study of Thomas More. Ed. Richard S. Sylvester and Germain Marc'hadour. Hamden, CT: Archon, 1977. 421–31, 658–63. [Geritz Q043; Wentworth 348.]
  7. Dean, Leonard F. Literary Problems in More's Richard III. Publications of the Modern Language Association of America 58 (1943): 22–41. Rpt. in Essential Articles for the Study of Thomas More. Ed. Richard S. Sylvester and Germain Marc'hadour. Hamden, CT: Archon, 1977. 315–25, 632–40. [Geritz Q012; Wentworth 328.]
  8. Carver, George. Saint Thomas More and King Richard III. Alms for Oblivion: Books, Men and Biography. Milwaukee: Bruce, 1946. 29–38. [Geritz Q006; Wentworth 326.]
  9. Schuster, Mary Faith. A Study of the Prose Styles of Thomas More's Richard III and Francis Bacon's Henry VII as They Reveal the Philosophies of Life of the Two Authors. Diss. St. Louis U, 1953. [Geritz Q055.]
  10. Schuster, Mary Faith. Philosophy of Life and Prose Style in Thomas More's Richard III and Francis Bacon's Henry VII. Publications of the Modern Language Association of America 70 (1955): 474–97. [Geritz Q054; Wentworth 352.]
  11. Levy, F. J. Tudor Historical Thought. San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, 1967. 68–73, 170–71. Rpt. in Renaissance Society of America Reprint Text Series (RSART). Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2004. [Geritz Q039; Wentworth 346.]
  12. Sullivan, Patrick J. The Painted Processe: A Literary Study of Sir Thomas More's History of Richard the Third. Diss. U of California-Berkeley, 1967. [Geritz Q057.]
  13. Davis, J. C. More, Morton, and the Politics of Accommodation. [1970] See Utopia: Book One, Europe, the 'Dialogue of Counsel,' and Reform.
  14. Reiter, Robert E. On the Genre of Thomas More's Richard III. Moreana 25 (1970): 5–16. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana26pages5-18.pdf [Geritz Q046; Wentworth 350. Richard III as an inverted saint's life.]
  15. Rubio, Gerald John. St. Thomas More's Richard III in the Tudor Chronicles. Diss. U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1971. [Geritz Q050. Directed by Arthur E. Barker.]
  16. Harris, Muriel Sheila. Sir Thomas More's History of Richard III as Humanist Historiography. Diss. Columbia U, 1972. [Geritz Q029. Deals with both Latin and English versions.]
  17. Noakes, Aubrey. Fresh Light on More's Sources of Richard III Thrown by the National Portrait Gallery's Exhibition. Moreana 39 (1973): 39–41.
  18. Hanham, Alison. Renaissance Historians and the Tudor Myth of Richard III. Parergon 11 (1975): 33–40. [Geritz Q028; Wentworth 338.]
  19. Marc'hadour, Germain. Thomas More traduit par lui-même. [1976] See Thomas More as a Translator.
  20. Grace, Damian. On Interpreting St. Thomas More's History of Richard the Third. European History and its Historians. Ed. F. McGregor and N. Wright. Adelaide: Adelaide University Union P, 1977. 11–22. [Geritz Q021; Wentworth 334.]
  21. Hanham, Alison. Fact and Fantasy: Thomas More as Historian. Thomas More: The Rhetoric of Character. Ed. Alistair Fox and Peter Leech. Dunedin: U of Otago (A University Extension Publication), 1979. 65–81, 110–12. [Sum.: Peter Leech, pp.11–12; Geritz Q025; Wentworth 337.]
  22. Ross, Charles. Introduction: The Historical Reputation of Richard III, Fact and Fiction. Richard III. London: Eyre Methuen; Berkeley: U of California P, 1981. Rpt. Yale English Monarchs. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011. xix–liii. [Geritz Q047; Wentworth 351. Introduction deals with the early historical accounts of Richard's reign, including More's (pp. xxvi–xxxii). The standard historical study of the reign of Richard III.]
    Review(s):
    1. J. M. W. Bean, Renaissance Quarterly 38 (1985): 710–12.
  23. Donno, Elizabeth Story. Thomas More and Richard III. Renaissance Quarterly 35 (1982): 401–47. [Geritz Q014; Wentworth 329.]
  24. Gransden, Antonia. The Humanist Historians: Thomas More and Polydore Vergil. Historical Writing in England ii, c. 1307 to the Early Sixteenth Century. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1982. 443–53.
  25. Fox, Alistair. Archetype and Antitype: The History of King Richard III, The Four Last Things. Thomas More: History and Providence. New Haven: Yale UP, 1983. 75–107.
  26. Marius, Richard. The History of King Richard III. Thomas More: A Biography. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984. Rpt. Vintage Books, 1985. 98–122, 529–530. Online at http://www.r3.org/bookcase/more/marius1.html and http://www.r3.org/bookcase/more/marius2.html
  27. Grant, Patrick. Thomas More's Richard III: Moral Narration and Humanist Method. Renaissance and Reformation ns 7 (1983): 157–82. Rpt. in Language and the Discovery of Method in the English Renaissance. London: Macmillan, 1985. 19–47, 160–67. [Geritz Q022; Wentworth 335.]
  28. Anderson, Judith H. More's Richard III: History and Biography. Biographical Truth: The Representation of Historical Persons in Tudor-Stuart Writing. New Haven: Yale UP, 1984. 75–109, 216–20. [Geritz Q001; Wentworth 323. Other chapters deal with Roper, Cavendish, Shakespeare and Bacon.]
    Review(s):
    1. Germain Marc'hadour, Moreana 109 (1992): 99–101.
    2. Daniel Woolf, Queen's Quarterly 94 (1987): 147–51.
  29. Chomarat, Jacques. More, Érasme et les historiens latins. [1985] See Thomas More and the Classics.
  30. Gordon, Walter M. The Religious Edifice and its Symbolism in the Writings of Erasmus, Colet, and More. Moreana 22:87/88 (1985): 15–23. [Geritz G035; Wentworth 332. On Erasmus' colloquy Peregrinatio Religionis Ergo (The character Gratianus Pullus in the colloquy is usually identified as Colet) and on More's treatment of sanctuary in the History of Richard III.]
  31. Heinrich, Hans P. Sir Thomas Mores Geschichte König Richards III, im Lichte humanistischer Historiographie und Geschichtstheorie. Beiträge zur Englischen und Amerikanischen Literatur 5. Paderborn: Ferdinard Schöningh, 1987. [Geritz Q031. See also Heinrich's German translation above in Richard III: Editions and Translations.]
    Review(s):
    1. Rosmarie Zell, Moreana 117 (1994): 133–34.
  32. Dean, Paul. Tudor Humanism and the Roman Past: A Background to Shakespeare. Renaissance Quarterly 41 (1988): 84–111. [Sum.: P.N. Moreana 98/99 (1988): 59; Geritz Q013. On attitudes to Roman history in Lydgate, Caxton, Erasmus, Polydore Vergil, More, the Mirror for Magistrates and Shakespeare.]
  33. Goy-Blanquet, D. Portrait à l'huile de minuit. L'Europe de la Renaissance: Cultures et Civilisations. Mélanges offerts à Marie-Thérèse Jones-Davies. Paris: Jean Touzot, 1988. 127–40. [On the ironies in More's Richard III.]
  34. Fox, Alistair. Thomas More and Tudor Historiography: The History of King Richard III. Politics and Literature in the Reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1989. 108–127. [Geritz Q016.]
    Review(s):
    1. Colin Burrow, Essays in Criticism 41:1 (1991): 55–60.
  35. Hall, Anne Drury. Early Tudor Prose and Civil History in Thomas More's History of King Richard III. Ceremony and Civility in English Renaissance Prose. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State UP, 1991. 53–100. [Geritz Q024.]
  36. Rudnytsky, Peter L. More's History of King Richard III as an Uncanny Text. Contending Kingdoms: Historical, Psychological, and Feminist Approaches to the Literature of Sixteenth-Century England and France. Ed. M.-R. Logan and P. L. Rudnytsky. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 1991. 149–72. [Sum.: pp. 14–15; Geritz Q051.]
  37. Baumann, Uwe. Thomas Morus und die Antike Mantik: Überlegungen zu den Todesvorzeichen für Lord William Hastings in der Geschichte König Richards III. Thomas Morus Jahrbuch 1992. 102–23. [Sum.: P. A. Sawada, Moreana 117 (1994): 136. Deals with Hastings' forebodings of death in the light of ancient divination and astrology.]
  38. Herman, Peter. Henrician Historiography and the Voice of the People: The Cases of More and Hall. Texas Studies in Language and Literature 39 (1997): 259–283. Online at http://www.academia.edu/29397999 [On popular resistance and dissent in More's History of Richard III and Edward Hall's treatment of Henry VIII in his Chronicles.]
  39. Kinney, Daniel. The Tyrant Being Slain: Afterlives of More's History of Richard III. English Renaissance Prose: History, Language, and Politics. Ed. Neil Rhodes. Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies 164. Tempe, AZ: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1997. 35–56.
  40. Peters, John G. Sanctuary in More's The History of King Richard III. Moreana 131/32 (1997): 25–36. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana131-132pages25-36.pdf [Sum.: pp.25–26.]
  41. Hosington, Brenda M. More's Use of English Proverbs in The History of Richard III. Moreana 134 (1998): 5–24. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana134pages5-24.pdf [Sum.: p.5.]
  42. Loverci, Francesca. Il tema della paura e della resistenza con le armi del diritto nella Historia Ricardi Tertii di Thomas More. Clio [Naples] 34:1 (1998): 99–114.
  43. Ronnick, Michele Valerie. A Note Concerning Certain Elements of Tacitus' Depiction of Nero in Thomas More's Historia Richardi Regis Angliae. Moreana 139/40 (1999): 63–65. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana139-140pages63-65.pdf
  44. McCutcheon, Elizabeth. Some Notes on Litotes in Thomas More's The History of King Richard III. Moreana 146 (2001): 91–110. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana146pages91-110.pdf [McCutcheon gives a list of 101 examples of More's use of Litotes in both the Latin and English versions of Richard III. This complements her earlier study of More's use of Litotes in Utopia: Denying the Contrary: More's Use of Litotes in the Utopia, in Utopia: Latin Style.
  45. Yoran, Hanan. Thomas More's Richard III: Probing the Limits of Humanism. Renaissance Studies 15:4 (2001): 514–37. (DOI) Available online at https://www.academia.edu/1062911
  46. Logan, George M. Humanist More, and Questions and Discussion. [2006] See Utopia and Renaissance Humanism.
  47. Schmidt, Gabriela. Lingua quo uadis?: Die Ambivalenzen humanistischer Sprachtheorie und Thomas Mores History of Richard III. Anglia 124:2 (2006): 244–275. [Sum.: (Engl.) Online.]
  48. Karlin, Louis, and Barbara J. Panza. Lawyers' Perspectives on the Sanctuary Scene in Richard III: 1) Louis Karlin, Esq., Law and Tyranny in More's History of King Richard III: An Examination of the Sanctuary Debate, 2) Barbara J. Panza, Esq., Law without Virtue: Lessons from the Sanctuary Scene in Thomas More's Richard III, and Lawyers' Perspectives? Questions and Discussion. Thomas More Studies 2 (2007): 76–89 + 90–101 + 102—109. http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/Karlin_RIII.pdf and http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/Panza_RIII.pdf and http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/Lawyers_Perspectives_RIII_QnD.pdf
  49. Koterski, Joseph. The Problem of Dirty Hands: Thomas More's Reflections on Complicity with Evil in The History of King Richard III, and Questions and Discussion. Thomas More Studies 2 (2007): 53–62 + 63–64. http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/Koterski_RIII.pdf and http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/Koterski_RIII_QnD.pdf
  50. Logan, George M. Thomas More on Tyranny, and Questions and Discussion. Thomas More Studies 2 (2007): 19–32 + 33–37. http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/Logan_RIII.pdf and http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/Logan_RIII_QnD.pdf
  51. Logan, George M., Clarence Miller, Elizabeth McCutcheon et al. Concluding Roundtable on Richard III. Thomas More Studies 2 (2007): 110–123. http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/Roundtable_RIII.pdf
  52. McCutcheon, Elizabeth. Differing Designs, Differing Rhetorics: Why Two Versions of More's Richard III? and Questions and Discussion. Thomas More Studies 2 (2007): 1–12 + 13–18. http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/McCutcheon_RIII.pdf and http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/McCutcheonQnD.pdf Audio Recording available at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/conference2006.html
  53. Smith, Stephen W. Comedy and Tyranny in Richard III, and Questions and Discussion. Thomas More Studies 2 (2007): 65–71 + 72–75. http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/Smith_RIII.pdf and http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/Smith_RIII_QnD.pdf
  54. Wegemer, Gerard. Educating Citizens for Self-Government: More's History of King Richard III, and Questions and Discussion. Thomas More Studies 2 (2007): 38–48 + 49–52. http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/Wegemer_RIII.pdf and http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/tmstudies/Wegemer_RIII_QnD.pdf
  55. Kinney, Arthur F. Inhabiting Time: Sir Thomas More's Historia Richardi Tertii. A Companion to Thomas More. Ed. A. D. Cousins, and Damian Grace. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2009. 114–26. [Sum.: p.14.]
  56. Mudan, Kavita. So mutable is that sexe: Queen Elizabeth Woodville in Polydore Vergil's Anglia historia and Sir Thomas More's History of King Richard III. The Rituals and Rhetoric of Queenship: Medieval to Early Modern. Ed. Elizabeth Oakley-Brown, and Louise J. Wilkinson, Dublin: Four Courts P, 2009. 104–117.
  57. Breen, Dan. Thomas More's History of Richard III: Genre, Humanism, and Moral Education. Studies in Philology 107:4 (2010): 465–92. (DOI)
  58. Lander, Jesse. Historiography. Cultural Reformations: Medieval and Renaissance in Literary History. Ed. Brian Cummings and James Simpson. Oxford Twenty-First Century Approaches to Literature. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2010. 56–74. [Deals mainly with Richard III, including A True Tragedy of Richard the Third (1994), Polidore Vergil, the Croyland Chronicle Continuations, Thomas More, and Buck's Defence.]
  59. Logan, George. Thomas More on Tyranny: The History of King Richard the III. The Cambridge Companion to Thomas More. Ed. George Logan. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2011. 168–90. (DOI)
  60. Wegemer, Gerard. Richard III: Diagnosing the Causes of England's Plague of Civil War. Young Thomas More and the Arts of Liberty. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, . 119–38.
  61. Wegemer, Gerard. England's Civil Wars: Young Thomas More's Assessment and Solutions. Moreana 183/84 (2011): 37–71. [Sum.: pp.37–38. Draws from material in Young Thomas More and the Arts of Liberty (2011).]
  62. Curtright, Travis. Humanist Realism and The History of Richard III, ca. 1514–1518. The One Thomas More. Washington, DC: Catholic University Press of America: 2012. 42–71.
  63. Hoffmann, Christine Cheaters, Saints, and Simultaneous Narrative: Early and Postmodern Lessons from Thomas More's The History of Richard III. College Literature 40:1 (2013):96–120. (DOI)
  64. Frank, Roberta. Thomas More's The History of Richard III. Moreana 51:195–196 (June 2014): 211–235. [Sum.: pp.211–12.]

See also King Richard III.

Background on Sanctuary

  1. Scofield, C. L. Elizabeth Wydevile in the Sanctuary at Westminster, 1470. English Historical Review 24 (1909): 90–91.
  2. Thornley, I. D. The Destruction of Sanctuary. Tudor Studies Presented... to Albert Frederick Pollard. Ed. R. W. Seton-Watson. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1924. 182–207.
  3. Kaufman, P. I. Henry VII and Sanctuary. Church History 53 (1984): 465–76.
  4. Gordon, Walter M. The Religious Edifice and its Symbolism in the Writings of Erasmus, Colet, and More. [1985] Richard III: Historiography, etc.
  5. Peters, John G. Sanctuary in More's The History of King Richard III. [1997] Richard III: Historiography, etc.
  6. Karlin, Louis, and Barbara J. Panza. Lawyers' Perspectives on the Sanctuary Scene in Richard III. [2007] Richard III: Historiography, etc.
  7. Bajetta, Carlo M. Sir Thomas More's Merry Jest. [2008] English Poems

More's Richard III: Dramatic Structure and Shakespeare

  1. Churchill, George B. Richard the Third up to Shakespeare. [1900] See Historiography
  2. Begg, Edleen. Shakespeare's Debt to Hall and Holinshed in Richard. Studies in Philology 32 (1935): 189–96.
  3. Glunz, Hans Hermann. Shakespeare und Morus. Kölner anglistische Arbeiten 32. Bochum-Langendreer: Heinrich Pöppinghaus, 1938. Neudr. 1966. [Geritz G033.]
  4. Bullough, Geoffrey, ed. Narrative and Dramatic Sources of Shakespeare. 5 vols. London: Routledge, 1966. 219–349.
  5. Heath, T. G. Another Look at Thomas More's Richard. Moreana 19/20 (1968): 11–19. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana19-20pages11-19.pdf [Geritz Q030; Wentworth 341. On More's History as a four part structure and differences from Shakespeare's play, and on the Continuation of the English version.]
  6. Kelly, Henry Ansgar. More's History of Richard III. Divine Providence in the England of Shakespeare's Histories. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1970. 129–33. [On More's anti-myth and on Hall's use of More's History.]
  7. Kincaid, Arthur Noel. The Dramatic Structure of Sir Thomas More's History of King Richard III. Studies in English Literature 12 (1972): 223–42. Rpt. in Essential Articles for the Study of Thomas More. Ed. Richard S. Sylvester and Germain Marc'hadour. Hamden, CT: Archon, 1977. 375–87, 650–1. Rpt. in More. Great Political Thinkers 6. Ed. John Dunn and Ian Harris. 2 vols. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publications, 1997. I: 300–319. [Geritz Q036; Wentworth 344.]
    Review(s):
    1. Marie-Claude Rousseau, Moreana 38 (1973): 95–96.
  8. Hanham, Alison. Sir Thomas More's Satirical Drama. Richard III and His Early Historians. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1975. 152–190. [Geritz Q027; Wentworth 339. A rather strained attempt to see More's History as a five-act drama. See also Damian Grace 1978 below for a response to Hanham.]
    Review(s):
    1. Michael A. Anderegg, Moreana 57 (1978): 39–46. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana57pages39-46.pdf
  9. Saccio, Peter. Richard III: The Last Plantagenet. Shakespeare's English Kings: History, Chronicle, and Drama. New York: Oxford UP, 1977. 157–86. [Geritz Q052.]
  10. Fox, Alistair. Richard III's Pauline Oath: Shakespeare's Response to Thomas More. Moreana 57 (1978): 13–23. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana26pages5-18.pdf [Geritz Q015; Wentworth 330.]
  11. Grace, Damian. More's Richard III: A Satirical Drama? Moreana 57 (1978): 31–38. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana57pages31-38.pdf [Geritz Q020; Wentworth 333. Criticism of Alison Hanham's interpretation of Richard III.]
  12. Dean, Paul. Tudor Humanism and the Roman Past: A Background to Shakespeare. [1980] See Historiography and Literary Studies
  13. Rousseau, Marie-Claude. Du Richard III de More à celui de Shakespeare: Deux regards sur justice et pouvoir. Actes du Congrès 1980, Société française Shakespeare. Ed. Marie-Thérèse Jones-Davies. Paris: Jean Touzot, 1981. 35–49.
  14. Kinney, Daniel. Kings' Tragicomedies: Generic Misrule in More's History of Richard III. Moreana 86 (1985): 128–50. Rpt. in More. Great Political Thinkers 6. Ed. John Dunn and Ian Harris. 2 vols. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publications, 1997. II: 238–260. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana86pages128-150.pdf [Geritz Q037; Wentworth 345. Study of the Latin version.]
  15. Candido, Joseph. Thomas More, The Tudor Chroniclers, and Shakepeare's Altered Richard. English Studies 68 (1987): 137–41. [Geritz Q005. On Richard's haste and restless energy in More's account. Suggests that the change in Richard's character in Shakespeare's play (after Act III), is due partly to a switch in underlying sources from More to Hall (following Polydore Vergil.)]
  16. Evans, Robert C. More's Richard III and Jonson's Richard Crookback and Sejanus. Comparative Drama 24 (1990): 97–132. [Summ: Geritz I037. On Jonson's extensive markings to More's Latin Historia in the 1565 Opera omnia (possibly used in a lost play Richard Crookback) and on parallels with Jonson's Sejanus. Also contains many valuable comments on the dramatic elements in More's account.]
  17. Warnicke, Retha M. Tyranny and Sacrifice in More's Richard III. Perspective as a Problem in the Art, History and Literature of Early Modern England. Eds. Mark Lussier, and S. K. Heninger. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen P, 1992. 75–80. [Geritz Q061.]
  18. Warnicke, Retha M. More's Richard III and the Mystery Plays. Historical Journal 35 (1992): 761–78. Rpt. in More. Great Political Thinkers 6. Ed. John Dunn and Ian Harris. 2 vols. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publications, 1997. II: 439–456. [Sum.: p.761; Geritz Q060. On the influence of the Mystery Cycles on the composition of Richard III.]
  19. Gurr, Jens Martin. Bad Is the World, and All Will Come to Nought: History and Morality in More's and Shakespeare's Richard III. Litteraria Pragensia: Studies in Literature and Culture 7:13 (1997): 51–78.
  20. de Prinsec, Annie-Paule Mielle. Thomas More et Shakespeare: Perspectives sur Richard. Richard III. Ed. Henri Suhamy. Paris: Ellipses, 1999. 106–114.
  21. Roux, Louis. Histoire et Théâtre: Richard III, Thomas More, Shakespeare. Bulletin de la Société d'études Anglo-Américaines des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles 49 (1999): 7–23. Online at http://www.persee.fr/doc/xvii_0291-3798_1999_num_49_1_2093.
  22. Lakowski, Romuald I. From History to Myth: The Misogyny of Richard III in More's History and Shakespeare's Play. Q/W/E/R/T/Y [Pau, France], 9 (Oct. 1999): 15–23. Online at http://www.shaksper.net/archives/files/moreshak.richard3.html
  23. Norwich, John Julius. Shakespeare's Kings. New York: Viking, 1999; Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin, 2000. [Includes several references to More.]
  24. Bruster, Douglas. Thomas More's Richard III and Shakespeare. Moreana 163 (2005): 79–92. [Sum.: p.79.]
  25. Avery, Joshua. From Obloquy to So Great Trust: Broken Judgment in More's and Shakespeare's Richard III. Moreana 183/84 (2011): 129–43. [Sum.: pp.129–30.]
  26. Hallett, Charles A., and Elaine S. Hallett. The Artistic Links Between William Shakespeare and Sir Thomas More: Radically Different Richards. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2011.
    Review(s):
    1. Peter Milward, Heythrop Journal 54:6 (Nov. 2013): 1038–39.
  27. Moran, Andrew. What were I best to say?: Hasty Curses and Morean Deliberation in Richard III. Moreana 183/84 (2011): 145–61. [Sum.: pp.145–46.]

See also Richard III: Selections, and More and Shakspeare: General Studies.

Richard III: Treatment of Women

  1. Khanna, Lee Cullen. No Less Real than Ideal: Images of Women in More's Work. Moreana 55/56 (1977): 35–51. Rpt. in More. Great Political Thinkers 6. Ed. John Dunn and Ian Harris. 2 vols. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publications, 1997. I: 413–429. [Geritz G052; Wentworth 259. Deals mainly with Richard III]
  2. Harner, James L. The Place of Shore's Wife in More's The History of King Richard III. Moreana 74 (1982): 69–76. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana74pages69-76.pdf [Geritz Q028; Wentworth 340.]
  3. Lakowski, Romuald I. From History to Myth: The Misogyny of Richard III in More's History and Shakespeare's Play. [1999] See More's History and Shakespeare.
  4. Shepard, Alan Clarke. Female Perversity, Male Entitlement: The Agency of Gender in More's The History of Richard III. Sixteenth Century Journal 26 (1995): 311–28. [Sum.: p.311; Geritz Q056.]
  5. Cousins, A. D. Representing Women and Resistence to Tyranny in More's Historia Richardi Tertii. Moreana 160 (2004): 72–95. Online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana160pages72-95.pdf [Sum.: p.72.]

See also King Richard III, Elizabeth [Jane] Shore and Elizabeth Woodville.

Shore's Wife and Later Influence

  1. Cross, Gustav. More's Historie of Kyng Rycharde the Thirde and Lust's Dominion. Notes and Queries ns 4 (1957): 198–99. [Geritz Q011; Sullivan 1:230–31. A scene in Lust's Dominion (first publishedn in 1567) probably derived from More's account of Doctor Shaa's sermon alledging the bastardy of Edward IV and Clarence.]
  2. Brown, Barbara. Sir Thomas More and Thomas Churchyard's Shore's Wife. Yearbook of English Studies 2 (1972): 41–48. [Geritz Q004; Wentworth 325.]
  3. Beith-Halahmi, Esther Yael. Too Slight a Thing To Be Written Of? Angel Fayre or Strumpet Lewd: Jane Shore as an Example of Erring Beauty in Sixteeth-Century Literature. 2 vols. Salzburg Studies in English Literature. Elizabethan & Renaissance Studies, 26–27. Salzburg: Universität Salzburg, Institut für Englische Sprache und Literatur, 1974. 6–59. [Sum.: G. M. Moreana 52 (1976): 135–36; Geritz Q003; Wentworth 324; Sullivan S2:12.]
  4. Gresham, Stephen. The Dramaturgy of Tyranny: More's Richard III and Sackville's Complaint of Buckingham. Quincentennial Essays on St. Thomas More. Ed. Michael J. Moore. Boone, NC: Albion, 1978. 35–42. [Geritz Q023; Wentworth 336.]
  5. Schulte Herbrüggen, Hubertus. Fletcher's Forgotten Play: The Rising to the Crown of Richard III. Miscellanea Moreana: Essays for Germain Marc'hadour. Moreana 100: Volume XXVI Mélanges Marc'hadour. Ed. Clare M. Murphy, Henri Gibaud and Mario A. Di Cesare. Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies 61. Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1989. 209–20. [Sum.: Marie-Claude Rousseau, Moreana 98/99 (1988): 158–59, 252; Geritz Q053.]
  6. Evans, Robert C. More's Richard III and Jonson's Richard Crookback and Sejanus. [1990] See More's History and "Dramatic" Structure
  7. Champion, Larry S. Myth and Counter-Myth: The Many Faces of Richard III. A Fair Day in the Affections: Literary Essays in Honour of Robert B. White, Jr. Ed. Jack C. Durant and M. Thomas Hester. Raleigh, NC: Winston P, 1980. 37–53. [Geritz Q007; Wentworth 327. On More's History, Shakespeare's Play and Josephine Tey's novel The Daughter of Time (1951).]
  8. Scott, Maria M. To Sleight a Thing: Mistress Shore and Thomas More. Re-Presenting Jane Shore: Harlot and Heroine. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2005. 7–19, esp. 12–18.

See also Elizabeth [Jane] Shore and King Richard III.