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Mannyng or Manning, Robert,

fl. 1298–1338, English poet, b. Brunne (modern Bourne), Lincolnshire; also called Robert of Brunne. He was a monk in the Gilbertine order. Mannyng is known chiefly for his Handling Sin, a lively religious manual adapted from William of Wadington's Manuel des péchés. Illustrating the vices and weaknesses of man, this work is an excellent reflection of the manners of the time. Mannyng is also the author of a chronicle of England based on Wace and de Langtoft.
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They occur in Havelok, Guy of Warwick, Arthur and Merlin and in Robert Mannyng.
Rhymes of this kind seem to confirm the hypothesis that monophthongisation [el > i:] must have been quite advanced at the time when the manuscript of Guy of Warwick was produced and when Robert Mannyng wrote his Story of England.
In so doing the volume makes its most important contribution as it specifies the `distinctiveness' of such thought: its constant obsession with `status' (whether, as Robert Mannyng put it, English was `not for the lerid bot for the lewed' (I.
1300), Robert Mannyng and other non-Northern texts.
66, Bestul unfortunately repeats the no-longer-accepted attribution of the `Meditations on the Supper of Our Lord' to Robert Mannyng of Brunne (on the basis of which the Meditationes vitae Christi are occasionally described as having been translated into English a good half-century before there is any real evidence); on p.
11') i) 1338 Robert Mannyng, Lincolnshire (hEM) [4470] 21 NIM (ham 11, nome/n 7, nyme/th/s 2, ynam 1) 162 YAK (to(o)k 84, tak/e 78)
The first part of Robert Mannyng of Brunne's Chronicle was edited by furnivall in 1887, the second part by Hearne in 1725, so that there is an indisputable need for a new edition.
Strandberg's argument for that district is based on the fact that the rhymes of the Cursor Mundi do not correspond to those of the North Lincolnshire writer, Robert Mannyng of Brunne (1919: xiv).
Fashioning history and romance' consists of pieces by Michel Zink on Froissart, Donald Maddox on La Fille du comte de Pontieu, Jean Blacker on Gaimar and Constance FitzGilbert, Sara Sturm-Maddox on Melusine, Michelle Szkilnik on Passelion and Marc l'Essilie, Thea Summerfield on political songs in the chronicles of Pierre Langtoft and Robert Mannyng, and Helen Cooper on romance in the aftermath of the battle of Bosworth.
My final and most eloquent witness to the relevance of the twelve years of peace to verse romances is Robert Mannyng of Brunne.
A century after Robert Mannyng, John Hardyng also felt that the nine years skipped by Wace and Geoffrey of Monmouth were full of narrative potential.
Richard Morris, EETS, Os 49 London, 1872), and Robert Mannyng of Brunne, Handlyng Synne, ed.