Children’s Literature of the English Renaissance by Warren W. Wooden

By Warren W. Wooden

Warren W. Wooden's pioneering reports of early examples of kid's literature throw new mild on many accredited works of the English Renaissance interval. as a result, they seem extra advanced, major, and profitable than hitherto discovered. In those 9 essays, wood strains the roots of English kid's literature within the Renaissance starting with the 1st published books of Caxton and varying via the  Read more...

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The earliest notice of the Boy Bishop ceremony in England occurs in a statute at York Cathedral before 1221 specifying some of the youth's duties, and there are additional records of Boy Bishops at Salisbury and St Paul's Cathedral within the same decade Although popular throughout Europe, the practice, which was fully sanctioned by the Catholic church, was a particular favorite of the English and spread rapidly throughout the land. It is difficult to tell exactly when the Childermass ceremonies spread from the monasteries and collegiate churches to the ordinary parish churches and schools of England, but the ample surviving records of miniature copes, rings, staffs, and the like for use by the Child Bishops from churches all over England supplement the regulations and notices of the practice to suggest that by the 26 Children$ Literature late fifteenth century most English parish churches had their own Boy Bishops_ The Salisbury Processional and Breviary give us our clearest picture of the Childermass ceremonies as practiced in England 3 In brief, for the twenty-four hours beginning with Vespers on Holy Innocents' Eve, the choir boys or schoolboys (sometimes both) took the place of their elders, assuming their rights, duties, and privileges in the performance of religious services_ Their chief was the Boy Bishop (Episcopus Puerorum-or Child's Bishop, Barne Bishop, Nicholas Bishop, Innocents Bishop, Scholars Bishop, as he was variously called) elected back on St Nicholas' Day by his fellows, a prerogative jealously guarded by the boys who successfully resisted, at York and elsewhere, their elders' attempts to abolish the electoral process in favor of a Boy Bishop appointed by the adults_ On Childermass Eve the Boy Bishop with his attendants led a procession from the choir either to the altar of St Nicholas or that of the Holy Innocents, the Holy Trinity; or All Saints in the chapel, where like a real bishop he censed the altar and the image of the saint He blessed the people and led his procession back to the choir where the boys took the higher stalls and kept them until Vespers on Childermass Day A sumptuous supper followed_ On Childermass Day all the services, with the possible exception of mass, were performed by the Boy Bishop and the boys Also in the morning, in England at least, it was the custom for the Boy Bishop to deliver a sermon to his fellows, his masters, and townspeople who came to celebrate the feast A dinner followed, after which the Boy Bishop and his retinue processed through the streets on horseback.

21 ). Finally; Erasmus' sermon focuses on an analysis of Christ's 38 Children$ Literature childhood as a perfect example for both children and adults to emulate. In Christ, argues Erasmus, Do ye not manifestly see a newe kynde of chyldehood. Of the chyldren in times paste it was sayd. Stulticia collegata est in corde peuri. That is to saye. Foly is teyed to gether in a chyldes herte. Of the newe chylde ye here. Plenus sapientia full of wysdom/ why do we any longer excuse our rudeness under the cloke of our tender age/ when we heare a chylde not onely wyfe but full of wysdom?

The specific details of his relationship with Jane Scrape are also hazy, although HLR. Edwards has reconstructed the background of Jane's arrival at Carrow Priory and speculates upon Skelton's connection with her family 4 Although the evidence is missing to establish whether Skelton ever functioned as Jane's tutor, his court position with the young princes would have recently reacquainted him with the cries of early adolescence.

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