I’ve been doing a bit of a side-project for the last couple of days.
The short St Nicholas legends (reference BHL 6173 and 6175), that I have been working on, in fact derive – via the Magnum Legendarium Austriacum, of which more next week- from the sermon on St Nicholas included by Honorius of Augustodunensis in his Speculum. This is so obscure that I felt drawn to translate that sermon. I turned the Migne text into an electronic text, and then quickly found evidence that it was dodgy. The only other edition was the 1531 editio princeps, which looked rather better, so I collated the two. These differed enough that I felt obliged to consult a couple of manuscripts, chosen at random. Inevitably I ended up with a 4-way collation.
I have just finished the translation, and I will review it and upload it, with the text and collation, next week. Then it’s back to BHL 6173, although there’s not much more to do there.
Isn’t it odd that there is no obvious way to create a collation in Microsoft Word (or in this blogging tool, WordPress)?