Note on the Text
The materials in this volume follow the original manuscripts or printed texts in most important respects. Some light punctuation has been added to Nos 3 and 5, and contractions expanded and omitted where they appear elsewhere in the volume (e.g. Surrey's elegies on Wyatt) . Some antiquated footnotes in the originals (e.g. some of Nott's) and refer ences to old editions, have been excised. I have appended, following every quotation from Wyatt, a reference to its number in the most recent edition, Collected Poems oj Sir Thomas Wyatt, ed. Kenneth Muir and Patricia Thomson (Liverpool University Press, 1969) . The prose translation of Leland's elegies is as literal as possible, making no pre tensions to literary style. The place of publication, unless otherwise stated, is London. Original footnotes are marked with asterisk, dagger, etc. , the present editor's footnotes are numbered. My additions to original footnotes are contained in square brackets.