Langland’s Quotations from the Penitential Tradition.
Lists Latin quotations similar or identical to those used in confessional manuals and penitential sections of scholastic sumMAE, and employed by Langland in contexts that recall their use in the penitential tradition. C.6.257a (Thomas of Chobham, Summa confessorum 188.8.131.52); B.13.426a, C.7.87a (Thomas of Chobham, Summa confessorum 6.4.4); A.4.126-27, B.4.143-44, C.4.140-41 (exactly paralleled in Paul of Hungary’s De confessione 23 and Bruno Hostiensis, Summa Aurea 5); B.11.81a (Robert Courson, Summa 2, sec. h; Bruno Hostiensis, Summa Aurea 5); B.15.530a, C.17.280a (Alain de Lille, Liberpoenitentialis 4.18); B.10.281a (Alain de Lille, Liberpoenitentialis 4.16, simplified from Matt. 15:14); A.9.16a, B.8.20a, C.10.21 (exactly paralleled as a simplification of Prov. 24:16 by Raymond of Pennafort, Summa de Poenitentia 3.34, sec. 6, et al.); B.18.149a, C.20.152a (exactly paralleled in John of Freiburg, Summa confessorum 3.34, q. 168).
MP 84 (1986): 53-60.