Returning the Obscenities (BNF fr. 837)

Paris, BNF, fr. 837 (pre 1300)
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Another reader did not care for the way the censorious reader had rubbed out key words of the title. He wrote them back in for some texts, but not for others. Why was he this selective? Maybe he cared about some texts more than others; maybe he read by dipping in and out and only corrected ‘mistakes’ as he saw them. Here, the censorious reader has removed the words ‘fut foutue’ from the text ending ‘Explicit de la dolente qui fut foutue (sur la fosse de son mari)’, and the other reader has written the words back in again.

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