1. See, for example, T. D. Hall's "Was Langland the Author of the C-Text . . .?"; A. V. Schmidt's "Direct and Indirect Relation . . ."; Lavinia Griffiths' Personification in Piers Plowman, especially pages 35-39; and Malcolm Gooden's The Making of Piers Plowman.
2. Line references are to the Kane and Donaldson edition for the B text and to the Pearsall edition for the C text.
3. See, for example, this author's Mede, Mercede, and Piers Plowman . . . . Other essays on this topic include M. Amassian and J. Sadowsky's "Mede and Mercede . . ."; Samuel Overstreet's "'Grammaticus Ludens' . . ."; Robert Adams' "Mede and Mercede . . ."; and Paula J. Carlson's "Lady Meed and God's Meed . . . .".
4. In the C text, meed appears 126 times, mercy 87 times, and mercede only 3 times. A complete listing of the uses of meed, mercede, and mercy appears in the Appendix.
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