Template:RQ:Malory Le Morte Darthur

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1485 July 31, Thomas Malory, “(please specify the chapter)”, in [Le Morte Darthur], (please specify the book number), [London]: [] [by William Caxton], OCLC 71490786; republished as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, Le Morte Darthur [], London: Published by David Nutt, [], 1889, OCLC 890162034:

Usage[edit]

This template may be used on Wiktionary entry pages to quote Thomas Malory's work Le Morte d'Arthur (1st edition, 1485). It can be used to create a link to online versions of the 1889 edition of the work edited by Heinrich Oskar Sommer at the Internet Archive:

(The work was published in a single volume, but appears in two parts at the Internet Archive.)

Parameters[edit]

The template takes the following parameters:

  • |1= or |book=mandatory: the book number quoted from in uppercase Roman numerals.
  • |2= or |chapter= – the chapter (capitulum) number quoted from. In the work, the capitulum number is either indicated as a word (for example, "Capitulum primum") or a lowercase Roman numeral (for example, "Capitulum viij").
  • |leaf= and |verso= – the leaf or folio number of the 1485 edition of the work quoted from, which is indicated at the bottom left corner of each page. If quoting from a verso (left-hand) page, specify |verso=yes; if this parameter is omitted, the template indicates that a recto (right-hand) page is quoted. If quoting a range of leaves, for example, "leaves 10, verso – 11, recto", note the following use |leaf= and |verso= to specify the leaf or folio at the start of the range, and |leafend= and |versoend= (if required) to specify the leaf at the end of the range.
  • |3= or |page=, or |pages=mandatory in some cases: the page number(s) of the 1889 edition quoted from, which is indicated at the centre of the top of each page. When quoting a range of pages, note the following:
    • Separate the first and last pages of the range with an en dash, like this: |pages=110–111.
    • You must also use |pageref= to specify the page number that the template should link to (usually the page on which the Wiktionary entry appears).
If this parameter is omitted, the template will not link to the online version of the work.
  • |line= or |lines= – the line number(s) in the 1889 edition of the work quoted from. When quoting a range of lines, separate the first and last line numbers with an en dash.
  • |4= or |passage= – a passage quoted from the book.
  • |5= or |translation= – a translation of the passage quoted into contemporary English.
  • |brackets= – use |brackets=on to surround a quotation with brackets. This indicates that the quotation either contains a mere mention of a term (for example, "some people find the word manoeuvre hard to spell") rather than an actual use of it (for example, "we need to manoeuvre carefully to avoid causing upset"), or does not provide an actual instance of a term but provides information about related terms.

Examples[edit]

  • Wikitext:
    • {{RQ:Malory Le Morte Darthur|book=X|chapter=xviij|leaf=222|page=443|lines=19–21|passage=Syr ſaid Dynadan I ſhalle [[give|gyue]] you my [[beholding#Noun|beholdynge]] / wel ſaid Palomydes / thenne ſhall ye ſee how we ſhalle '''redreſſe''' our [[mights|myghtes]]}}; or
    • {{RQ:Malory Le Morte Darthur|X|xviij|leaf=222|443|lines=19–21|Syr ſaid Dynadan I ſhalle [[give|gyue]] you my [[beholding#Noun|beholdynge]] / wel ſaid Palomydes / thenne ſhall ye ſee how we ſhalle '''redreſſe''' our [[mights|myghtes]]}}
  • Result:
  • Wikitext: {{RQ:Malory Le Morte Darthur|book=IV|chapter=Quintum|leaf=62|verso=yes|page=124|lines=10–13|passage=I durſt ſaye that of his age ther is not in this land a better knyghte than he is nor of better condycions and '''lothe''' to doo ony wronge / and '''loth''' to take ony wronge}}
  • Result:
    • 1485 July 31, Thomas Malory, “Capitulum Quintum”, in [Le Morte Darthur], book IV, [London]: [] [by William Caxton], OCLC 71490786, leaf 62, verso; republished as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, Le Morte Darthur [], London: Published by David Nutt, [], 1889, OCLC 890162034, lines 10–13, page 124:
      I durſt ſaye that of his age ther is not in this land a better knyghte than he is nor of better condycions and lothe to doo ony wronge / and loth to take ony wronge