Medieval marginalia compiled at Lapham’s Quarterly

Lapham’s Quarterly presented, in image form, a selection of marginal notes made by Medieval scribes as they laboured to reproduce texts.

My favourite is this:

Now I’ve written the whole thing: for Christ’s sake give me a drink.

I also like this very poignant example:

This is sad! O little book! A day will come when someone over your page will say, “The hand that wrote it is no more.”

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