Editorial

That many interesting and valuable East Slavonic books are to be found preserved in British libraries has been amply shown by the research of J. Simmons of Oxford University. Those printed in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania during the XVIth and XVIIth century, frequently contain panegyric verses, which are of considerable interest to the student of Middle-Belarusian literature. Catalogues of the verses have been made in the past, the most comprehensive being by Peretz and Karataev, and many have been published by A. Koršunaū in his collection Chrestamatyja pa staražytnaj bieła­ruskaj litaratury (Miensk 1959)...