||Notes from Snow 1977, no. 233: "These are the Norman Maccoll Lectures, originally delivered in 1949. We get the historian's viewpoint on two important phases of Alfonsine poetic activity in Ch. 3, on the CSM, and in Ch. 6, on the king and his collaborators. The former chapter features a summary of major scholarly work on the CSM to date, a discussion of its lyric nature and content, and the notion that this work belongs primarily to the literary history of Portugal. The mentions of personal involvement on many levels carries over to Ch. 6 in which cantigas 209, 169, 360, 180, 279, and 401 are adduced for support of the author's views on Alfonso's intimate participation in the successive editions of the CSM. This is an intelligent, cautious, and sensitive appraisal."