It has long been common knowledge that during his stay on the island of Voorne Jacob van Maerlant wrote an 'abbreviated Lapydarys' (cortten Lapdarys). Though the work is generally considered lost, some years ago already W.L. Brakeman posited that the two fragments preserved in the Leiden University library (Ltk. 1752) constitute parts of it. Because Braekman did not anchor his supposition with arguments, Maerlant scholarship has accorded the fragments almost no attention. This article examines the philological arguments, both pro and con, which merit consideration in the question of whether these fragments can be ascribed to Maerlant. According to the results of this research, it seems highly likely that the Leiden Lapidarium Fragments are part of his cortten Lapydarys.
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