Trevisa's stile bears some affinity to that of Chaucer, with whom he was cotemporary.
Of cotemporary writers, in the way of authority, there is no mention.
But in the next place the cotemporary evidence on the subject is conclusive.
He speaks to what he had the means of knowing, and he speaks to a cotemporary fact.
We wish we could do that; but our cotemporary has already engaged the only editor we know of who can.
No reference to cotemporary testimony is given by these historians.
Of his cotemporary authors Hogg speaks in his life with the highest honor.
The cotemporary who related this made no comment; expressed no wonder.
The names of subordinate or cotemporary Princes are printed in Italics.
Perhaps some of your readers may be able to say whether Miss Landon had the authority of any cotemporary writer for the anecdote.