Caxton's Mirrour of the world (Google eBook)

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Pub. for the Early English text society by K. Paul, Trench, Trübner & co., ltd., and by H. Milford, Oxford university press [London] and New York, 1913 - Literary Criticism - 192 pages
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What a fun read. Now, saying that, I must admit that I really enjoy reading prior culture's concepts of things like astronomy and what the rest of the world is like, so I enjoyed just flipping through ... Read full review

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Page 184 - Society's existence, it has produced, with whatever shortcomings, and at a cost of over £35,000, an amount of good solid work for which all students of our Language, and some of our Literature, must be grateful, and which has rendered possible the beginnings (at least) of proper Histories and Dictionaries of that Language and Literature, and has illustrated the thoughts, the life, the manners and customs of our forefathers and foremothers.
Page 186 - Pilgrimage of the Life of Man, with the French prose version by Jean Gallopes, from Lord Aldenham's MS., he having generously promist to pay the extra cost of printing the French text, and engraving one or two of the illuminations in his MS.
Page 184 - Is. for the EXTRA SERIES, due in advance on the 1st of JANUARY, and should be paid by Cheque, Postal Order, or Money-Order, crost ' Union of London and Smith's Bank,
Page 184 - Society was started by Dr. Furnivall in 1864 for the purpose of bringing the mass of Old English Literature within the reach of the ordinary student, and of wiping away the reproach under which England hud long rested, of having felt little interest in the monuments of her early language and life.
Page 184 - MSS. and Caxton's and other black-letter books, though first editions of MSS. will not be excluded when the convenience of issuing them demands their inclusion in the Extra Series. During the fifty years of the Society's existence, it has...
Page 187 - ... example has been followed, not only by the Old French Text Society, which has done such admirable work under its founders Profs. Paul Meyer and Gaston Paris, but also by the Early Russian Text Society, which was set on foot in 1877, and has since issued many excellent editions of old MS. Chronicles, &c.
Page 186 - A copy in the Northern dialect is MS. G. 21, in St. John's Coll., Cambridge, and this is the MS. which will be edited for the EE Text Society. The Laud MS. 740 was somewhat condenst and modernised, in the 17th century, into MS. Ff. 6. 30, in the Cambridge University Library: 4 "The Pilgrime or the Pilgrimage of Man in this World,
Page 187 - Prof. Napier of Oxford, wishing to have the whole of our MS. Anglo-Saxon in type, and accessible to students, will edit for the Society all the unprinted and other Anglo-Saxon Homilies which are not included in Thorpe's edition of jElfric's prose,5 Dr.
Page 187 - Wiilfing, &c. Scandinavia has also sent us Prof. Erdmann and Dr. EA Kock ; Holland, Prof. H. Logeman, who is now working in Belgium ; France, Prof. Paul Meyer — with Gaston Paris as adviser (alas, now dead); — Italy, Prof.
Page 187 - Caxton says, and some shortenings too, as the maker of both, the first translator, tells us in the MSS. Caxton leaves out the earlier englisher's interesting Epilog in the Egerton MS. This prose englishing of the Sowle will be edited for the Society by Prof.

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