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Page xxii - A Translation of the Anglo-Saxon Poem of Beowulf, with a copious Glossary, Preface, and Philological Notes, by John M.
Page xiv - I owe all the knowledge I possess, such as it is ; and who has during the preparation of this work, expressed to me the liveliest interest, and afforded the friendliest assistance. The founder of that school of philology, which has converted etymological researches, once a chaos of accidents, into a logical and scientific system, will not refuse this tribute of admiration and respect from perhaps the first Englishman who has adopted and acted upon his views.
Page xxiii - Latino-Saxonicum veins, a Johanne Spelmanno D. Hen. fil. editum, e vetustissimo exemplari MS. in bibliotheca ipsius Henrici, et cum tribus aliis non minus vetustis collatum, Londini, 1640).
Page xiv - ... Had I been able to complete my original plan, all these would have been carefully noted ; as it is, I must content myself with recommending my reader to study the profound work of that great scholar to whom this book is dedicated ; and of which I do not hesitate to say, that the Deutsche Grammatik is one of the most wonderful specimens of industry and philological acumen that are preserved in the records of man. With respect to the texts here given I wish to add a few words. All persons who have...
Page xxii - Genesios ac praecipuarum Sacrae Paginae Historiarum, abhinc annos MLXX. Anglo-Saxonice conscripta, et nunc primum edita a Francisco Junio, FF Amstelodami apud Christophorum Cunradi, typis et sumptibus Editoris.
Page 121 - C. 309, 4. ahd. atum spiritus. 1109. nearusearve (so ist zusammenzuziehen) fraudem angustam, ie occultam. 1114. godgimmas, gottes gemmen, sterne des himmels. 1133. ofer hleör goten, über die wange vergossen, vgl. ofer hleör beran B. 605. 1134. tearas feöllon ofer vira gespon, die zähren fielen über die goldspangen, eigentlich filorum aureorum fibulas; gespon ist nexus, von spannan nectere, vgl.
Page 140 - gum, prefixed to words, denotes ' excellence, eminence', as gumcysta choice, precious, pretiosus; gumcystum god in wealth abundant; rebus protiosis abundans, Cd. 85.
Page xi - Sir Nicholas Carlisle, the learned secretary of the Society of Antiquaries, the perusal of some sheets was allowed before the work was published. Amongst those to whom the greatest debt of gratitude is due, is an old and faithful friend, CS Cárdale, Esq., known to A.-S.