A Grammar of the Anglo-Saxon Tongue: With a Praxis (Classic Reprint)
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But this circumstance renders it still more necessary to German scholars: to them the' Anglo Saxon is almost what the Icelandic is to those of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway; not because the German and Dutch can, strictly Speaking, be con sidered as derived from it, but because, of the old-saxon and other ancient, sexstinct, dialects, from which they are derived, such small fragments are transmitted 1to us, that they must, in great mea sure, be explained and illustrated by the aid of the anglo-saxon, to which tongue recourse may be had, where the others completely desert the phi lologist; for the Icelandic lies more remote for Germans, though quite as interesting to them, as anglo-saxon to' Scandinavians.
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