A Compendious Grammar of the Old Northern Or Icelandic Language

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H. Johnson & Company, 1838 - Old Norse language - 162 pages
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"The first Icelandic grammar published outside of Scandinavia. It is based upon Rask's Kortfattet Vejledning til det Oldnordiske eller gamle Islandiske Sprog. Köbenhavn, 1832; but it represents much original work; especially in the sections devoted to inflection and in the treatment of the syntax. The translation was made in 1834-5, but was not printed until 1838. On account of Mr. Marsh's absence from Burlington at the time, the volume was disfigured by so many typographical errors that he never put it upon the market, though copies were freely given to scholars. See the article in the Nation, v.35, p.94....-Marsh Library Catalogue, p. 440.
 

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Page ix - Icelandic literature has never been surpassed, if equaled, in all that gives value to that portion of history which consists of spirited delineations of character and faithful and lively pictures of events among nations in a rude state of society. " That the study of the Old Northern tongue may have an important bearing on English grammar and etymology, will be obvious, when it is known that the Icelandic is most closely allied to the Anglo-Saxon, of which so few monuments are extant; and a slight...

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