An Essay On The State Of Literature And Learning Under The Anglo-saxons; Introductory To The First…

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...elucidavit illis diebus labore necessario, nostris ridiculo. Sed enim jussu regis factum est, ut levius ab eodem in Anglicum transferretur sermonem.--W. Malms, p. 248. f Swa swa ic hi ge-leornode set Plegmunde minum sercebiscope, and act Assere minum biscope, and set Grimbolde minum msesse-preoste, and iet Johanne minum maesse-preoste.--Preface to the Pastorale. t It is observable throughout the middle ages, that what is stated cor. rectly and judiciously in the Latin writers appears most grossly incorrect and capriciously distorted whenever we meet with it in the vernacular tion. In translating the second metre of the fifth book of Boethius, beginning--Puro clarum lumine Phaebum Melliflai canit oris Homerus,--Alfred has added an explanation which shows that Virgil was then much better known than Homer. "Homer," says he, " the good poet, who was best among the Greeks: he was Virgil's teacher: this Virgil was best among the Latins." Alfred probably means no more than that Virgil imitated Homer: but in the metrical version of the metres of Boethius, also attributed to Alfred, the matter is placed quite in another light, and Homer not only becomes Virgil's teacher, but his friend also. Omerus Wsbs Homer was east mid Crecum in the east among the Greeks on xm leod-scipe in that nation leoba crseftgast, the most skilful of poets, Firgilies Virgil's freond and lareow, friend and teacher, bsem mseran sceope to that great bard mngistra betst. the best of masters. (Metres of Boeth. ed. Fox, p. 137.) We will, however, willingly relieve the Anglo-Saxon monarch from all responsibility for this error, which seems to have arisen from the misconstruction of Alfred's words by some other person who was the author of the prosaic writings of the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...elucidavit illis diebus labore necessario, nostris ridiculo. Sed enim jussu regis factum est, ut levius ab eodem in Ang...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:June 29, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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