A Second Anglo-Saxon Reader: Archaic and Dialectalby Henry Sweet
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Sweet's Second Anglo-Saxon Reader, first published in 1887, provided a collection of major source materials for the student of (in particular) the Old English language. A number of the texts that it contains are still not otherwise available in modern editions, and the book is unique in bringing together in a convenient volume such a range of linguistically important pieces.
For the revised edition, each of the texts has been carefully checked and corrected, and the textual apparatus has been somewhat enlarged. There have been a small number of changes in the selection, particularly in the inscription and the charters. Additional glossary items have also been included in the book, as well as the Leningrad version of Caedmon's Hymn.
The Second Anglo-Saxon Reader is of continuing value to students of the Old English language, as it provides a reliable and accurate record of much of the material on which their work is founded.
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