Essentials of Early English: Old, Middle and Early Modern English

Essentials of Early English: Old, Middle and Early Modern English

by Jeremy J. Smith, J. J. Smith
     
 

A practical and accessible introduction to the early stages of the English language: Old English, Middle English and Early Modern English.

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A practical and accessible introduction to the early stages of the English language: Old English, Middle English and Early Modern English.

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ISBN-13:
9780415187428
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
15.60(w) x 23.40(h) x 2.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. IDescriptive Material1
1Introduction3
2Describing language17
3Old English45
4Middle English91
5Early Modern English125
Pt. IIIllustrative Texts157
Sect. AOld English Texts159
1The Man Who Built His House on Sand160
2Abraham and Isaac161
3From the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle162
4Daniel163
5Caedmon's Hymn164
6From The Dream of the Rood165
7From AElfric's Life of King Oswald167
8From Beowulf169
Sect. BMiddle English texts175
1From The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales176
2From The Pardoner's Tale178
3From The Parson's Tale181
4From The Peterborough Chronicle184
5From Sir Orfeo186
6From Sir Gawain and the Green Knight188
7From William Caxton's Preface to his edition of the Morte Darthure190
8From Sir Thomas Malory, The Morte Darthur192
9A letter from Margaret Paston193
Sect. CEarly Modern English texts199
1From Loues labour's lost201
2From As you like it203
3From The Tragedie of King Lear204
4From The Tragedie of Julius Caesar207
5From The Tragedie of Hamlet208
6From The Tragedie of Richard the Third210
7From the Authorized Version of the Bible (1611)212
8From E.K.'s Preface to Spenser's Shepheardes Calender (1579)213
9From John Milton's Areopagitica (1644)215
10From John Dryden, All for Love or, the World Well Lost (1677/1678)216
11From The Letters of Lady Brilliana Harley (1642)218
Annotated Bibliography223
Old English Glossary229
Thematic Index247

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