Elements of the History of the English Language originally published in 1911.Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. This book is one of the most concise and carefully delected histories of the English language. It was written in 1895 as a summary of the leading facts in the history of English, intended for the use of University students who were preparing for examination. This book has a magnificent charm which places it in a class of its own, and would make a most grateful addition to the list of college texts.