Essentials of Early English

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Psychology Press, 1999 - 251 pages

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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Contents

Chapter 2
18
Describing language
19
Old English
46
Middle English
91
Early Modern English
125
Section A Old English Texts
159
Section B Middle English texts
175
1 From The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales
176
1 From Loues labours lost
201
2 From As you like it
203
3 From The Tragedie of King Lear
204
4 From The Tragedie of Julius Csar
207
5 From The Tragedie of Hamlet
208
6 From The Tragedie of Richard the Third
210
7 From the Authorized Version of the Bible 1611
212
8 From E K s Preface to Spensers Shepheardes Calender 1579
213

2 From The Pardoners Tale
178
3 From The Parsons Tale
181
4 From The Peterborough Chronicle
184
5 From Sir Orfeo
186
6 From Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
188
7 From William Caxtons Preface to his edition of the Morte Darthure
190
8 From Sir Thomas Malory The Morte Darthur
192
9 A letter from Margaret Paston
193
Early Modern English texts
199
9 From John Miltons Areopagitica 1644
215
10 From John Dryden All for Love or the World Well Lost 16771678
216
11 From The Letters of Lady Brilliana Harley 1642
218
BIBLIOGRAPHY GLOSSARY AND THEMATIC INDEX
221
Annotated Bibliography
223
Old English Glossary
229
Thematic Index
247
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