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History of the English language; selected texts and exercises,

Author: Richard Lester Hoffman
Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown [1968]
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hoffman, Richard Lester.
History of the English language.
Boston, Little, Brown [1968]
(OCoLC)655300323
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Lester Hoffman
OCLC Number: 443319
Description: xvi, 156 pages 21 cm
Contents: Old English. Alfredian Bede. Angles, Saxons, and Jutes ; Augustine ; Caedmon --
Anglo-Saxon chronicle. Northmen ; Brunanburh (lines 1-24) ; Hastings --
Caedmonian exodus. Moses and the Red Sea (lines 276-304) --
Beowulf (lines 1-25 and 3156-3182) --
Cynewulf's Elene. Constantine's vision of the Cross (lines 61-98) --
The seafarer (lines 1-26) --
Aelfric's Heptateuch. Genesis 2.16-17 and 3.1-7 : The fall of man ; Genesis 4.1-16 : Cain and Abel ; Genesis 8.6-12 and 15-22 : Noah ; Genesis 11.1-9 : Babel ; Genesis 22.1-13 : Abraham and Isaac ; Exodus 14.21-31 : Moses and the Red Sea ; Exodus 20.10-17 : The Ten Commandments --
West Saxon Gospels. Luke 2.1-20 : The Nativity ; Luke 10.25-37 : The good Samaritan ; Luke 15.11-32 : The prodigal son ; Matthew 5.1-12 : The Beatitudes ; Matthew 6.9-13 : The Lord's prayer ; Late West Saxon version ; Northumbrian version ; Mercian version. Middle English : East Midland. Anglo-Saxon chronicle ; The death of Henry I ; The death of Stephen --
Ormulum. Dedication (lines 1-54) --
The bestiary. Whale and panther --
Havelock the Dane (lines 1-62) --
General prologue to the Canterbury tales (lines 1-42, 285-308, 545-566) / Geoffrey Chaucer --
The Wyclif Bible. Genesis 2.16-17 and 3.1-7 ; Genesis 4.1-16 ; Genesis 8.6-12 and 15-22 ; Genesis 11.1-9 ; Genesis 22.1-13 ; Exodus 14.21-31 ; Exodus 20.1-17 ; Luke 2.1-20 ; Luke 10.25-37 ; Luke 15.11-32 ; Matthew 5.1-12 ; Matthew 6.9-13 --
Paston letters. Margaret Paston to John Paston I (probably 1443, September 28) ; Margaret Paston to John Paston I (1459, December 24). Middle English : Northern. Northern metrical homilies ; Sermon for the third Sunday after the octave of Epiphany --
Cursor mundi (lines 1-46 and 221-250) --
The bee and the stork / Richard Rolle of Hampole --
Northern verse psalter. Psalm I ; Psalm 22 ; Psalm 94. Middle English : West Midland. Pearl (lines 1-60) --
Sir Gawain and the green knight (lines 130-202) --
De sancto thome archiepiscopo cantuarienci ; De rege nostro Henrico Sexto / John Audelay --
Lay folk's mass book. Confiteor ; Apostle's Creed ; Preface--Sanctus ; Pater noster. Middle English : Southwestern. Poema morale (lines 1-40) --
Owl and nightingale (lines 41-126) --
Metrical chronicle. Vortigern, Hengest, and Horsa (lines 2399-2452) / Robert of Gloucester --
Translation of Ranule Higden's polychronicon. Patrick's purgatory / John of Trevisa --
Piers Plowman (A Text). Prologue (lines 1-30) ; Passus X (lines 119-151). Middle English : Southeastern (Kentish). Kentish sermons. Sermon for the second Sunday after the octave of Epiphany --
Ayenbite of Inwyt. How a pagan's son became a monk / Dan Michel of Northgate. Middle English : Scottish. The bruce / John Barbour. Appendices. The King James Bible. Genesis 2.16-17 and 3.1-7 ; Genesis 4.1-16 ; Genesis 8.6-12 and 15-22 ; Genesis 11.1-9 ; Genesis 22.1-13 ; Exodus 14.21-31 ; Exodus 20.1-17 ; Luke 2.1-20 ; Luke 10.25-37 ; Luke 15.11-32 ; Matthew 5.1-12 ; Matthew 6.9-13 ; Psalm I ; Psalm 23 ; Psalm 95.
Responsibility: edited by Richard L. Hoffman.

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