George Hickes and the Dano-Saxon poetic dialect : a translation edition of a section of Caput XXI, from the Anglo-Saxon Grammar of Linguarum vett. septentrionalium thesaurus
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In 1705 George Hickes published his book Linguarum vett. Septentrionalium Thesaurus (A Treasury of Ancient Northern Tongues) which contained, among other things, an Anglo-Saxon Grammar. In the final six chapters of this grammar, Hickes includes a history of the Anglo-Saxon language. It is the first recorded history of the English language; however, it is written in Latin, and so unavailable to many English speakers. Therefore, I have produced a sample translation of the third of the six chapters for this thesis (chapter 21, or “Caput XXI”), entitled “De dialecto poetica, praesertim de dialecto poetica Dano-Saxonica” (“On the poetic dialect, especially the Dano-Saxon poetic dialect”), marking the first stage in making these chapters available to English speakers today.
DegreeMaster of Arts (M.A.)
SupervisorHarris, Richard; Porter, John
CommitteeCooley, Ron; Nelson, Brent; Liu, Yin; Regnier, Daniel
Copyright DateDecember 2009
Old High German