The only English proclamation of Henry III., 18 October 1258, and its treatment by former editors and translators, considered and illustrated; to which are added editions of the Cuckoo song and the Prisoner's prayer, lyrics of the XIIIth century; by Alexander J. Ellis ...
|Main Author:||Ellis, Alexander John, 1814-1890.|
London, Asher and co. [1868?]
> Sovereigns, etc., 1216-1272 (Henry III)
English language > Middle English, 1100-1500.
"Reprinted from the Transactions of the Philological society for 1868."
"Probably the oldest piece of English, as distinguished from Anglo-Saon, of which we have an indisputably contemporary manuscript."
The "contemporary songs" (p. 97-107) are included to show that in "popular verse of nearly the same date ... the language ... [is] in all essential points the same" as that of the Proclamation. cf. p. 98.
2 p.L., 135 p.
|Original Classification Number:||DA227.A4 E47|
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