King Alfred's Anglo-Saxon version of the ... History of the world by Orosius, containing a preface, notes, a literal Engl. tr., mr. Hampson's Essay on king Alfred's geography [&c.] by J. Bosworth, Volume 3
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Page xli - OVID'S Works, complete. Literally translated into Prose. 3 vols. 5^. each. PASCAL'S Thoughts. Translated from the Text of M. Auguste Molinier by C. Kegan Paul. 3rd Edition, y, dd. PAULI'S (Dr. R.) Life of Alfred the Great. Translated from the German. To which is appended Alfred's ANGLO-SAXON VERSION OF OROSIUS. With a literal Translation interpaged, Notes, and an ANGLO-SAXON GRAMMAR and GLOSSARY, by B. Thorpe. 5^. PAUSANIAS
Page xxx - By his last will, he bequeathed to the university of Oxford all his printed books and manuscripts on Saxon and Northern literature, for the use of the Saxon professor; all his manuscripts, printed books, and pamphlets, prints, and drawings, maps, and copperplates relating to British topography, (of which, in 1808, he had nearly printed a complete catalogue); his interleaved copies of the
Page xxxvi - ANALECTA Anglo-Saxonica : a Selection in Prose and Verse, from Anglo-Saxon Authors of various Ages ; with a Glossary. Designed chiefly as a first book for students. By BENJAMIN THORPE, FSA A New Edition with corrections and improvements. Post 8vo, cloth. 7s 6d ENGLISH Retraced, or Remarks on the " Breeches" Bible (the Genevan Version) and the English of the present day.
Page xxxviii - Vineland from Greenland, doubtless for the purpose of strengthening his countrymen in their Christian faith. The notices given by the old Icelandic voyage-chroniclers respecting the climate, the soil and the productions of this new country are very characteristic. Nay, we have even a statement of this kind as old as the eleventh century, from a writer not a Northman, Adam of Bremen ; he states, on the authority of Svein Estridson, the king of Denmark, a nephew of Canute the Great, that the country...
Page xxxviii - In the mean time it is the total result of the nautical, geographical and astronomical evidences in the original documents, which places the situation of the countries discovered beyond all doubt. The number of days...
Page xl - A remarkable confirmation of the statement made by Nestor would be afforded if we could, as is probable, venture to assume that the Igvar occurring on several Swedish Runic stones is the Russian Grand Prince Igor.
Page xiv - Dr. Dee died at Mortlack in Surrey, very • poor, enforced many times to sell some book or other to buy his dinner with, as Dr. Napier of Linford, in Buckinghamshire, oft related, who knew him very well.
Page xxxvii - A German named Tyrker, who accompanied Leif on this voyage, was the man who found the wild vines, which he recognized from having seen them in his own land, and Leif gave the country its name from this circumstance. Two years...
Page liii - Alfred epitomized this detail in the following simple style : " Alaric, the most Christian and the mildest of kings, sacked Rome, with so little violence, that he ordered no man should be slain, — and that Pelagius, qui ausus est profiteri, se esse sine macula atque peccato, Id.
Page liv - ... Christianity. The tone pervading the work is that of a Christian, impressed with a proper sense of justice and humanity, deprecating ambition, conquest and glory, gained at the expense of human blood and human happiness. This History of Orosius was undertaken at the request of S. Augustine and dedicated " to him. Orosius commenced writing about AD 410, when Honorius was emperor of the West, and when S. Augustine had finished ten books of his City of God.