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A Temporary Preface to the Six-Text Edition of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Part 1; Attempting to Show the True Order of the Tales, and the Days and Stages of the Pilgrimage, Etc., Etc (Paperback) Loot Price: R441 Discovery Miles 4 410
A Temporary Preface to the Six-Text Edition of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Part 1; Attempting to Show the True Order of...
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A Temporary Preface to the Six-Text Edition of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Part 1; Attempting to Show the True Order of the Tales, and the Days and Stages of the Pilgrimage, Etc., Etc (Paperback)

Geoffrey Chaucer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 Excerpt: ... to be Northern, Cumberland, Westmoreland, Yorkshire, and partly Lancashire. All over the Northern Counties wh or w is a common substitute for initial qu. Anderson's Cumberland Ballads give whaker, a quaker whiat, quiet whart, quart whietly, quietly wharter, quarter whye, a quey wheyte, quite Which or wick, for quick, alive, I know well--" as wick as twenty fooak," Lancash. If you wish, I will find instances from Anderson for such of these as the Lansdowne shows: at present I give wheyte--" a pictur beuk or gud stuff for t' barnes or m' appen sum'at whyte as needless for the'r sels."--Cumberland: Bobby Banks' Bodderment. " An oald gentleman mak' of a fellow com in tul oor foald an' said whyte nateral, at he wantit somebody to ga wid him on't fells."--Cumberland: Joe and the Geologist. Whyat. " A wes maandredan aboot, gaan varra whyatly on thor street geeats amang fooak."--Jonny Shippard in London, Westmoreland. ( Whiver, to hover, not to quiver (I believe), is Dorset and other Western Counties. In that dialect o becomes changed 1 Shynand brighter fan ever son shane.--Hampole's Prielte of Conscience, p. 169, 1. 6243. ' Occasionally we have the Norse war for was, e. g. he war = he was.--Pre/ace to Hampole, p. xxiv. into wo, stone, stwone; morn, rawom; hover, hwover, hwuwer, or hwiver. This therefore does not belong to the class of qu words. Compare hwull or whull for hole, i. e. hoole, whurn or hwurn, for horn, i. e. hoorn, &c., a change quite different from that of qu and wh.) My own opinion of the Lansdowne MS, formed from a hasty collation of two sheets with Tyrwhitt, the only Chaucer I have at hand, is that it is very decidedly Northern in its variations. I shall mention one or two points that specially strike m...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: Geoffrey Chaucer
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 50
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-18631-4
Barcode: 9781130186314
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LSN: 1-130-18631-8

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