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Page iii - Buzzard. 1861—1864. 23. THE ANGLO-SAXON CHRONICLE, ACCORDING TO THE SEVERAL ORIGINAL AUTHORITIES. Vol. I., Original Texts. Vol. II., Translation. Edited and translated by BENJAMIN THORPE, Esq., Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Munich, and of the Society of Netherlandish Literature at Leyden.
Page 194 - I undertook above my means to help my kinsman : ever was / the worse, when with my sword I struck the deadly foe, the fire ran stronger, boil'd from his entrails : defenders too few throng'd round their prince, when the calamity came on him . Now shall the partaking of treasure and gift of swords, all joy of country, to your beloved kindred fail : of land-right must of the tribe every man wander void, after nobles from afar shall hear of your flight, your inglorious deed. Death is better for every...
Page ix - ... heroic poem in any Germanic tongue, my opinion is, that it is not an original production of the AngloSaxon muse, but a metrical paraphrase of an heroic Saga composed in the south-west of Sweden, in the old common language of the north, and probably brought to this country during the sway of the Danish dynasty. It is in this light only that I can view a work evincing a knowledge of northern localities and persons, hardly to be acquired by a native of England in those days of ignorance with regard...
Page vii - A Translation of the Anglo-Saxon Poem of Beowulf, with a copious Glossary, Preface, and Philological Notes, by John M.
Page viii - With respect to this the oldest heroic poem in any Germanic tongue, my opinion is, that it is not an original production of the Anglo-Saxon muse, but a metrical paraphrase of an heroic Saga composed in the south-west of Sweden, in the old common language of the North, and probably brought to this country during the sway of the Danish dynasty.
Page 4 - Scef cum uno dromone advectus est in insula oceani, quae dicitur Scani, armis circundatus, eratque valde recens puer, et ab incolis illius terrae ignotus, attamen ab eis suscipitur et ut familiarem diligenti animo eum custodierunt et post in regem eligunt.
Page ix - Latin author, or even a metrical paraphrase of a prose writer in his own tongue *, and, on seeing its numerous misconceptions of the original, he will, unless I greatly err, considerably qualify, if not change, his opinion. From the allusions to Christianity contained in the poem, I do not hesitate to regard it as a Christian paraphrase of a heathen Saga, and those allusions as interpolations of the paraphrast, whom I conceive to have been a native of England of Scandinavian parentage. As a monument...
Page xxv - Attoarios vel alios devastantes atque captivantes plenas naves de captivis alto mare intrantes rex eorum ad litus maris resedens. Quod cum Theuderico nuntiatum fuisset, Theudobertum filium suum cum magno exercitu in illis partibus dirigens. Qui consequens eos, pugnavit cum eis caede magna atque prostravit, regem eorum interficit, preda tullit, et in terra sua restituit.
Page xvi - Beowulf. An Epic Poem, translated from the Anglo-Saxon into English Verse by A. Diedrich Wackerbarth. London 1849.
Page 203 - Scyldings ; public right establish 'd, or yet further, valorous deeds perform'd. Now is speed best, that we the great king there behold, and bring him who gave us rings on the way to the pile : there shall not aught of any one be consum'd with the bold king ; for there is a hord of treasures, gold without number, cruelly purchas'd ; and now at last, with his own life, he has bought rings ; these shall fire devour, flame cover, no warrior shall bear a treasure in remembrance, nor maiden fair 6003....