Beowulf : A Heroic Poem of the Eighth Century; With a Translation, Notes, and Appendix (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Beowulf: A Heroic Poem of the Eighth Century; With a Translation, Notes, and Appendix For many years after the ms. Had come into the possession of Sir Robert Cotton it remained unnoticed. It is not men tioned in an imperfect Catalogue of the Cottonian Library prepared for Dr. Hickes in 1689. About the beginning of the last century, Hickes employed the antiquary Humphrey Wanley to make a catalogue of all the anglo-saxon mss. To be found in the libraries of the kingdom, whether public or private. The result was the well-known Catalogue Historico-criticus, ' which was published as the second volume of Bickes' fl'hecawms Lhtgaarwm Septentfimwl/iwm, in 1705. Here we find such a notice of our poem as could not fail to attract the attention of students. Wanley designates it Tractatus nobilissimus, poetics scriptus prints (in the form of prose) the first nineteen lines, and also the passage 11. 53-73 and adds, by way of giving an account of the con tents, In hoc libro qui poeseos anglo-saxonicm egregium est exemplum, descripta videntur bella qum Beowulfus quidam Danus, ex regio Scyldingorum stirpe ortus, gessit contra Sueciae regulos.' About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14mm | 367g
  • English
  • 279 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243081049
  • 9780243081042