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Two of the Saxon Chronicles

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Title

Two of the Saxon Chronicles

Subject

Two of the Saxon Chronicles

Description

Parallel, contains Supplementary Extracts by others. Notes, glossary/index, and editing provided by John Earle. Engraving by Emelyn Washburn reads 'E.N.J. 1876'. 20 line manuscript translation done at age 14 by ENJ on piece of paper held in the text. The translation reads: "The Anglo Saxon Lay of the Battle of -Brunanburh- done into modern English by E.N.J. 

Here Aethelstan the King, Lord of the Earls, 
King-giver to warriors, & eke his brother
Eadmund Atheling of life-long renown,
Slew in battle, at the edge of the sword. ..."

A few word changes made.

Source

[LE & H]

Publisher

Clarendon Press (Oxford)

Date

(1865)

Language

English

Identifier

2005_047_0028

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Citation

“Two of the Saxon Chronicles,” EWL, accessed February 24, 2021, http://edithwhartonslibrary.org/dir/items/show/44.