Early English Text Society

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  • Info The Early English Text Society is a text publication society dedicated to the reprinting of early English texts, especially those only available in manuscript. more...
  • Some of these, notably the Early English Text Society, were very successful; all were characterised by extreme controversy.
  • The publications of the Scottish Text Society and Scotch works published by the Early English Text Society have been examined. Cited from Scandinavian Influence on Southern Lowland Scotch, by George Tobias Flom
  • He was publisher for government state papers and for learned societies, such as the Royal Asiatic Society and the Early English Text Society.
  • See also Skeat's collected edition of Chaucer's Works, brought out under the auspices of the Early English Text Society. Cited from Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI, by John Lord
  • It is his work that encouraged Oscar Lovell Triggs to make his edition of the poem for the Early English Text Society.
  • In 1945 he succeeded R. W. Chambers as honorary director of the Early English Text Society and worked to extend its publishing program.
  • Steele's first major work on medieval manuscripts was The Earliest English Arithmetics, published with the help of the Early English Text Society.
  • Tolkien and Ker later (in 1962) edited a volume of the text for the Early English Text Society.
  • The tail rhyme stanzas were praised highly by the text's editor for the Early English Text Society, MacEdward Leach.
  • One sermon from 1406 survives, and was republished by the Early English Text Society in 1993.
  • As the manuscript is fast fading, I am glad that the existence of the Early English Text Society has enabled us to secure a wider diffusion of its contents before the original shall be no longer legible. Cited from Sir Gawayne and the Green Knight, by Anonymous
  • In fact, two modern undertakings of the project add up to over seven volumes The Early English Text Society and a Southern version of the text done in five volumes The Ottawa Project simply because of the immense nature of the text.
  • In his critical edition of the play published by the Early English Text Society in 1969, Eccles argues for a date between 1465 and 1470.
  • As one of the chief objects of the Early English Text Society is to print every Early English Text relating to Arthur, the Committee have decided that this short sketch of the British hero's life shall form one of the first issue of the Society's publications. Cited from Arthur, from the Marquis of Bath's MS., ed. by Frederick J. Furnivall
  • The romance was edited by Leslie Casson for the Early English Text Society and published in 1949; this edition is generally preferred by scholars.
  • These are given exhaustively by Professor Skeat in his edition of the English poem for the Early English Text Society, and it is needless to do more than refer to them here as the sources from which this story is gathered. Cited from Havelok The Dane, by Charles Whistler
  • Moreover, with regard to authorities, we refer in the case of the great majority of our forms to a few, cheap, easily accessible works, whereas Stratmann's authorities are mainly the numerous and expensive publications of the Early English Text Society. Cited from Concise Dictionary of Middle English, A. L. Mayhew and Walter W. Skeat
  • Fry was an original member of the Philological Society, founded in 1842, and its treasurer for many years; he was also one of the original committee of the Early English Text Society, founded in 1864.
  • In 1939, professor and Middle English scholar Carleton Brown read his dissertation and took it to England and presented it to Mabel Day of the Early English Text Society.
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