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ANGLO-SAXON READING PRIMERS II •

SWEET

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EXTRACTS

FROM

ALFREDS OROSIUS

EDITED BY

HENRY SWEET, M.A,

Formerlv President of ti1e Philological Society

Editor of 'Alfreds Version of tl1e Cura Pastoralis*

Author of 'An Anglo-Saxon Reader'

A Ilistery of English Sounds,' and 'A Handbook of Phonetics'

AT THE CLARENDON PRESS
1885

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PREFACE.

The present extracts from Alfred's Orosius are taken from my edition in the Early English Text Society series. The text is that of the Lauderdale MS., every letter not in that MS. being enclosed in [ ]. All letters so enclosed are from the Cotton MS., unless the contrary is stated in the notes. The page-references are to my edition.

The Latin original of a portion of the text has been added. Those portions of it which are omitted or paraphrased loosely in the English are in italics.

HENRY SWEET.

London, September, 1885.

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