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VENERABILIS

BEDAE

HISTORIAE ECCLESIASTICAE GENTIS ANGLORUM

LIBRI III IV

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London: CAMBRIDGE WAREHOUSE, 17, PATERNOSTER Row.

Cambringe: DEIGHTON, BELL, AND CO.
Leipzig: F. A. BROCKHAUS.

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IN the Easter term of 1877 I lectured on these two books of Beda, which were among the select subjects for the Cambridge theological tripos of 1878.

Having brought together many new illustrations of the author's language and matter, I proposed to Mr Lumby to join me in an edition of the two books, which the syndics of the Pitt Press undertook to publish.

Mr Lumby procured from St Gallen a collation of the letter of Cuthbert (testimonia n 1) and is responsible for the collations of the other mss described in excursus II ; also for exc II IV V,

the summaries of chapters, headings of pages, contents, onomasticon and indexes, and for not a few of the notes! Our text of Beda reproduces exactly the Moore ms, which has been collated by both of us.

Dr Ebert and his publisher allowed me to translate the notice of Beda given in his admirable history of Christian Roman literature; I am also indebted to Dr Ebert for revising the proof of my translation.

The testimonia', which might have been largely

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eg on 'woolward' from p 348 8; on the date of Bedla's death 401 20–402.

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