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