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THE SEVENTH EDITION.
THE text and notes of this Edition have been carefully revised, and as many of the Author's later corrections and additions as appeared to have been intended and prepared by him for publication have been introduced.
London, January, 1852.
THE FIFTH EDITION.
In this edition the general catalogue of the affinities of the Anglo-Saxon language has been enlarged; and lists are added of those which the Author has observed between many of its words and the corresponding terms in the ARABIC, the HEBREW, the CHINESE, the SANSCRIT, the GEORGIAN, the Malay, the MANTCHOU, the JAPANESE, the CARIBBEE, the TURKISH, the Susoo, the ANGOLA, the Tonga, and the LAPLAND tongues.
The analogies which he has traced with the PERSIAN, ZEND, and PEHLVI, are not inserted with the above in this Volume, because they were sent to the Royal Society of Literature, and may be printed in the next publication of its Transactions.
The Vindication of the antient Welsh Bards, and the Essay on the Antiquity of Rime, were printed with the fourth edition of this work, and are also added at the end of the present; as they are both connected with that portion of the British History which this work comprises.
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October 1. 1827.