George Hickes and the Dano-Saxon poetic dialect : a translation edition of a section of Caput XXI, from the Anglo-Saxon Grammar of Linguarum vett. septentrionalium thesaurus
In 1705 George Hickes published his book Linguarum vett. Septentrionalium Thesaurus (A Treasury of Ancient Northern Tongues) which contained, among other things, an Anglo-Saxon Grammar. In the final six chapters of this grammar, Hickes includes a history of the Anglo-Saxon language. It is the first recorded history of the English language; however, it is written in Latin, and so unavailable to many English speakers. Therefore, I have produced a sample translation of the third of the six chapters for this thesis (chapter 21, or “Caput XXI”), entitled “De dialecto poetica, praesertim de dialecto poetica Dano-Saxonica” (“On the poetic dialect, especially the Dano-Saxon poetic dialect”), marking the first stage in making these chapters available to English speakers today.
DegreeMaster of Arts (M.A.)
SupervisorHarris, Richard; Porter, John
CommitteeCooley, Ron; Nelson, Brent; Liu, Yin; Regnier, Daniel
Copyright DateDecember 2009
Old High German