Designed specifically as a handbook for beginning students, this is a practical and highly accessible introduction to the early stages of the English language: Old English, Middle English, and Early Modern English.
6. From The Tragedie of Richard the Third. 7. From the Authorized Version of the Bible (1611). 8. From E.K.'s Preface to Spenser's Shepheardes Calender (1579). 9. From John Milton's Areopagitica (1644). 10. From John Dryden, All for Love or, the World Well Lost (1677/1678). 11. From The Letters of Lady Brilliana Harley (1642).
Published: 27th May 1999