The romance and prophecies of Thomas of Erceldoune Volume 61; printed from five manuscripts with illustrations from the prophetic literature of the 15th and 16th centuries

 
9781232352587: The romance and prophecies of Thomas of Erceldoune Volume 61; printed from five manuscripts with illustrations from the prophetic literature of the 15th and 16th centuries
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 Excerpt: ...the lines are omitted in MS., but written at side and foot with marks of insertion. 1. 68. lire in Ca. (A.S. hleor) face, cheek. 1. 69. grewe hound, the Grey hound or Greek hound, Canis Graius, still called in Scotland a Grewe, which was the Older Scotch for a Greek. 1. 70. rache, a hound that follows by the scent, as the Grewe does by sight. 1. 71. halse, neck; A.S. heals. 1. 72. flone, properly flane, to rhyme with rane above, an arrow; A.S. flan. 1. 74. ane semely tree, bespeaks a Scotch original. 1. 75. He sayd: so 1. 87, and sayd; 1. 157, scho sayd; 1. 161, And sayd. These words, as in the old Romances generally, are extra-metrical, and are rather directions to the reader or reciter, like the names of speakers in a Shakspearian play, or our modern inverted commas, than part of the poem, to be said or sung. They were read only by a change of tone or a gesture. 1. 75, 77. yme, Th.; the other MSS. show that this demonstrative was already little used in English proper. 1. 80, 84. Eldoune tree. A solitary tree that formerly stood on the slope of one of the three Eildon Hills near Melrose; see Introduction, p. 1. Ca. does not understand the local reference, and makes eldryne = eldern, like oaken, beechen. 1. 81. radly, rafhely; A.S. hradlice, quickly, readily. The Northern rase, when altered to rose in the other three MSS., ceases to rhyme with sayes. 1. 83. als the storye sayes, and again 123, als the storye tellis full ryghte, implies an older version of the tale than that in the poem. See Introduction, p. xxiv. I. 87. and sayd, T. and Co. See 1. 75, n. 1. 89. mylde of thoght in T. and L., shown hy the rhyme to be the original. 1. 94. payrelde, apparelled. 1. 95. fee in the original sense of A.S.feoh, Germ. Vieh, beasts, cattle. 1. 96. rynnys, Northern pi....

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