By Leslie Blakeley

This booklet designed to coach a great studying wisdom of outdated English prose, including an realizing of the ways that the English language has altered because the earliest time.

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13 For an illustrative survey of the protean appearances of 'historicism' see G. G. Iggers, 'Historicism' in Dictionary of the History of Ideas: Studies of Selected Pivotal Ideas, ed. P. P. Wiener, 5 vols. (New York, 1973), 11, pp. 456-64. Nicholas Howe, in chapter 4 below, surveys the various appropriations of history in the reading of OE texts and argues for a vital historicism in Old English. 14 Primary among these is B. F. Huppe, Doctrine and Poetry: Augustine's Influence on Old English Poetry (Albany, 1959); see also M.

Warren, pp. 496-8) into modern English verse. Source study D. G. SCRAGG Nowadays originality in art is considered a desirable quality, but in earlier centuries it was less significant. From ancient times artists consciously borrowed one another's ideas, a practice endorsed by critics from Aristotle onwards. The study of a writer's sources has for two centuries been a widely accepted means of understanding the workings of his or her mind, for in selecting, reorganizing and modifying ideas from earlier writers, authors display their own particular cast of thought.

L. Henry, in The Early English and Celtic Lyric (1966), which contains extensive treatment of Irish parallels. New impetus to the study of gnomic verse came in 1976 with the publication of T. A. Shippey's Poems of Wisdom and Learning in Old English] in this work Shippey attempted to identify a genre of Old English 'wisdom poetry', and then provided a useful anthology of such poetry (including, notably, Precepts, Vainglory, The Fortunes of Men, Maxims I and //, The Rune Poem, the second Dialogue of Solomon and Saturn, and others).

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