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VI. Alfred and the Old English Prose of his Reign



Bede’s Ecclesiastical History

a Tanner 10, Bodl. b Corpus Christi College 41, Cambridge. c Otho B. XI, Brit. Mus. d Corpus Christi College 279, Oxford. e Cambridge University Library Kk. 3. 18.

Boethius’s Consolation of Philosophy

a Cotton Otho A. VI, Brit. Mus. [Metra in verse]. b) Bodl. MS., 180, Oxford [Metra in prose]. (c Fragment forming the last leaf of Bodl. MS., 86. (See Napier in ZDA., N. F. XIX, 52.)

Gregory’s Dialogues

a Cotton Otho C. 1. b Corpus Christi College. S. 10, Cambridge. (c) Hatton 76, Oxford. (d/e) Transcript Jun. 46 and 52.

Gregory’s Pastroal Care

(a) Hatton 20, Bodl. (b) Cotton Tiberius B. XI, Brit. Mus. (c) Junius 53, Bodl. (d) Cotton Otho B. 11, Brit. Mus. (e) Three MSS. at Cambridge, in Corpus Christi, Trinity and the University Library. [There also appears to be a leaf at Cassel. (See Ten Brink, Hist. Eng. Lit., Eng. Trans. 1, p. 84).]

The Laws

(a) Corpus Christi College 383, Cambridge. (b) Corpus Christi College 173, Cambridge. (c) Cotton Nero E. 1, Harl. 55, etc., Brit. Mus. (d) MS. Textus Roffensis. (e) Bodl., etc. (See Liebermann for Complete list.)

The Martyrology

(a) Brit. Mus. Addit. MS. 23211. (b) Three Younger MSS.

Orosius’s History of the World

(a) Lauderdale-Tollemache [Helmingham, Suffolk]. (b) Cotton Tiberius B. 1. (c) Transcript of Cotton by Junius. (d) Transcripts of Junius by Elstob and Ballard.

St. Augustine’s Soliloquies

(a) Cotton Vitell. A. 15, Brit. Mus. (Beowulf Ms.). (b) Transcript of above by Junius, Jun. 70. 1, Oxford. [For the Old English Chronicle see bibliography to the following Chapter.]

Psalms ascribed to Alfred

MS. Bibl. Nat. Paris, Latin 8824


Complete Works

The Whole Works of King Alfred the Great. Ed. Giles, J. A. Jubilee Edition. 3 vols. Oxford and Cambridge, 1858.

Bede’s Ecclesiastical History

Miller, T. The Old English Version of Bede’s Ecclesiastical History. 2 parts. E.E.T.S. 1890–8.

Schipper, J. König Alfreds Uebersetzung von Bedas Kirchengeschichte [Bibliothek der angelsächesischen Prosa, Bd. 4]. Cassel and Göttingen 1897.

Smith, J. Historiae ecclesiasticae Gentis Anglorum libri quinque. Cambridge, 1722. [The Old English version begins on p. 471.]

Wheloc, A. Historiae Ecclesiasticae Gentis Anglorum Libri v. Cambridge, 1643–4

Boethius’s Consolation of Philosophy

Cardale, J. S. King Alfred’s Anglo-Saxon Version of Boethius de Consolatione Philosophiae: with an English Trans. 1829.

Fox, S. King Alfred’s Anglos-Saxon Version of Boethius: with a Literal English Trans., etc. 1864.

Rawlinson, C. An Manl. Sever. Boethi Consolationis Philosophiae Libri V. Anglo-Saxonice redditi ab Alfredo inclyto Anglo-Saxonum rege. Oxford, 1698.

Sedgefield, W. J. King Alfred’s Old English Version of Boethius de Consolatione Philosophiae. Oxford, 1899.

Gregory’s Dialogues

Hecht, H. In Grein-Wülker’s Bibliothek der angelsächsischen Prosa. Vol. v. Cassel and Göttingen, 1900.

Gregory’s Pastoral Care

Sweet, H. King Alfred’s West Saxon Version of Gregory’s Pastoral Care. English trans., Latin Text, etc. E.E.T.S. 1871. (See also M. Parker’s edition of Asser, 1574)

The Laws

Chadwick, H. M. Studies on Anglo-Saxon Institutions. Cambridge, 1905.

Cook, A. S. Extracts from the Anglo-Saxon Laws. New York, 1880.

Birch, De Gray. Cartularium Saxonicum. 1885 ff.

Earle, J. A Handbook to the Land Charters and other Saxonic documents. Oxford, 1888.

Kemble, J. M. Codex Diplomaticus Aevi Saxonici. Eng. Hist. Soc. 6 vols. 1839 ff.

Lambard, G. ’Aρλαiovo[char]ìα, sive de priscis Anglorum legibus libri, sermone anglico, vetustate antiquissimo. 1568. [First printed edition.]

Liebermann, F. Gesetze der Angelsächsen. (text and trans.). Halle, 1898 ff. [By far the ablest work on the subject.]

Schmid, R. Die Gesetze der Angelsäuterung. In der Ursprache mit Uebersetzung und erlauterung. I Teil, den Text nebst uebersetzung enthaltend. Leipzing 1832, 1858.

Thorpe, B. Ancient Laws and Institutes of England (text and trans.). 2 vols. 1840.

Turk, M. H. The Legal Code of Alfred the Great. Boston, 1893.

Wilkins, D. Concilia Magnae Britanniae et Hiberniae, a Synodo Verolamiensi A.D. CCCCXLVI ad Londinensem A.D. MDCCXVII. Accedunt Constitutiones et alia ad Historiam Ecclesiae Anglican ae spectantia. Vol. 1, ab anno CCCCXLVI ad ann. MCCLXV. 1737.

The Martyrology

Cockayne, O. In The Shrine. 1864–9. Herzfeld, G. An Old English Martyrology. E.E.T.S. 1900.

Orosius’s History of the World

Barrington, D. The Anglo-Saxon Version from the Historian Orosius. Together with an English Translation. 1773.

Bosworth, J. King Alfred’s Anglo-Saxon Version. 1855, 1859. Pauli, R. Life of Alfred trans. from the German. To which is appended Alfred’s Anglo-Saxon Version of Orosius, with a literal English trans., etc. 1853, 1878.

Sweet, H. King Alfred’s Orosius. Old English Text and Latin Original. E.E.T.S. 1883. [See also Hakluyt for Ohthere and Wulfstan, and Spelman, below.]

The Proverbs

Morris, R. An Old English Miscellany, containing a Bestiary, Kentish Sermons, Proverbs of Alfred, and Religious Poems of the thirteenth century. E.E.T.S. 1872.

St. Augustine’s Soliloquies

Cockayne, O. The Shrine. A Collection of Occasional Papers on Dry Subjects. 1868–9.

Hargrove, H. L. King Alfred’s Old English Version of St. Augustine’s Soliloquies. Yale Studies in English, XIII, XXII. New York, 1902, 1904.

Hulme, W. H. Englische Studien, XVIII.

Psalms ascribed to Alfred

Bruce, J.D. Anglo-Saxon Version of the Book of Psalms. Baltimore, 1894. See also B. Thorpe’s ed. Oxford, 1835.

Wichmann, J. Anglia, XI, 39.

(See also bibliography in Literature, 14, ix, 1901)

Alfred, his works and his reign

Asser. De Rebus gestis Aelfredi Magni, edd. Parker, in Thomas of Walsingham, 1574; Wise, F., Oxford, 1722, from Cottonian MS. Otho A. XII, now burnt; Hardy, T.D., Mon. Hist. Brit. 1848. See also Giles, J. A., Six Old English Chronicles, and Stevenson, W. H., below.

Bowker, A. Alfred the Great. 1899.

Brooke, S. A. King Alfred as educator of his people and man of letters. 1901.

Ebert, A. Allg. Gesch. der Lit. des Mittelalters im Abendlande. Leipzig, 1874 ff.

Freeman, E. A. In Dict. Nat. Biogr.

Lappenberg, J. M. Gesch. von England. Eng. trans. 2 vols. 1845 ff.

Manning, O. King Alfred’s Will. Text and trans. 1788, 1828.

Pauli, R. König Aelfred. Berlin, 1851. [Trans. rev. by auth., ed. Wright, T., 1852; also ed. Thorpe, B., 1853].

Plummer, C. The Life and Times of Alfred the Great. Oxford, 1902.

Spelman, J. Aelfredi Magni Vita. Oxford, 1678. [Also contains Voyages of Ohthere and Wulfstan.] Ed. Hearne, T. Oxford, 1709.

Stevenson, W. H. Asser’s Life of Alfred, together with the Annals of St. Neots, erroneously ascribed to Asser. Oxford, 1904.

Stubbs, W. Constitutional Hist. I. 1874 ff.

Winkelmann, E. Gesch. der Ags. bis zum Tode König Aelfreds. Berlin, 1883.

Wright, T. Biogr. Brit. Lit. 2 vols. 1842, 1846.

Wuelfing, J. E. Die Syntax in den Werken Alfreds des Grossen. 3 parts. Bonn, 1894–1901.

(See also Athenaeum, 3, xi, 1900 ff., concerning Alfred’s death.)

Bede’s Ecclesiastical History

Hart, J. M. Rhetoric in the trans. of Bede. In An English Miscellany. Oxford, 1901.

Lumby, J. R. Be Domes Daege (Bede’s De Die Judicii), etc. E.E.T.S. 1876.

Miller, T. Place Names in the English Bede. QF. Berlin. 1896.

Schipper, J. Gegenwartiger Stand der Forschung über K. Aelfreds Bedaübersetzung 1898.

Schmidt. Untersuchungen über K. Aelfred’s Beda-übersetzung. 1889.

Wülker, R. Ueber die Quellen Layamons. P. u. B.’s Beitr. III

(See also Zupitza in ZDA., N.F. XVIII, and Klaeber, F. in Anglia, XXV.)

Boethius’s Consolation of Philosophy Hartmann, M. Anglia, v. Leicht, A. Anglia, VI, VII. Paris, Gaston. Journal des Savants. 1884.

Rieger, M. Die alt-und angelsächsische Verskunst. Halle, 1876.

Schepss, G. Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen, 94.

Stewart, H. F. Boethius: an essay. Edinburgh, 1891.

Tupper, J. W. Tropes and Figures in Anglo-Saxon Prose. Baltimore, 1897.

Zimmerman, O. Uebr den Verfasser der alt-englischen Metren des Boethius. Greifswald, 1882.

Gregory’s Dialogues

Johnson, H. Gab es zwei von einander unabhängige altenglische Uebersetzungen der Dialoge Gregor’s? Berlin, 1884.

Krebs, H. Anglia, II.

Gregory’s Pastoral Care

Fleischhauer, W. Ueber den Gebrauch des Conjunctivs in Alfred’s altenglischer Uebersetzung von Gregor’s Cura Pastoralis. Erlangen, 1885.

Kern, J. H. P. u. B.’s Beitr. XVI.

Wack, G. Ueber das Verhältnis von König Aelfreds Uebersetzung der Cura Pastoralis zum Original. Colberg, 1889.

Wuelfing, J. E. Darstellung der Syntax in König Alfred’s Uebersetzung von Gregor’s des Grossen “Cura Pastoralis.” Bonn, 1888.

The Laws.

Adams, H. (ed.). Essays on Anglo-Saxon Law. Boston, 1876.

Maitland, F. Traill’s Social England, I.

Pollock, F. English Law before the Norman Conquest. In Bowker’s Alfred the Great. 1899.

Orosius’s History of the World.

(For Orosius himself [ed. princeps, Vienna, 1471] see ed. Zangemeister, c, in Corp. Scrip. Ecc. Lat., Vienna, 1882 and Migne’s Patrologia.) Geidel, H. Alfred der Grosse als Geograph. In Münchener geographische Studien. Stück 15. 1904. Hampson, R. T. On the Geography of King Alfred the Great. In Bosworth’s Orosius. 1859. Markham, C. Alfred as a Geographer. In Bowker’s Alfred the Great. 1899. Schilling, H. König Aelfred’s angelsächsische Bearbeitung der Weltgeschichte des Orosius. Halle, 1886. St. Augustine’s Soliloquies. Hubbard, F. G. MLN. IX. Baltimore, 1894. Wülker, R. P. u. B.’s Beitr. IV.