The Gospel According to Saint Mark: In Anglo-Saxon and Northumbrian Versions Synoptically Arranged, with Collations Exhibiting All the Readings of All Mss (Classic Reprint)

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Fb&c Limited, Sep 23, 2016 - 220 pages
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Excerpt from The Gospel According to Saint Mark: In Anglo-Saxon and Northumbrian Versions Synoptically Arranged, With Collations Exhibiting All the Readings of All Mss

The remainder of Mr Hardwick's very brief preface merely indicates the titles of the mss. On which the text and notes were founded. This is perhaps the fitting place to add that the expression collations of the best manuscripts in the title-page above quoted is calculated to mislead. Not merely the best, but all the existing manuscripts were consulted, and all their various readings recorded. From the omission of the marginal numbers having reference to the Eusebian Canons in the latter part of the work, it appears that the first 192 pages were prepared by Mr Kemble, and the last 39_ by Mr Hardwick.

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Walter William Skeat, English philologist, was born in London on November 21,1835, and educated at King's College School (Wimbledon), Highgate School, and Christ's College, Cambridge, of which he became a fellow in July 1860. His grandsons include the noted palaeographer T. C. Skeat and the stained glass painter Francis Skeat. Skeat's principal achievement was his Etymological English Dictionary. While preparing the dictionary he wrote hundreds of short articles on word origins for the London-based journal: Notes and Queries. Skeat is responsibel for coining the meaning of a "ghost word" --- a meaningless word that came into existence or acceptance, not by being derived through long-standing usage, nor by being coined at need, but only as the result of an error. His other works include: A Concise Dictionary of Middle English (1888), in conjunction with A. L. Mayhew; A Student's Pastime (1896), a volume of essays; The Chaucer Canon (1900); and A Primer of Classical and English Philology (1905). Skeat died in 1912.

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