Three Early English Metrical Romances: With an Introduction and Glossary

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GLOSSARY.
The following may be considered as general formulæ of the early English orthography exhibited in the Ireland MS.The plural of nouns and the third person singular of verbs are formed in -us, -ys, -es, -is--as ledus, for leads, redys for reads, &c. The plural of verbs ends in -un, -en.The perfect tense and passive participle in -ut, -utte, as warnut, for warned.The aspirate is sometimes omitted, as onest for honest; at others added, as hitte for it.Sch- for sk or ch; sh for ch.Qu for w, as squete for sweet; qw-, qu-,for wh-, as qwi for why, quen for when; ʒ for gh, as myʒtun, might; wyʒte, wight; for y, as ʒaure, your; ʒo, you.The letters A. B. C. refer severally to the "Anturs," ,' Sir Ama­ dace," and the" Avounynge:" the figures to the stanza and line.
Adecoue? A. 16. 11. Probably an er­ ror of the scribe: the other MSS. read avow.
Afrayet, afraid, frightened. A. 31. 9.
Ayre, heir.
Aythire, either.
Als, also. C. 65. 9.
Aistite, as soon as possible. B. 56. 6.
And, occasionally for An, if. A. 16. 2.
Antur. adventure; Anturis hoke, oak of adventures? C. 32. 7.
Apraysut, valued? A. 29. 9. MS. Douce has praysed.
Aprise, adventure, undertaking. C. 59. 14.
Are, ere, before. B. 4 2.
At, that. A. 14. 10. Lancashire, ot.
Auaylet, let down. A. 32. 5.
Auenant, comely, handsome. A. 24. 3.
Avow, oath. C. 8. 6.
Aure, over.
Aure-hiet, overtook? C. 19. 6.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Council Of The Camden Society, For the Year 1841-2. v
  • Introduction. vii
  • Description of the Manuscript. xxxvii
  • The Anturs of Arther at the Tarnewathelan. 1
  • Sir Amadace. 27
  • The Avowynge of King Arther, Sir Gawan, Sir Kaye, and Sir Bawdewyn of Bretan. 57
  • Notes. 94
  • Glossary. 111
  • Corrigenda, &c. 131
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