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Skeat, Walter W. (Walter William) 1835-1912

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An etymological dictionary of the English language by Walter W Skeat( Book )

110 editions published between 1822 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practical and reliable, this well-known reference traces English words back to their Indo-European roots. Each entry features a brief definition, identifies the actual or probable language of origin, and employs a few quotations that indicate usage and the period at which the word entered into English parlance. Numerous cross-references enable readers to collect all the forms of any given term, and extensive editorial apparatus includes lists of prefixes, suffixes, Indo-European roots, homonyms and doublets, and the distribution of English-language sources. Useful not only to students of comparative philology and early English, this volume will intrigue everyone with an interest in the origin, history, and development of the English language.--Publisher's description
The complete works of Geoffrey Chaucer by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

191 editions published between 1894 and 2015 in English and English, Middle and held by 1,829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canterbury Tales - A Treatise on the Astrolabe - The Legend of Good Women - The Hous of Fame - Troilus and Criseyde - Boethius de Consolatione Philosophie__
Troilus and Cressida ; and, the Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

15 editions published between 1952 and 1990 in English and held by 1,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original and modern versions in parallel columns
A concise etymological dictionary of the English language, by the Rev. Walter W. Skeat by Walter W Skeat( Book )

240 editions published between 1882 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

78 editions published between 1879 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaucer's work begins at the Tabard Inn in Southwark, England, where a group of pilgrims have assembled on their way to Canterbury. Harry Bailly, the innkeeper, suggests a contest: whoever tells the best tale will win a supper when they reach Canterbury
The vision of William concerning Piers the Plowman in three parallel texts : together with Richard the Redeless by William Langland( Book )

70 editions published between 1885 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vision of William concerning Piers the Plowman by William Langland( Book )

100 editions published between 1869 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on the astrolabe by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

95 editions published between 1872 and 1978 in English and English, Middle and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composed of two mss. The first, from the first half of the 15th century, contains: the latter part of Chaucer's Treatise on the astrolabe (lacking much of the first part); Mandeville's Travels; an abbreviation of Palladius De plantatione arborum by Godefridus. The second, from the middle of the 15th century, is Henry Daniell's Liber uricrisiarum
The lay of Havelok the Dane by Walter W Skeat( Book )

92 editions published between 1868 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English dialects from the eighth century to the present day by Walter W Skeat( Book )

63 editions published between 1911 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This 1911 text sketches beginnings of dialects in England, the elements of Scandinavian and French influence on them, and their gradual development." --Publisher description
The vision of Piers the Plowman by William Langland( Book )

29 editions published between 1886 and 1966 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Langland's Piers Plowman is one of the major poetic monuments of medieval England and of world literature. Probably composed between 1372 and 1389, the poem survives in three distinct versions. It is known to modern readers largely through the middle of the three, the so-called B-text. Now, George Economou's verse translation of the poet's third version makes available for the first time in modern English the final revision of a work that many have regarded as the greatest Christian poem in our language." "With its formal singularity, epic-scale vision, and enormous richness of content, this allegorical poem of the late fourteenth century has seized the imagination and interest of a growing and appreciative audience in the twentieth. Langland's remarkable powers of invention and his passionate involvement with the spiritual, social, and political crises of his time lay claim to our attention, and demand serious comparison with Dante's Divine Comedy. Economou's translation preserves the intensity of the poet's verse and the narrative energy of his alliterative long line, the immediacy of the original's story of the quest for salvation, and the individuality of its language and wordplay. Book jacket."--Jacket
A glossary of Tudor and Stuart words, especially from the dramatists by Walter W Skeat( Book )

44 editions published between 1914 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The student's Chaucer, being a complete edition of his works by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

55 editions published between 1894 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aelfric's Lives of saints : being a set of sermons on saints' days formerly observed by the English Church by Aelfric( Book )

71 editions published between 1881 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prologue : the Knights tale, the Nonne preestes tale, from the Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

80 editions published between 1867 and 1957 in English and English, Middle and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph of Arimathie: otherwise called The romance of the Seint Graal, or Holy Grail: an alliterative poem written about A.D. 1350, and now first printed from the unique copy in the Vernon ms. at Oxford by Joseph( Book )

42 editions published between 1871 and 2000 in English and English, Middle and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The romans of Partenay, or of Lusignen: otherwise known as the tale of Melusine: by Couldrette( Book )

63 editions published between 1866 and 1987 in English and English, Middle and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chaucer canon, with a discussion of the works associated with the name of Geoffrey Chaucer by Walter W Skeat( Book )

34 editions published between 1800 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles of English etymology by Walter W Skeat( Book )

57 editions published between 1887 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lancelot of the Laik; a Scottish metrical romance, about 1490-1500 A.D by Lancelot( Book )

50 editions published between 1865 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is an edited version of a 15th-century Scottish text about Sir Lancelot
 
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An etymological dictionary of the English language
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The complete works of Geoffrey ChaucerA concise etymological dictionary of the English language, by the Rev. Walter W. SkeatThe Canterbury talesThe vision of William concerning Piers the Plowman in three parallel texts : together with Richard the RedelessEnglish dialects from the eighth century to the present dayAelfric's Lives of saints : being a set of sermons on saints' days formerly observed by the English ChurchJoseph of Arimathie: otherwise called The romance of the Seint Graal, or Holy Grail: an alliterative poem written about A.D. 1350, and now first printed from the unique copy in the Vernon ms. at OxfordLancelot of the Laik; a Scottish metrical romance, about 1490-1500 A.D