A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature Volume 1

A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature Volume 1

by John W. Cousin

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A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature Volume 1
By John W. Cousin

Though not a literary artist, Æ. had the best qualities of the scholar, including an insatiable love alike for the acquisition and the communication of knowledge. He translated several of the best books then existing, not, however, in a slavish fashion, but editing and adding from his own stores. In all his work his main desire was the good of his people. Among the books he translated or edited were (1) The Handbook, a collection of extracts on religious subjects; (2) The Cura Pastoralis, or Herdsman's book of Gregory the Great, with a preface by himself which is the first English prose; (3) _Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English;

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ISBN-13: 9781727049817
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/07/2018
Pages: 714
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.43(d)

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