Journals Higher Education



Published: 04 September 1975

418 Pages

ISBN: 9780198111696

Bookseller Code (06)

Sweet's Anglo-Saxon Reader in Prose and Verse

Fifteenth Edition

Revised throughout by Dorothy Whitelock

This popular reader--a standard since its first edition in 1876--helps students acquire a sound elementary knowledge Old English by studying of a rich variety of poetry and prose. Selections cover a wide range of dialects and genres, from an early Northumbrian form of Caedmon's Hymn and ninth-century Kentish charters to the complete texts of The Dream of the Rood and Wulfstan's Address to the English, with ample literary and historical notes.


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