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By Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe

ISBN-10: 0859914917

ISBN-13: 9780859914918

This quantity offers a semi-diplomatic version of the textual content of MS C (London, British Library Cotton, Tiberius B.i). often known as `the Abingdon Chronicle', it was once considerably copied within the mid-eleventh century and endured to be so sporadically thereafter; the complement to its abrupt finishing through a twelfth-century reader means that it used to be nonetheless of curiosity within the interval after the Conquest. The C-text is a vital resource of data for the reign of Edward the Confessor, and it brings a different political viewpoint to the ascendency of Godwine and his sons.The conventional organization of the textual content, manuscript or either with the reformed monastery of Abingdon has been a tremendous function of the present realizing of the interrelationships one of the a number of texts of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. the current version examines a number of the arguments for associating the C-text with Abingdon and the problems inherent in those arguments. It brings to undergo proof from the palaeography and codicology of the manuscript in addition to textual content ancient and linguistic facts. The advent to the textual content considers different strands composing the C-text, and the shut relationships of this article to MSS B, D, and E, and the quantity is finished with indices of people, peoples and areas.

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Xxi; see also E. x:xxv). A 'strange business' marked the outbreak of the war with America (see p. 104); its continuation after the defeat of France in 1814 brought much anxiety to Jane (Letters, 508). Peace with France in the same year (Letters, 372, 376) must have come to her and the other members of her family much as it did to Anne Elliot; only 'the dread of a future war' could 'dim her sunshine'. War came again soon and unexpectedly, but there are no letters from Jane Austen during the period leading up to Waterloo.

Medical practice had improved considerably in the second half of the eighteenth century, but neither financially nor socially had it acquired the status to attract the sons of the wealthier classes. 'I have also scratched out the introduction between Lord P. and his brother, and Mr Griffin. A country surgeon ... would not be introduced to men of their rank', Jane Austen wrote, with reference to her niece's novel (Letters, 394). The title of 'Doctor' had no medical significance; Dr Davies, with whom the Steeles travelled to London was, like Dr Grant, a member of the Church (SS.

The more general view is less severe. It was expressed by Professor H. W. Garrod in a lecture which was a deliberate piece of detraction, 'written for a pleasant occasion and in lightness of heart', and not for publication. 1 He talked of her supreme detachment, and, with reference to the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars, said that Jane Austen cared for none of these things. Few can doubt that this devil's advocate knew much better, but there are countless readers who still accept the view that Jane lived the greater part of her relatively unruffled life in rural remoteness.

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