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This edition of Taine's History of English Literature has been carefully revised and compared with the original. All the quotations have been collated and verified anew, and no trouble has been spared to make it as accurate as possible.
For the favourable reception this translation has met with from the press and the public, I feel much indebted.
IV. Noble instincts in England—Warrior and chieftain
-Husband and wife-The poem of Beowulf-
They translate French works into English--Opinion
of Sir John Mandeville-Layamon, Robert of