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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). frequently known as `the Abingdon Chronicle', it used to be considerably copied within the mid-eleventh century and persisted to be so sporadically thereafter; the complement to its abrupt finishing via a twelfth-century reader means that it was once nonetheless of curiosity within the interval after the Conquest. The C-text is a crucial 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 an enormous function of the present figuring out of the interrelationships one of the a number of texts of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. the current version examines some of the arguments for associating the C-text with Abingdon and the problems inherent in those arguments. It brings to endure facts from the palaeography and codicology of the manuscript in addition to textual content historic and linguistic proof. The creation 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 folks, peoples and areas.

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80 The church possessed its own choir school, and prided itself on the quality of its organists. The first occupant of the post, James Pech, had been a pupil of Chopin and Czerny; and his successor, H. J. Gauntlett, who still held the position in the year of Hardy's first attendance, was likewise a musician of the highest calibre. s1 The third, and the most straightforward, reason for Hardy's interest in these two churches was that both were to a certain extent reminiscent of the ecclesiastical regime of Hardy's native parish of Stinsford.

J. Gauntlett, who still held the position in the year of Hardy's first attendance, was likewise a musician of the highest calibre. s1 The third, and the most straightforward, reason for Hardy's interest in these two churches was that both were to a certain extent reminiscent of the ecclesiastical regime of Hardy's native parish of Stinsford. Though neither George Read Adam, the vicar of StMary's, nor John Light, vicar of All Saints', appears to have shared Arthur Shirley's retiring disposition, their aristocratic connections, High Church partisanship, devotion to parochial duty and substantial contributions to parochial finance are all strongly comparable with the habits of the vicar of Stinsford.

95 Dr Gittings associates Hardy's loss of faith with a young woman, probably a teacher, known only by the initials 'H. ' Evidence for the existence and influence of H. A. is sparse. Hardy twice mentions her in letters to his sisters Mary and Kate, and it is obvious from this correspondence that the couple enjoyed a considerable intimacy. In Dr Gittings' opinion a marking 'H. Londn' in Hardy's 1861 Bible also refers to this woman, who is perhaps the model for the free-thinking Sue Bridehead in Jude the Obscure.

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