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Old English poetry translations into alliterative verse with introductions and notes. by John Duncan Ernst Spaeth

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Published by University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English


  • English poetry -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- Translations into English,
  • English poetry -- Translations from Anglo-Saxon

Book details:

LC ClassificationsPR1508 S613 1922
The Physical Object
Number of Pages268
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15571778M

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