Chapter 6, Anglo Saxon Language

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National and Domestic History of England, Magna Charta, writen by W.H.S. Aubrey in 1869.

Book 2, Chapter 6, The End of the Ninth Century – Anglo Saxon Language

By the end of the ninth century, the Anglo Saxon language had assumed form and fixedness, and amidst all the mutations of subsequent centuries, it has remained, essentially, the basis of the English tongue. At the same time it must not be overlooked that that tongue has been enriched and widened by the introduction of many words for which the Saxon language contains no equivalents, and has thus attained marvellous copiousness and beauty. Sir J. Macintosh has the following discriminating observations  Read More >>>

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