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la Rue to show that these French trouveurs were in fact almost all of them natives of or residents in England, and wrote not for a French, but for an English public, as well as to institute the first comprehensive investigation into their productions and merits. Since he thus led the way, a crowd of his countrymen have given themselves with abundance of zeal, and more or less of ability and accomplishment, to the same line of inquiry. Most of their labours will be found to be noticed in the following compendium. Then, again, there are our numerous old monkish chronicles written in Latinthe great sources of our national history, and also of much of our legendary literature; they have of late years, after a period of neglect, come to attract much attention; and we have endeavoured to indicate everything of importance that has been done, by improved editions of some, and by the printing of others for the first time, either to restore and elucidate them, or to make them better known and more accessible.
It only remains to be added that some portions of what is now before the reader have already appeared in the Pictorial History of England;' but in the main the present is a new work.
G. L. C.
Gesta Stephani-William of Jumieges.
Turgot and Simeon of Durham-John of Hexham
Benedictus Abbas-Ralph de Diceto-Gervase of Can-
The French Language in England
The Langue d'Oc and the Langue d'Oyl
Norman Trouveurs :-Duke Richard I.-Thibaut de
Philip de Than-Geoffrey, Abbot of St. Albans
Pilgrimage of St. Brandan-Charlemagne.
Anglo-Norman Poets:-King Henry I.-His Queens,
Matilda and Alice
Evrard-French Language in Scotland.
Luc de la Barre-Guichard de Beaulieu
Hugh of Rutland-Boson-Simon du Fresne
Ascendancy of the Scholastic Philosophy
Mathematical and other Studies
Latin Historical Writers: - Roger de Wendover
Matthew Paris - Rishanger — Bromton-Wikes -
- Trivet — Murimuth - Knyghton-
Metrical Legends-Land of Cokayne-Guldevord—
Wille Gris-Early English Songs
The Latin Language-Oriental Tongues-Greek
Anglo-Norman Poets:-Marie de France-Denys Py-
Romance of Alexander-Thomas of Kent-Haveloc le
Danois-Chardry-Adam de Ros-Helie of Win-
chester-Continuator of Wace-Pierre du Ries-
Godfrey of Waterford-Robert Bikez-Purgatory of
St. Patrick-Walter of Exeter -Peter de Langtoft. 191
French Prose Romances-Froissart.
Ascendancy of the English Language
Song of Canute-St. Godric-Other early Versifiers in
-Laing-Hartshorne-The Roxburgh Club-The
Bannatyne-The Maitland-The Abbotsford-The
History of the English Metrical Romance