Hali Meithhad, Sawles Warde, and the continuity of English prose
Millett, Bella (1983) Hali Meithhad, Sawles Warde, and the continuity of English prose In, Stanley, Eric Gerald and Gray, Douglas (eds.) Five Hundred Years of Words and Sounds: a Festschrift for Eric Dobson. Cambridge, UK, D.S. Brewer pp. 100-114.
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The article looks at two works of the early thirteenth-century Middle English 'Ancrene Wisse' Group, which have previously been studied mainly in relation to earlier English prose, and identifies borrowings not only of content but of style from twelfth-century Latin works, suggesting that although the Group 'draws on a tradition of prose-writing which can be traced back beyond the Conquest . . . some of its works at least look outwards as well as backwards for their models, and one of the formative influences on their style is the Latin prose of their own time.'
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