By Chardonnens, L.S.

This booklet bargains an research of the prestige and serve as of the Anglo-Saxon prognostics of their manuscript context, a examine in their advent to and transmission in Anglo-Saxon England, and, for the 1st time, a complete version of prognostics in outdated English and Latin

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42 A fourfold classification has been advanced by Means for Middle English prognostics. e. “a guide for choosing... e. e. “a horoscope; a group of prognostications based upon time of birth, deter38 Gneuss (2001: 177, 162, 172, 180). Hollis and Wright (1992: 257-58). 40 Hollis and Wright (1992: 263). A similar system is used by Epe (1995: 56-64). 41 Liuzza (2001: 183-90). 42 Braswell (1978, 1984), Keiser (1998, 2004), Means (1992, 1993), Mooney (1994, 1998), Taavitsainen (1987, 1988, 1994), Taavitsainen and Pahta (2004), Voigts (1984, 1986, 1994, 1995), Voigts and Kurtz (2000).

76-77, 82-85, 144-47, 150-215, 224-25). 54 18 CHAPTER ONE Latin texts themselves. Skipping several prognostics in Tiberius A. iii, Cockayne presented the two curious birth prognostics and the same number of minor prognostics, viz. a brontology and a lunary. At first sight, it may seem strange that Cockayne favoured the weekday brontology and the illness lunary over the other prognostics in Tiberius A. iii. 61 One peculiar incident regarding the reprint of the Leechdoms deserves mention. When Singer published a partly stripped reprint of the Leechdoms with a new introduction, he left out the greater portion of the prognostics.

Brontologies, 11. year prognoses, 12. (non-prognostic) calendar verses, 13. weekday birth prognostics; VIII (1912c) 14. birth lunaries, 15. illness lunaries, 16. bloodletting lunaries, 17. agenda lunaries, 18. Apuleian Spheres; IX (1916) 19. alphabetical dreambook. 90 Förster (1925-26, 1929). 91 Förster (1944). He also edited a Welsh dreambook, and two Welsh redactions of the Sortes Sanctorum (Förster 1921, 1936). PROG NOSTICS DEFINED 23 vours in the field of the Anglo-Saxon prognostics testify to his pioneering interest in a comparative study of the genre.

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