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... Henry Fielding 184 Preface to the English Dictionary Samuel Johnson 191
Preface to Shakespeare Samuel Johnson 218 Introduction to the Propylaen J. W.
von Goethe 264 Prefaces to Various Volumes of Poems William Wordsworth 281
... a thousand four hundred sixty and four, and translated and drawn out of French
into English by William Caxton, mercer, of the city of London, at the
commandment of the right high, mighty, and virtuous Princess, his redoubted
Lady, Margaret, ...
And for so much as this book was new and late made and drawn into French, and
never had seen it in our English tongue, I thought in myself it should be a good
business to translate it into our English, to the end that it might be had as well in ...
... which anon commanded me to show the said five or six quires to her said
Grace; and when she had seen them anon she found a default in my English,
which she commanded me to amend, and moreover commanded me straitly to
And as for the third book, which treateth of the general and last destruction of
Troy, it needeth not to translate it into English, for as much as that worshipful and
religious man, Dan John Lidgate, monk of Bury, did translate it but late ; after
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