Alfred the Great Quote

When I recalled how knowledge of Latin had previously decayed throughout England, and yet many could still read things written in English, I then began, amidst the various and multifarious afflictions of this kingdom, to translate into English the book which in Latin is called Pastoralis, in English 'Shepherd-book', sometimes word for word, sometimes sense for sense.


preface to the Anglo-Saxon version of St Gregory's Pastoral Care (translated by S. Keynes and M. Lapidge, 1983)

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When I recalled how knowledge of Latin had previously decayed throughout England, and yet many could still read things written in English, I then...

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