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OF THE EARLY
FROM THE ARRIVAL OF THEODORE
TO THE DEATH OF BEDE
BY SIR HENRY H. HOWORTH
K.C.I.E., D.C.L., F.R.S., F.S.A.
PRESIDENT OF THE ROYAL ARCHÆOLOGICAL INSTITUTE AND
TRUSTEE OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM
THE HISTORY OF THE MONGOLS" ETC. ETC.
E. P. DUTTON AND COMPANY
G.L Ref Steele 2.3 55 90657 3v
CANON GREENWELL, D.C.L., F.R.S., F.S.A.
REVEREND C. PLUMMER
I wish to associate the following volumes with the names of two friends, for whose gifts I have a special regard. Both of them have added greatly to our knowledge of early English history, and both of them have had the untiring zeal, modesty, and patience of the ideal scholar. Canon Greenwell of Durham, whose venerable age seems unassailable by time or human frailty, will live for ever in the memory of the archæologist, and most notably among those disciples of “Old Mortality" who have explored and expounded the grave mounds of our ancestors. His name will live still longer among the disciples of Izaak Walton, as a hero among fishermen and as the inventor of “Greenwell's Glory,” the most famous of trout flies. My other friend, Mr. C. Plummer, has given us the definite and ideal edition of the two corner-stones of our earlier history, Bede's
immortal Church History and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, both of which he has illumined with unflagging patience and success. My own obligations to him are to be seen on every page. I cannot think that his own University has adequately appreciated the merits of one of its greatest scholars.
It is pleasant to have the opportunity of recording our obligations to such men, and pleasanter still to number them among our friends.
H. H. H.