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The Old English Physiologus

By Albert Stanburrough Cook & James Hall Pitman

New Haven: Yale University Press / London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1921

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The Old English Physiologus is a poem fragment found the the Exeter Book manuscript. It describes three animals: the panther, the whale, and the partridge. The poem is in Old English, and was written probably in the tenth century. The text includes the original Old English, as well as a modern English prose translation by A. S. Cook and a verse translation by J. H. Pitman.


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