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Sweet's Primer first appeared in 1882 and was revised for the eighth edition in 1905. The ninth edition, revised by Norman Davis, was intended to give readers a beginner's book before plunging into Sweet's Reader. The Primer is divided between grammar and texts, the latter taken from the Bible, history (including Bede) and even medicinal recipes.
Paperback, Ninth Ed, 129 pages
Published April 15th 1982 by Oxford University Press (first published 1882)
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At eighteen, I hated this one with a passion. At forty-three, I wish I'd kept it.
Translated about 50 lines from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.
Sam Johnsson
Not a great tutorial, but a handy brief reference.
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Henry Sweet (15 September 1845 – 30 April 1912) was an English philologist, phonetician and grammarian.

As a philologist, he specialized in the Germanic languages, particularly Old English and Old Norse. In addition, Sweet published works on larger issues of phonetics and grammar in language and the teaching of languages. Many of his ideas have remained influential, and a number of his works contin
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