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362 Reviews.

represented in the English version, without a word of explana- tion or qualification, by Cathal-dubh, though it is difficult to see why, if Svartkell and Gjaflaug be Irish, Thorkell, HaUkell, Grimkell, Aslaug, Guhlaug, Thorlaug, etc., should not be similarly equated.

Those who have seen the volumes through the press do not clear themselves of all responsibility by an expression of regret that the work lacks the final touches of its editors. There are many errors which they could have corrected, and which can only be explained by the assumption that translation and text were not revised together in proof. There are cases {e.g. Land- ndiria, I. 10, 3) where words occurring in the translation have no equivalent in the text. Again, in Landndma, II. 5, 3, "<?/^ ^rof \>ar i sice^olshli^e^' (and dug there in the gateway of the fold) is translated " and dug a fort there in the slope by the fold-gate," an evident confusion of alternative renderings. There are false etymologies in Harrowdale, Harrowholt (translating Horgardal, Hcergsholt), and We-thorm ( IVelp-orm) ; and there are many mistakes (in addition to the far too long list of corrigenda) due to carelessness in proof-reading ; e.g. Eanwend for Eyvind, Amund for Onund, Beare for Btarne, Bride-dale {translating Brei'^dal), Thorstan Smiths (where the original is of course in the genitive) ; all of which occur in the course of a few pages in Landndma.

L. Winifred Faraday.

English Medicine in the Anglo-Saxon Times. By Joseph Frank Payne. Oxford, at the Clarendon Press, 1904.

The Fitz-Patrick Lectureship, a gift by an Irishman to an English College, commences its history by a course of lectures on Anglo- Saxon Medicine. By no man living probably could the subject have been handled in a more scholarly and complete manner than by the learned bibliophile who was chosen to be the first occupant •of this position. His attitude towards the works of which he treats is quite admirable, for he recognises, as all should, but as