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Early English Meals and Manners   By: (1825-1910)

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[Transcriber's Note:

This text is for readers who cannot use the "real" (unicode, utf 8) version of the file. Some substitutions have been made:

oe (written as a ligature in the original) [gh], [Gh] yogh [s] long "s" (used only in one selection) [l~l] paired final "l" joined with tilde like line [~l] single "l" with crossing line [m)] "m" with curved flourish [ m], [ n] "m", "n" and other letters with overline or macron

Greek has been transliterated and shown between marks; single Greek letters are shown by name in brackets: [alpha]. The "dagger" symbol is shown as two asterisks .

This very long book has been separated into independent units, set off by triple rows of asterisks:

[1] Early English Text Society (information and list of titles) [2] Introductory pages with full table of contents [3] General Preface ("Forewords") [4] Preface to Russell, Boke of Nurture [5] Collations and Corrigenda (see beginning of "Corrigenda" for details of corrections) [6] John Russell's Boke of Nurture with detailed table of contents [7] Notes to Boke of Nurture (longer linenotes, printed as a separate section in original text) [8] Lawrens Andrewe on Fish [9] "Illustrative Extracts" (titles listed in Table of Contents) and Recipes [10] Boke of Keruynge and Boke of Curtasye , with Notes [11] Booke of Demeanor and following shorter selections [12] The Babees Book and following shorter selections [13] Parallel texts of The Little Children's Boke and Stans Puer ad Mensam [14] General Index (excluding Postscript) [15] Postscript "added after the Index had been printed" [16] Collected Sidenotes (section added by transcriber: editor's sidenotes can be read as a condensed version of full text)

Each segment has its own footnotes and errata lists. Readers may choose to divide them into separate files. The following notes on text format apply to all texts and will not be repeated in full.

Italics and other text markings:

Italicized letters within words, representing expanded abbreviations, are shown in the e text with braces ("curly brackets"): co{n}nyng{e}. Readers who find this added information distracting may globally delete all braces; they are not used for any other purpose. Whole word italics are shown in the usual way with lines . Superscripts are shown with ^, and boldface or blackletter type with marks.

Page Layout:

In the original book, each text page contained several types of secondary material printed in all four margins. The HTML version of this e text offers a closer approximation of the original appearance.

Headnotes appeared at the top of alternate pages, like subsidiary chapter headings. In longer selections they have been retained and moved to the beginning of the most appropriate paragraph; some are also grouped at the beginning of a selection to act as a detailed table of contents.

Footnotes were numbered separately for each page. In this e text, general footnotes are numbered sequentially and grouped at the end of the selection. In some selections, text notes (glosses or variant readings) are marked with capital letters [A] and are kept in small groups near each passage. Footnotes in the form [[10a]] are additional notes from the editor's Corrigenda. Footnotes with symbols [10] are footnotes to footnotes .

Sidenotes were generally added by the editor to give translations or summaries. In this e text, they are always collected into full sentences. In some verse selections, sidenotes appear immediately before their original location, with no further marking. In other selections including all prose passages sidenotes are collected into longer paragraphs and placed after the text they refer to. These will be identified either by line number or by lower case letters [a] showing their original location.

Sidenotes in the form [Fol. 10b] or [Page 27] are shown inline, within the body text. Numbered notes printed in the side margin were generally treated as footnotes or text notes... Continue reading book >>

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