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Hymns of the Eastern Church, translated, with notes and an introduction, by the Rev. J. M. Neale, D.D., Warden of Sackville College

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Hymns of the Eastern Church
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Hymns of the Eastern Church
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translated, with notes and an introduction, by the Rev. J. M. Neale, D.D., Warden of Sackville College
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1818-1866
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Neale, J. M.
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  • d. ca. 458
  • approximately 660-740
  • -approximately 733
  • approximately 706-approximately 760
  • 725-794
  • -approximately 818
  • 759-826
  • d. ca. 836
  • fl. 830
  • d. ca. 890
  • d. ca. 910
  • 1588-1667
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  • Anatolius
  • Andrew
  • Germanus
  • John
  • Cosmas
  • Stephen
  • Theophanes
  • Theodore
  • Methodius
  • Joseph
  • Theoctitus
  • Metrophanes
  • Wither, George
  • Sackville College (East Grinstead, England)
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  • Anatolius
  • Andrew
  • Germanus
  • John
  • Stephen
  • Tarasius
  • Theophanes
  • Theodore
  • Methodius
  • Joseph
  • Theoctistus
  • Metrophanes
  • Euthymius
  • Leo
  • John
  • Sophronius
  • Gregory
  • Cosmas
  • Trench, Richard Chenevix
  • Orthodox Eastern Church
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Hymns of the Eastern Church, translated, with notes and an introduction, by the Rev. J. M. Neale, D.D., Warden of Sackville College
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  • Sion's lyre, thou best content / That o'er Heav'n to mortals lent, / Though they as a trifle leave thee, / Whose dull thoughts cannot conceive thee, / Though to them thou be a scorn / Who to nought but earth are born, / May my life no longer be / Than I am in love with thee! Wither -- t.p. verso
  • To the Superior and the other Sisters of the House of Mercy at Clewer, with thankfulness for their past, and prayers for their future, success, these hymns are dedicated -- p. [v]
  • Contents [(text and running header) given at p. [vii]-xii] [sectional introductions at p. [1], 11-14 ; each item (heading in black-letter, followed by header in Greek) preceded by historical and musicological essay with critical notes] : First Epoch. A.D. 360 ... A.D. 726 : S. Anatolius [Stichera for a Sunday of the First Tone, Evening Hymn, St. Stephen's Day. Stichera at Vespers, Stichera for Christmas-Tide] -- p. 2-10. Second Epoch. A.D. 726 ... A.D. 820 [approx. and with examples following through next two centuries] : S. Andrew of Crete [Stichera for Great Thursday, Troparia for Palm Sunday, Great Canon, called also The King of Canons, Stichera for the Second Week of the Great Fast] -- p. 15-26 ; S. Germanus [(Sunday in the Week of the First Tone] -- p. 27-30 ; S. John Damascene [Canon for Easter Day, called The Golden Canon, or, The Queen of Canons (Odes 1, 2-9), Stichera of the Last Kiss, Idiomela for All Saints, S. Thomas's Sunday (Odes 1, 2-5)] -- p. 31-54 ; S. Cosmas [Canon for Christmas Day (Odes 1, 3-9), Transfiguration (canon)] -- p. 62-81
  • Contents [ctd.] : S. Stephen the Sabaite [Idiomela in the Week of the First Oblique Tone] -- p. 82-84 ; S. Tarasius [introduction only] -- p. 85-86 ; S. Theophanes [Idiomela on Friday of Cheese-Sunday, that is, of Quinquagesima, Stichera at the First Vespers of Cheese-Sunday ... Adam's Complaint] -- p. 87-95 ; S. Theodore of the Studium [Canon for Apocreos [Sexagesima] (Odes 1, 2-9), Orthodoxy Sunday] -- p. 96-116 ; S. Methodius I [of Syracuse] [(Idiomela) on the Cross] -- p. 117-128 ; S. Joseph of the Studium [Sunday of the Prodigal Son (Septuagesima), The Pilgrims of Jesus, The Return Home, Let our Choir New Anthems Raise (... from the Canon for SS. Timothy and Maura ; May 3), And Wilt Thou Pardon, Lord (... from the Canon for the Monday of the First Tone, in the Paracletice), Stars of the Morning (... from the Canon of the 'Bodiless Ones:' Tuesday in the Week of the Fourth Tone), Canon for Ascension Day (Odes 1, 2-9, with Catavasia, no. 6 with Oicos, no. 9 with Exposteilarion) ] -- p. 120-152
  • Contents [ctd.] : Theoctistus of the Studium [friend of S. Joseph] [... from "Suppliant Canon to Jesus" at end of Paracletice] -- p. 152-154 ; Metrophanes of Smyrna [O Unity of Threefold Light (From the Canon for Sunday of the Second Tone)] -- p. 155-157 ; Euthymius [introduction only] ; Leo VI [introd. only] ; John Mauropus [introd. only] -- p. 158-159
  • "The ... Translations ... occupied ... portion of ... time for ... twelve years : ... some ... already in ... ecclesiastical periodical. So [also] ... part of the Introduction ... little interest ... hitherto felt in the Eastern Church ... these ... the only English versions of any part of ... Oriental [i.e. Greek] Hymnology ... eighteen quarto volumes ... if ... Hymnal of the English Church ... to build an eclectic superstructure on the foundation of the Sarum Book, the East [should] ... yield its full share ... But in attempting a Greek Canon, from the fact of its being in prose ... [w]hat measure shall we employ? ... Again ... length of the Canons renders them unsuitable ... as wholes ... better ... to form centos of the more beautiful passages? ... separate Odes ... as ... Hymns? ... [Opts for centos, suggests 7 of his translations of Idiomela as models for individual hymns, concludes with apologia for defects]" -- Preface to First Edition [(text and running header) signed : Sackville College, Feast of the Epiphany, 1862] p. [xii]-xvi
  • "One Hymnal ... sent to me, contains ... eleven Greek Hymns. In the present Edition, all ... versions which did not rhyme ... of no practical use ... omitted. Of the Canon for S. Thomas' Sunday more is given : and ... [in] cases ... without consonance, the defect ... remedied .." -- Preface to Second Edition [(text and running header) signed : ... Nov. 16, 1862] p. [xviii]-xix
  • "... God grant that this may ... help towards ... Re-union. I have been asked ... what tunes any of the hymns ... may be sung. The following is a list ... [6 separate items, 5 and 6 as part of collections, a volume by J.F. Young] The Hymns at page 126, 128, and 'Art thou weary,' contain so little that is from the Greek, ... they ought not to have been included ... future Edition ... shall appear as an Appendix." -- Preface to Third Edition [(text and running header) signed : ... April 1866] p. [xx]-xxii
  • [Classical measures outmoded in ecclesiastical Greek] "... Dean [Richard Chenevix] Trench ... in ... 'Sacred Latin Poetry,'... showed how the 'new wine must be put into new bottles.' ... [For Greek] five words in eight ... shut out of the principal classical rhythms. Now, the Gospel was preached to the poor. Church hymns must be the life-expression of all hearts ... [e.g. 6 "tolerable" and 3 "near" hexameters in N.T.] S. Gregory Nazianzen ... first Greek Church poet, used only ... classical measures. S. Sophronius ... employed ... Anacreontics ... some elegance. But ... degree of dilettante-ism, rather than earnestness .... In Latin [problem of new matter vs. old meters] ... answered by ... rhyme. Why [given popular linguistic legacy, doctrinal development, etc.] not in Greek also? ... tendency to rhyme [e.g. caudate "rhymes" in Homer, Leonines etc.] [yet] "hardly one of [these] would be rhymes to a Greek ear"] [Also rhyme] ... not sufficiently removed from every-day life, -- too familiar, -- had too little dignity ... to the Church ... accentuation in Latin ... not without its difficulty ... disyllables ... read ... as trochees ... Popular poetry ... devised its own metre, political verse ... iambic tetrameter catalectic, -- our own ballad rhythm : ... favourite Romaic metre to the present ... The [Greek] Church never attempted this ... falling back on an older form ... [N.T.] 'hymns and spiritual songs' ... written in metrical prose ... [N.T. parallelisms modelled on Hebrew Scriptures (as above)] [e.g.] ... nearly coeval with these ... the Gloria in Excelsis, the Ter Sanctus, and the Joyful Light ... Eastern phase ... of the Te Deum [etc.] And to this rhythmical prose the Church now turned ... by ... eighth century, verse ... had been discarded ... from the hymns of the Eastern Church ; those hymns, occupying a space ... greater than they do in the Latin ... written in measured prose ..." -- Introduction [(text and running header) with notes] p. [xxiii]-xlviii
  • "The stanza which is to form the model of the succeeding stanzas, -- strophe, in fact, -- called the Hirmos, ... drawing others after it. The stanzas which are to follow it ... troparia, from their turning to it [English Psalm-paraphrases as examples] ... divided for chanting by commas, -- ... irrespective of the sense ... comatisms render[] it difficult to read them without practice [example in English] ... The perfection of troparia is in a Canon ... [explanations of troparia, stichera, homoion becoming prosomoion] Idiomela ... stanzas which are their own models, -- and ... names expressive of the different kind of troparia ... [definition of Ode as Hirmon with troparia] And ... an Ode is simply a [Latin] Sequence under somewhat different laws. Just when the system of Greek ecclesiastical poetry was fully developed, S. Notker and the Monks of S. Gall hit out a similar one for the Latin church : the Sequence or Prose. It was not copied from the East, for we have s. Notker's own account of the way ... he invented it. [P]erfection of Greek poetry is attained by the Canons at Lauds ... a Canon consists of Nine Odes, -- each Ode containing any number of troparia ..." -- Introd. [ctd.]
  • "[T]here are nine scriptural canticles, employed at Lauds ... on the model of which those in every Canon are formed [Moses & passage of the Red Sea, Moses in Deut. 33, Hannah, Habakkuk, Isaiah 16: 9-20, Jonah, The Three Children, Benedicite, Magnificat and Benedictus (2nd canticle only in Lent; Canons "never have any second ode")] [typology drawn upon] ... Hirmos ... sometimes quoted ... at the commencement ... Odes usually arranged after an acrostich [sic] ... : sometimes alphabetical ... device ... probably borrowed from the Psalms ; as for example the 25, 112, 119 ... Memoria Technica [i.e. as with Western Church calendar] [yet, as distinct from Western norms] ... name of the composer ... finds a frequent place [as acrostic] ... [especially for] ... [e]ach Ode ... ended by a troparion, dedicated to ... S. Mary ... Theotokion. Sometimes ... another, which commemorates her at the cross ; ... Stauro-theotokion. In long Canons ... sometimes ... end of third or sixth Odes ... a Cathisma, because the congregation ... sit. There is also the Oicos, literally the House, -- which is the exact Italian Stanza, -- about the length of three ordinary troparia. The Catavasia is a troparion in which both choirs come down together, and stand in the middle of the Church, singing it in common. The acrostichs are usually in iambics ... [sometimes] a hexameter ... [examples of both] ... Earlier Odes ... Resurrection, Ascension, Nativity ... magnificent ... [but] later ones ... in commemoration of martyrs, of whom nothing but the fact of their martyrdom is known ... dull and heavy ..." -- Introd. [ctd.]
  • [Essays] "... differences between Odes and Sequences [putative license of Latin vs. strictness of Greek]" ; "... books in which Greek Hymnology is to be found ... principally ... sixteen volumes ... [alpha] Twelve of the Menoea : -- which would answer ... to the Breviary, minus the ferial offices. But, whereas in the West ... only human compositions .. are the lections from ... the Fathers, the [body of] hymns [etc.] [in the East] ... is Ecclesiastical poetry [i.e. Neale's measured prose] ... Nine-tenths [i.e. ca. "3,000" pages] of the Eastern Service-book is poetry. [beta] The Paracletice or Great Octoechus ... Ferial Office for eight weeks [detailing days and canons for Trinity, Cross and Resurrection, Theotokos (S) ; Penitence, Angels (M) ; Pentience, the Forerunner (T) ; Cross, Theotokos (W) ; Apostles, S. Nicolas (Th) ; Passion, Theotokos (F) ; Prophets & Martyrs, Dead (St.)] In the first week, the whole of the Canons are sung to the first Tone [etc.] ... The Greek Tones answer to our Gregorian [8 tones] ... [gamma] The Tridion ... Lent volume ... [from] Sunday of the Pharisee and Publican [before Septuagesima] ... to Easter ... leading Canons have ... only three Odes. [delta] The Pentecostarion [Charmosynon] ... Office for Easter-tide ... [Volumes together constitute about] 5,000 closely printed quarto pages , in double columns, of which at least 4,000 are poetry ... " -- Introd. [ctd.]
  • "The ... conclusion ... marvellous ignorance in which English ecclesiastical scholars are content to remain of this huge treasure of divinity -- the gradual completion of nine centuries at least ... ; [yet] what a glorious mass of theology do these offices present! ..." -- Introd. [ctd.]
  • Red linen covers [bead-grain] stamped front and back with thick double-ruled frame enclosing floriate medallion. Title and author [last name] in gilt [separated by horizontal rule] on spine. Yellow endpapers
  • Bookseller's ticket : Pott & Amery Booksellers 5 & 15 Cooper Union. N.Y. -- outer front endpaper. T.p. with stamp of American Antiquarian Society
Dimensions
13 cm.
Edition
Third edition.
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xlviii, 159 p.
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(OCoLC)3820047
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Hymns of the Eastern Church, translated, with notes and an introduction, by the Rev. J. M. Neale, D.D., Warden of Sackville College
Publication
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  • Without music
  • Signatures : pi({191}6) A-L8. Pagination from half-title
  • Sion's lyre, thou best content / That o'er Heav'n to mortals lent, / Though they as a trifle leave thee, / Whose dull thoughts cannot conceive thee, / Though to them thou be a scorn / Who to nought but earth are born, / May my life no longer be / Than I am in love with thee! Wither -- t.p. verso
  • To the Superior and the other Sisters of the House of Mercy at Clewer, with thankfulness for their past, and prayers for their future, success, these hymns are dedicated -- p. [v]
  • Contents [(text and running header) given at p. [vii]-xii] [sectional introductions at p. [1], 11-14 ; each item (heading in black-letter, followed by header in Greek) preceded by historical and musicological essay with critical notes] : First Epoch. A.D. 360 ... A.D. 726 : S. Anatolius [Stichera for a Sunday of the First Tone, Evening Hymn, St. Stephen's Day. Stichera at Vespers, Stichera for Christmas-Tide] -- p. 2-10. Second Epoch. A.D. 726 ... A.D. 820 [approx. and with examples following through next two centuries] : S. Andrew of Crete [Stichera for Great Thursday, Troparia for Palm Sunday, Great Canon, called also The King of Canons, Stichera for the Second Week of the Great Fast] -- p. 15-26 ; S. Germanus [(Sunday in the Week of the First Tone] -- p. 27-30 ; S. John Damascene [Canon for Easter Day, called The Golden Canon, or, The Queen of Canons (Odes 1, 2-9), Stichera of the Last Kiss, Idiomela for All Saints, S. Thomas's Sunday (Odes 1, 2-5)] -- p. 31-54 ; S. Cosmas [Canon for Christmas Day (Odes 1, 3-9), Transfiguration (canon)] -- p. 62-81
  • Contents [ctd.] : S. Stephen the Sabaite [Idiomela in the Week of the First Oblique Tone] -- p. 82-84 ; S. Tarasius [introduction only] -- p. 85-86 ; S. Theophanes [Idiomela on Friday of Cheese-Sunday, that is, of Quinquagesima, Stichera at the First Vespers of Cheese-Sunday ... Adam's Complaint] -- p. 87-95 ; S. Theodore of the Studium [Canon for Apocreos [Sexagesima] (Odes 1, 2-9), Orthodoxy Sunday] -- p. 96-116 ; S. Methodius I [of Syracuse] [(Idiomela) on the Cross] -- p. 117-128 ; S. Joseph of the Studium [Sunday of the Prodigal Son (Septuagesima), The Pilgrims of Jesus, The Return Home, Let our Choir New Anthems Raise (... from the Canon for SS. Timothy and Maura ; May 3), And Wilt Thou Pardon, Lord (... from the Canon for the Monday of the First Tone, in the Paracletice), Stars of the Morning (... from the Canon of the 'Bodiless Ones:' Tuesday in the Week of the Fourth Tone), Canon for Ascension Day (Odes 1, 2-9, with Catavasia, no. 6 with Oicos, no. 9 with Exposteilarion) ] -- p. 120-152
  • Contents [ctd.] : Theoctistus of the Studium [friend of S. Joseph] [... from "Suppliant Canon to Jesus" at end of Paracletice] -- p. 152-154 ; Metrophanes of Smyrna [O Unity of Threefold Light (From the Canon for Sunday of the Second Tone)] -- p. 155-157 ; Euthymius [introduction only] ; Leo VI [introd. only] ; John Mauropus [introd. only] -- p. 158-159
  • "The ... Translations ... occupied ... portion of ... time for ... twelve years : ... some ... already in ... ecclesiastical periodical. So [also] ... part of the Introduction ... little interest ... hitherto felt in the Eastern Church ... these ... the only English versions of any part of ... Oriental [i.e. Greek] Hymnology ... eighteen quarto volumes ... if ... Hymnal of the English Church ... to build an eclectic superstructure on the foundation of the Sarum Book, the East [should] ... yield its full share ... But in attempting a Greek Canon, from the fact of its being in prose ... [w]hat measure shall we employ? ... Again ... length of the Canons renders them unsuitable ... as wholes ... better ... to form centos of the more beautiful passages? ... separate Odes ... as ... Hymns? ... [Opts for centos, suggests 7 of his translations of Idiomela as models for individual hymns, concludes with apologia for defects]" -- Preface to First Edition [(text and running header) signed : Sackville College, Feast of the Epiphany, 1862] p. [xii]-xvi
  • "One Hymnal ... sent to me, contains ... eleven Greek Hymns. In the present Edition, all ... versions which did not rhyme ... of no practical use ... omitted. Of the Canon for S. Thomas' Sunday more is given : and ... [in] cases ... without consonance, the defect ... remedied .." -- Preface to Second Edition [(text and running header) signed : ... Nov. 16, 1862] p. [xviii]-xix
  • "... God grant that this may ... help towards ... Re-union. I have been asked ... what tunes any of the hymns ... may be sung. The following is a list ... [6 separate items, 5 and 6 as part of collections, a volume by J.F. Young] The Hymns at page 126, 128, and 'Art thou weary,' contain so little that is from the Greek, ... they ought not to have been included ... future Edition ... shall appear as an Appendix." -- Preface to Third Edition [(text and running header) signed : ... April 1866] p. [xx]-xxii
  • [Classical measures outmoded in ecclesiastical Greek] "... Dean [Richard Chenevix] Trench ... in ... 'Sacred Latin Poetry,'... showed how the 'new wine must be put into new bottles.' ... [For Greek] five words in eight ... shut out of the principal classical rhythms. Now, the Gospel was preached to the poor. Church hymns must be the life-expression of all hearts ... [e.g. 6 "tolerable" and 3 "near" hexameters in N.T.] S. Gregory Nazianzen ... first Greek Church poet, used only ... classical measures. S. Sophronius ... employed ... Anacreontics ... some elegance. But ... degree of dilettante-ism, rather than earnestness .... In Latin [problem of new matter vs. old meters] ... answered by ... rhyme. Why [given popular linguistic legacy, doctrinal development, etc.] not in Greek also? ... tendency to rhyme [e.g. caudate "rhymes" in Homer, Leonines etc.] [yet] "hardly one of [these] would be rhymes to a Greek ear"] [Also rhyme] ... not sufficiently removed from every-day life, -- too familiar, -- had too little dignity ... to the Church ... accentuation in Latin ... not without its difficulty ... disyllables ... read ... as trochees ... Popular poetry ... devised its own metre, political verse ... iambic tetrameter catalectic, -- our own ballad rhythm : ... favourite Romaic metre to the present ... The [Greek] Church never attempted this ... falling back on an older form ... [N.T.] 'hymns and spiritual songs' ... written in metrical prose ... [N.T. parallelisms modelled on Hebrew Scriptures (as above)] [e.g.] ... nearly coeval with these ... the Gloria in Excelsis, the Ter Sanctus, and the Joyful Light ... Eastern phase ... of the Te Deum [etc.] And to this rhythmical prose the Church now turned ... by ... eighth century, verse ... had been discarded ... from the hymns of the Eastern Church ; those hymns, occupying a space ... greater than they do in the Latin ... written in measured prose ..." -- Introduction [(text and running header) with notes] p. [xxiii]-xlviii
  • "The stanza which is to form the model of the succeeding stanzas, -- strophe, in fact, -- called the Hirmos, ... drawing others after it. The stanzas which are to follow it ... troparia, from their turning to it [English Psalm-paraphrases as examples] ... divided for chanting by commas, -- ... irrespective of the sense ... comatisms render[] it difficult to read them without practice [example in English] ... The perfection of troparia is in a Canon ... [explanations of troparia, stichera, homoion becoming prosomoion] Idiomela ... stanzas which are their own models, -- and ... names expressive of the different kind of troparia ... [definition of Ode as Hirmon with troparia] And ... an Ode is simply a [Latin] Sequence under somewhat different laws. Just when the system of Greek ecclesiastical poetry was fully developed, S. Notker and the Monks of S. Gall hit out a similar one for the Latin church : the Sequence or Prose. It was not copied from the East, for we have s. Notker's own account of the way ... he invented it. [P]erfection of Greek poetry is attained by the Canons at Lauds ... a Canon consists of Nine Odes, -- each Ode containing any number of troparia ..." -- Introd. [ctd.]
  • "[T]here are nine scriptural canticles, employed at Lauds ... on the model of which those in every Canon are formed [Moses & passage of the Red Sea, Moses in Deut. 33, Hannah, Habakkuk, Isaiah 16: 9-20, Jonah, The Three Children, Benedicite, Magnificat and Benedictus (2nd canticle only in Lent; Canons "never have any second ode")] [typology drawn upon] ... Hirmos ... sometimes quoted ... at the commencement ... Odes usually arranged after an acrostich [sic] ... : sometimes alphabetical ... device ... probably borrowed from the Psalms ; as for example the 25, 112, 119 ... Memoria Technica [i.e. as with Western Church calendar] [yet, as distinct from Western norms] ... name of the composer ... finds a frequent place [as acrostic] ... [especially for] ... [e]ach Ode ... ended by a troparion, dedicated to ... S. Mary ... Theotokion. Sometimes ... another, which commemorates her at the cross ; ... Stauro-theotokion. In long Canons ... sometimes ... end of third or sixth Odes ... a Cathisma, because the congregation ... sit. There is also the Oicos, literally the House, -- which is the exact Italian Stanza, -- about the length of three ordinary troparia. The Catavasia is a troparion in which both choirs come down together, and stand in the middle of the Church, singing it in common. The acrostichs are usually in iambics ... [sometimes] a hexameter ... [examples of both] ... Earlier Odes ... Resurrection, Ascension, Nativity ... magnificent ... [but] later ones ... in commemoration of martyrs, of whom nothing but the fact of their martyrdom is known ... dull and heavy ..." -- Introd. [ctd.]
  • [Essays] "... differences between Odes and Sequences [putative license of Latin vs. strictness of Greek]" ; "... books in which Greek Hymnology is to be found ... principally ... sixteen volumes ... [alpha] Twelve of the Menoea : -- which would answer ... to the Breviary, minus the ferial offices. But, whereas in the West ... only human compositions .. are the lections from ... the Fathers, the [body of] hymns [etc.] [in the East] ... is Ecclesiastical poetry [i.e. Neale's measured prose] ... Nine-tenths [i.e. ca. "3,000" pages] of the Eastern Service-book is poetry. [beta] The Paracletice or Great Octoechus ... Ferial Office for eight weeks [detailing days and canons for Trinity, Cross and Resurrection, Theotokos (S) ; Penitence, Angels (M) ; Pentience, the Forerunner (T) ; Cross, Theotokos (W) ; Apostles, S. Nicolas (Th) ; Passion, Theotokos (F) ; Prophets & Martyrs, Dead (St.)] In the first week, the whole of the Canons are sung to the first Tone [etc.] ... The Greek Tones answer to our Gregorian [8 tones] ... [gamma] The Tridion ... Lent volume ... [from] Sunday of the Pharisee and Publican [before Septuagesima] ... to Easter ... leading Canons have ... only three Odes. [delta] The Pentecostarion [Charmosynon] ... Office for Easter-tide ... [Volumes together constitute about] 5,000 closely printed quarto pages , in double columns, of which at least 4,000 are poetry ... " -- Introd. [ctd.]
  • "The ... conclusion ... marvellous ignorance in which English ecclesiastical scholars are content to remain of this huge treasure of divinity -- the gradual completion of nine centuries at least ... ; [yet] what a glorious mass of theology do these offices present! ..." -- Introd. [ctd.]
  • Red linen covers [bead-grain] stamped front and back with thick double-ruled frame enclosing floriate medallion. Title and author [last name] in gilt [separated by horizontal rule] on spine. Yellow endpapers
  • Bookseller's ticket : Pott & Amery Booksellers 5 & 15 Cooper Union. N.Y. -- outer front endpaper. T.p. with stamp of American Antiquarian Society
Dimensions
13 cm.
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
xlviii, 159 p.
System control number
(OCoLC)3820047

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