All day I have been doing dull stuff. Meantime my newest and shiniest book has been waiting for me:
The anthology is wide-ranging and includes Old English, Middle English and the transitional phases between. Later selections have marginal glosses, but for the Old English a parallel translation runs on the facing page, so there is as much help as ignorance or impatience requires. Though at 800+ pages, who am I kidding?
I could now do with a decent Old English dictionary. Hint for Christmas, anybody?