“You are come to the very edge of the Wild”

This line from 03.006 uses the copula as the perfect modal auxiliary verb, a perfectly common form in Early Middle English.  Little touches like this keep our reading attention subtly in the past.

What I mean to say by quoting it:  I have scanned through to the end of Chapter 3 for food words which we do not yet have in our concordance.  I will be grateful to anyone who can find such words that are not yet in our Concordance – thank you!


Alden, L. F. S. “High Register: How and Why in Early Fantasy.” Student Showcase. Signum University. Web.

Görlach, Manfred. Introduction to Early Modern English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991. Print.

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