Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: E500000-001
A View of the present State of Ireland
Author: Edmund Spenser
Background details and bibliographic information
Funded by University College, Cork, Ireland and
Professor Marianne McDonald via the Ireland Funds
2. Second draft, revised and corrected.
Proof corrections by Katrina Bonner, Ruth Murphy
Extent of text: 66220 words
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The editions used in the digital edition
- A View of the present state of Ireland. Alexander B. Grosart (ed), First editionPrivately printedLondon (1894)
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Created: By Edmund Spenser.
Use of language
Language: [EN] Text in Elizabethan English.
Language: [LA] Some words and phrases are in Latin.
Language: [GA] Some words are in Irish.