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 Alcock, Sir Rutherford, K.C.B., D.C.L.Aldrich, Henry, D.D. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Alcuin
 
(b. York, 735; d. Tours, May 19th, 804). Works:—(1) The “Commentaries on the Scriptures,” consisting of “Questions and Answers on the Book of Genesis;” “Comments on the Penitential Psalms,” on the “Song of Solomon,” and on the “Book of Ecclesiastes;” the “Interpretationes Nominum Hebraicum,” and the “Commentaries on the Gospel of St. John,” and on the “Three Epistles of St. Paul.” (2) The “Dogmatic Writings,” including the treatises “De Fide Trinitatis et De Processione Spiritus Sancti,” and the books “Against Felix” and “Elipandus.” (3) The Liturgic Works: the “Liber Sacramentorum,” the treatise “De Psalmorum Usu,” the “Officia per Ferias,” and the tracts “De Virtutibus et Vitiis” and “De Animæ Ratione.” To these are added “Lives of St. Martin of Tours,” of “St. Richarius,” of “Wilbrord,” and of “St. Vedastus,” the last of which was merely corrected and edited by Alcuin from an older writer; and four treatises, “De Grammatica,” “De Orthographia,” “De Rhetorica et Virtutibus,” and “De Dialectica.” The complete “Works” were published by André Duchesne under the Latinised name of “Andreas Quercetanus” in 1617, and again, in 1777, by Frobenius, Prince-Abbot of St. Emmeram, at Ratisbon. A list of the editions of the separate works will be found in Wright’s “Biographia Britannica Literaria.” For Biography, see the “Life,” written in 829 and printed in the editions of the “Works” in the “Acta SS. Ord. S. Bened.” of Mabillon, in the collection of Surius, and in the “Acta Sanctorum” of the Bollandists; also the sketch by Mabillon; the “Life” by Frobenius, prefixed to his edition; the “Life” by Professor Lorenz, of Halle (1829), translated into English by Jane Mary Slee (1837); the “Dictionary of National Biography,” and Morley’s “English Writers,” vol. ii.   1
 


 Alcock, Sir Rutherford, K.C.B., D.C.L.Aldrich, Henry, D.D. 

 
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