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TRANSLATED FROM THE FOURTH EDITION.
NOTES AND APPENDIX
JAMES STEVEN STALLYBRASS.
LONDON: GEORGE BELL & SONS, YORK STREET,
THIS Volume, answering to Vol. III. of the last German edition, consists of two parts, a SUPPLEMENT and an APPENDIX.
The SUPPLEMENT is the characteristic-as it is the only strictly new-part of this Fourth Edition of Grimm's Mythology. After his Second Edition of 1844, which was a great advance upon the First, the Author never found time to utilize any of the new matter he collected by working it into the Text; his Third Edition of 1854 was a mere reprint of the Second; so that the stores he kept on accumulating till his death, and the new views often founded on them and on the researches of younger investigators-Kuhn, Müllenhoff, Panzer, Mannhardt, etc.—all lay buried in the MS. Notes that covered the wide margin of his private copy, as well as in many loose sheets. On the death of Grimm, his Heirs entrusted the task of bringing out a Fourth Edition to Prof. ELARD HUGO MEYER, of Berlin, leaving him at liberty to incorporate the posthumous material in the Text or not, as he chose. The Professor, fearing that if once he began incorporating he might do too much, and instead of pure Grimm, might make a compound Grimm-and-Meyer concern of it, wisely contented himself with the humbler duty of keeping it in the form of Supplementary Notes, verifying authorities where he could, and supplying References to the parts of the Text which it illustrates.
As the Supplement hardly amounted to a volume, the Professor hit upon the happy thought of reprinting with it an APPENDIX which Grimm had published to his First Edition, but had never republished, probably thinking it had done its