[Milton-L] Re: BCP Psalms

Patrick Scott SCOTTP at gwm.sc.edu
Thu Sep 13 13:58:48 EDT 2007


An excellent guide to the similarities/differences in language between
the Book of Common Prayer and the KJV is:
Stella Brook, The Language of the Book of Common Prayer (OUP 1965), ch
4. 

Contrary to what I had previously assumed, a casual check of available
sources on the issue of the Biblical passages printed in the the BCP
(e.g. the Epistles and Gospels) suggests that, like the Psalms, these
passages remained fixed in the form approved in 1604 even after the
publication of the KJV in 1611. 

Patrick Scott
Director of Special Collections, 
Thomas Cooper Library,
& Professor of English,
University of South Carolina,
Columbia, SC 29208, USA.
Tel: 803-777-1275
Fax: 803-777-4661, attn Dr Scott
E-mail: scottp at gwm.sc.edu
 


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