The chapter translates the tale into Present-day English with a medieval flavour, before closing with a glossarial
index to the critical text.
It then suffered a near-total eclipse from the Reformation until Erbe's edition of 1905, of which only Volume I (text and glossarial
index) appeared, owing to his death in World War I.
Likewise, Marcus Walsh's fine, well-balanced discussion of the history and "Theories of Text, Editorial Theory, and Textual Criticism" (1:156-63) would have benefitted from an equally thorough discussion of bibliography, though the glossarial
entry on "bibliographical description" (1:523-24) is in itself admirable.
Divided somewhat arbitrarily into thirty-three items, each is usually provided with notes on the source and a commentary that includes identification of the hand; any Latin is translated and glossarial
notes provided if necessary.
Still, its glossarial
fervor, along with that of Tyndale and Geneva Bibles, did much to convince the makers of the Authorized Version (1611) that its notes should be confined to cross-references and alternate translations of tricky words.
Coleridge's pulse appears to quicken to the fecundity of villainy, but the full glossarial
trajectory--from felt impression to analysis to evaluation--is the distinguishing mark of the reader Coleridge at work.
The Dialect of Pewsey (Wiltshire) with a Glossarial
Index of the Words Treated.