|| Reprinted from the edition of 1534 and edited with an introduction,
notes, and glossarial index by Walter W. Skeat.
"The full identity of the author of Master Fitzherbert's Book of
Husbandry is also uncertain. There were two Fitzherbert brothers,
one a lawyer and the other a gentleman farmer, and opinions are divided
as to which was the author. Usually the work is attributed to John, the
gentleman farmer" (Nevalainen, Terttu, and Helena Raumolin-Brunberg.
1993. Early Modern British English. In Matti Rissanen, Merja
Kytö, and Minna Palander-Collin, eds., Early English in the
computer age: Explorations through the Helsinki Corpus. Berlin: Mouton
de Gruyter. 69). For details, see Fitzherbert, R. H. C., English
Historical Review, XII, 225, and Cunningham's Growth of Eng. Industry
and Commerce, vol. I, 553. 1905 (http://www.bartleby.com/214/1500.html,
accessed March 4, 2005).
In the edition, lines are numbered within each section (section headings
receive no line number). Helsinki used a combination of page number
plus line number counted by section to identify their sample selections.
However, because some sections are less than a page long, this hybrid system
can lead to ambiguity as to which line number is meant. For clarity, we
have counted lines by page, not by section. We include the original
Helsinki numbering in parentheses for completeness.