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  • Necrology: Edward Cook ArmstrongAuthor(s): H. C. LSource: Modern Language Notes, Vol. 59, No. 4 (Apr., 1944), p. 296Published by: The Johns Hopkins University PressStable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2911134 .Accessed: 24/06/2014 22:23

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  • 296 MODERN LANGUAGE NOTES, APRIL, 1944

    IPTerrolo?p EDWARD COOK ARMSTRONG

    Edward Cook Armstrong died in his home at Princeton on March 5. IHe was co-editor of MODERN LANGUAGE NOTES from 1911 to 1915. Long before that, he had assisted in editorial work on the journal, for which he wrote more than thirty articles, reviews, and notices. After he resig-ned from the editorial board, he continued his friendly interest, contributing articles to the magazine as recently as 1942. Several of the editors and many of the contributors have been his students or colleagues. To them his keen understanding, his accurate knowledge, and his high standard of scholarship meant much. As a professor for twenty years at the Johns Hopkins and for twenty-six at Princeton, as the editor of the Elliott Monographs, as an active member of the Modern Lan- guage Association, of which he was president in 1918-1919, of the American Council of Learned Societies, whose chairman he was in 1929-1935, and as a fellow of the American Philosophical Societv, the Medieval Academy, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he exerted influence throughout the country. His chief publications lay in the field of Old French. Le Cheva- lier a l6epee appeared in 1900; Barlaam et Josaphat, in 1922. He organized at Princeton a group of scholars who devoted themselves to the Alexander corpus. Their labors have already resulted in the publication, with his guidance, of fourteen volumes. His life developed as a scholar's should. He helped the teacher of under- graduates with his Syntax of the French Verb. He contributed to knowledge of his subject by his own learned publications and by editing those of others. He aided in the selection of teachers, in promoting the work of organizations that give help and encourage- ment to scholarship, and he undertook one of the few large Romance enterprises that have been fathered in America. His fine achieve- ment will be recognized by all who work in his field. He would have liked those who had the privilege of knowing him to show their appreciation of our loss by imitating his high purpose and his untiring devotion to the tasks that he undertook.

    H. C. L.

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    Article Contentsp. 296

    Issue Table of ContentsModern Language Notes, Vol. 59, No. 4 (Apr., 1944), pp. 223-296Anglo-French Etymologies [pp. 223-250]Smollett and the Elder Pitt [pp. 250-257]A Note on Robert Henryson's Allusions to Religion and Law [pp. 257-264]Robert Henryson and the Leper Cresseid [pp. 265-269]Canon's Yeoman's Prologue, G., LL. 563-566: Horse or Man [pp. 269-271]Another Analogue for the Violation of the Maiden in the "Wife of Bath's Tale" [pp. 271-274]Variant Readings in Three of Shelley's Poems [pp. 274-277]Personal Sources for Maupassant's Contes [pp. 277-281]A Grant to 'Hudibras' Butler [pp. 281]Omissions and Additions to Fifty Years of Molire Studies[pp. 282-285]Une Rminiscence Latine de Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac[pp. 285]Samuel Johnson "Making Aether" [pp. 286]ReviewsReview: untitled [pp. 287-290]Review: untitled [pp. 290-292]Review: untitled [pp. 292-293]Review: untitled [pp. 294-295]

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