A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Appendix of Living Writers/Skeat, Rev. Walter William, Litt.D., LL.D.
Skeat, Rev. Walter William, Litt.D., LL.D. (1835).—Philologist and Early English scholar; has ed. Langland's Piers Plowman, The Lay of Havelock, Barbour's Bruce, and other early English texts, a complete ed. of Chaucer, 6 vols. (1894), and of many of his works separately, and is author of An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language, Principles of English Etymology, and books on the place-names of the counties of Cambridge, Huntingdon, Herts, and Bedford, etc.