I don't know if this is the right place to ask, but I'll do it anyway. I am a student from Austria and one of our professors has given us a task which seems rather demanding. He wants us to analyze English in history/change on the example of Ridpath's Boethius translation from 1785 in a proseminar paper.
The problem is I can't get my hands on a text that has been written a little earlier (e.g., Johnson's Boethius translation) to compare them, but only on a text that has been written very much earlier by Queen Elizabeth. And no, I can't ask him for help, he's a confusing, kind of mean guy, who keeps telling us he expects students to be able to organize themselves.
Thanks in advance for helpful advice.