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" This predilection for French was common before the first pestilence of 1349, but was afterwards somewhat changed. For John Cornwall, a master of grammar, changed the mode of teaching in his grammar-school, and substituted English for French construing... "
Principles of English Etymology: The native element - Page 31
by Walter William Skeat - 1887
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The English Bible: An External and Critical History of the Various ..., Volume 1

John Eadie - Bible - 1876
...custom had been reversed in a great measure through the effort of John Cornwaile, maister of gramer," so that now, "in the year of our Lord 1385, in all the gramer scholes of England children leaveth Frensch and construeth and learneth English " the advantage...
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The English Bible: An External and Critical History of the Various ..., Volume 1

John Eadie - Bible - 1876
...custom had been reversed in a great measure through the effort of John Cornwaile, maister of gramer," so that now, "in the year of our Lord 1385, in all the gramer scholes of England children leaveth Frensch and construeth and learneth English " the advantage...
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The Herefordian. N.S.

Hereford city, cath. sch - 1879
...English, and Richard Pancriche learned this manner of teaching of him, as others did of Pancriche. So that now in the year of our Lord 1385, in all the Grammar Schools of England children leaveth French, and construeth and learneth in English." And of...
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Principles of English Etymology: The native element

Walter William Skeat - English language - 1887
...a child's3 brooch ; and uplandish men* will (ie desire to) liken themselves to gentlemen, and try " with great business (ie diligence) for to speak French,...disadvantage in another. The advantage is, that they learn AS hi, hig, they ; pi. of hi, he. A-peired and im-paired merely differ in the prefix. Lit. child his,...
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Principles of English Etymology

Walter William Skeat - English language - 1887 - 547 pages
...passage is also of such importance that I here subjoin the general sense of it in modern English *. 1 This predilection for French was common before the...disadvantage in another. The advantage is, that they learn AS M, hig, they ; pi. of hi, he. A-peired and im-paired merely differ in the prefix. Lit. child his,...
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Principles of English Etymology: The native element

Walter William Skeat - English language - 1892 - 547 pages
...a child's3 brooch; and uplandish men* will (ie desire to) liken themselves to gentlemen, and try 6 with great business (ie diligence) for to speak French,...advantage is, that they learn 1 AS hi. hig, they ; pi. of ht, he. ' A-peired and im-paired merely differ in the prefix. * Lit. child his, which is an idiom not...
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Principles of English Etymology: The native element

Walter William Skeat - English language - 1892 - 547 pages
...child's 3 brooch; and uplandish men 4 will (ie desire to) liken themselves to gentlemen, and try 5 with great business (ie diligence) for to speak French,...in another. The advantage is, that they learn 1 AS U, Mg, they ; pi. of U, he. 3 A-peiredand im-paircd merely differ in the prefix. 3 Lit. child his,...
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Principles of English Etymology: The native element

Walter William Skeat - English language - 1892 - 547 pages
...passage is also of such importance that I here subjoin the general sense of it in modern English 6. 'This predilection for French was common before the...that they learn 1 AS hi, hig, they ; pi. of hi, he. " A-peired and im-paired merely differ in the prefix. * Lit. child his, which is an idiom not found...
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English Literature from Widsith to the Death of Chaucer: A Source Book

Allen Rogers Benham - English literature - 1916 - 634 pages
...English; and Richard Pencrych learned that sort of teaching from him and others imitated Pencrych; so that now, in the year of our Lord 1385 ... in all the grammar schools of England children are giving up French and learning and translating in English. The...
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Historical Writing in England: c. 1307 to the early sixteenth century

Antonia Gransden - Great Britain - 1996 - 684 pages
...Cornwall, a school master in Oxford (in the mid-fourteenth century) taught his boys English grammar 'so that now, in the year of Our Lord 1385 ... , in all the grammar schools of England, children leaveth French and construeth and learneth in English.'6 The last...
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