The Recuyell of the Historyes of Troy, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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D. Nutt, 1894 - Trojan War
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Page 504 - I fere to take vpon me that am not worthy to bere his penner & ynke home after hym. to medle me in that werke. But yet for as moche as I am bounde to contemplare my sayd ladyes good grace and also that his werke is in ryme / And as ferre as I...
Page 641 - Troyllus, they fonde hym that he foughte strongly & was enclosid on all parties but he slewe & wounded many. And as he was all allone amonge hem and had no man to socoure hym they slewe his horse and hurte hym in many places and araced of his heed his helme and his coyffe of yron. And he deffended hym the beste wyse he cowde. Than cam on Achilles whan he sawe Troyllus alle naked, and ran upon hym in a rage and smote of his heed and caste hit...
Page 641 - And he defended hym the beste wyse he cowde. Than cam on Achilles whan he sawe Troyllus alle naked, and ran upon hym in a rage and smote of his heed and caste hit under the feet of the horse and toke the body and bonde hit to the taylle of his horse and so drewe hit after hym thurgh oute the ooste. This has the effect of blackening Achilles' character, and so does his arrogant behaviour when he meets Hector in 4.5.
Page 703 - And for as moche as in the wrytyng of the same my penne is worn / myn hande wery and not stedfast myn eyen dimmed with ouermoche lokyng on the whit paper / and my corage not so prone and redy to laboure as hit hath ben / and that age crepeth on me dayly and febleth all the bodye...
Page 703 - I myght this sayd book, therfore I haue practysed and lerned at my grete charge and dispense to ordeyne this said book in prynte after the maner and forme as ye may here see, and is not wreton with penne and ynke as other bokes ben, to thende that...
Page 668 - ... shewyd hit to them that were with oute / And anone with oute delaye / they that were in a wayte entryd in to the cyte by the gate that was broken for to brynge in the hors of brasse. And the thousand knyghtes yssued out / and where...
Page 668 - And the other noble women abood styH in the palays in wepynges and in teeris. Whan hyt cam on the morn the grekes by the conduyte of Eneas and of Anthenor that were open traytours vnto theyr Cyte and also to theyr kynge and lord, cam and...
Page 803 - THE TRANSLATION In his edition of Caxton's first English translation, the Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye, Sommer notes that the peculiarities of Caxton's language are of three kinds: '(1) Mistakes and blunders of the most trivial sort in the translation. (2) Words adopted from the French, either in their original forms or corrupted, such as one would look for in vain in any other English text. (3) The use of two words, either absolutely or nearly synonymous, in expressing the same thing.'18 We...
Page 504 - ... werke is in ryme / And as ferre as I knowe hit is not had in prose in our tonge / And also paraventure / he translated after some other Auctor than this is / And yet for as moche as dyuerce men ben of dyuerce desyres Some to rede in Ryme and metre . and some in prose And also be cause that I haue now good leyzer beyng in Coleyn And haue none other thynge to doo at this tyme...
Page 669 - Anthenor that guyded 180 hym He slewe there the kynge pryant tofore the hyghe awter / whiche was all bebledd of his blood. The quene hecuba and polixene fledde and wyste neuer whyder to goo / and happend that she mette with Eneas. And than sayd hecuba to hym in a grete fureur...

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