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16th century adjective afford amongst Anglo Saxon language Anglo Saxon verb Anglo Saxon word appear become Breeches Bible called cause Celtic century chapter character Chaucer comparative compounded connexion consider construction contraction denote derived dialect English language English word etymology examples expressed following passage formation formerly French word Genevan version genitive Gothic Greek hath Hlidan hurlyburly instance labours Latin language Latin word latter less Low German Low Iranian malt meaning mind modern namely nature Norman notice noun substantive obsolete occurs old Saxon original past participle past tense Pelasgians perhaps Pierce Ploughman present probably pronounced pronunciation radicle reader refer Relative Pronoun remark resemblance Romans root Saxon Substantive scarcely seems shew signified speak spelling spelt spoken strange suppose termination thee thing thou tongue Tooke's trace translation true Unnan unto usage verbal substantive Vision of Pierce whence written
Page 9 - Then the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked, and they sewed figge tree leaves together, and made themselves breeches.
Page 191 - PERSOUN of a toun ; But riche he was of holy thought and werk. He was also a lerned man, a clerk, That Cristes gospel trewely wolde preche ; His parisshens devoutly wolde he teche.
Page 93 - Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the GOD of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill : because there is no other GOD that can deliver after this sort.
Page 85 - Then Abigail made haste, and .took two hundred loaves, and two bottles of wine, and five sheep ready dressed, and five measures of parched corn, and an hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid them on asses. 19 And she said unto her servants, Go on before me ; behold I come after you.
Page 191 - In sikenesse and in mischief to visite The ferrest in his parish, moche and lite, Upon his fete, and in his hand a staf. This noble ensample to his shepe he yaf, That first he wrought, and afterward he taught.
Page 102 - And of manhod him lakkede right naught. Eek therto he was right a mery man, And after soper pleyen he bigan, And spak of mirthe amonges othere thinges, Whan that we hadde maad our rekeninges; 760 And seyde thus...
Page 38 - And quiked again, and after that anon That other fire was queinte, and all agon : And as it queinte, it made a whisteling, As don these brondes wet in hir brenning. And at the brondes ende outran anon As it were blody dropes many on : For which so sore agast was Emelie, That she was wel neigh mad, and gan to crie, For she ne wiste what it signified ; But only for the fere thus she cried, And wept, that it was pitee for to here.
Page 154 - ALMIGHTY God, who hast given thine only Son to be unto us both a sacrifice for sin, and also an ensample of godly life ; Give us grace that we may always most thankfully receive that his inestimable benefit, and also daily endeavour ourselves to follow the blessed steps of his most holy life ; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.