On Early English Pronunciation, with Especial Reference to Shakspere and Chaucer: Illustrations of the pronunciation of English in the XVIIth, XVIIIth, and XIXth centuries. Lediard, Bonaparte, Schmeler, Winkler. Received American and Irish pronunciation of English. Phonological introduction to dialects
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Page 696 - And every statut coude he pleyn by rote. He rood but hoomly in a medlee cote Girt with a ceint of silk, with barres smale; Of his array telle I no lenger tale. 330 A FRANKELEYN was in his companye; Whyt was his berd, as is the dayesye.
Page 680 - And bathed every veyne in swich licour. Of which vertu engendred is the flour; Whan Zephirus eek with his swete breeth Inspired hath in every holt and heeth The tendre croppes...
Page 922 - Marry, then, sweet wag, when thou art king, let not us, that are squires of the night's body, be called thieves of the day's beauty : let us be — Diana's foresters, gentlemen of the shade, minions of the moon : And let men say, we be men of good government; being governed as the sea is, by our noble and chaste mistress the moon, under whose countenance we — steal.
Page 680 - In Southwerk at the Tabard as I lay 20 Redy to wenden on my pilgrymage To Caunterbury with ful devout corage, At nyght were come into that hostelrye Wel nyne and twenty in a compaignye, Of sondry folk, by aventure y-falle 25 In felaweshipe, and pilgrimes were they alle, That toward Caunterbury wolden ryde.
Page 704 - For she coude of that art the olde daunce. A good man was ther of religioun, And was a...
Page 946 - O thou weed, Who art so lovely fair and smell'st so sweet That the sense aches at thee, would thou hadst ne'er been born ! Des. Alas, what ignorant sin have I committed ? Oth. Was this fair paper, this most goodly book, Made to write
Page 694 - That rounded as a belle out of the presse. Somwhat he lipsed, for his wantownesse, To make his English swete up-on his tonge; And in his harping, whan that he had songe, His eyen twinkled in his heed aright, As doon the sterres in the frosty night.
Page 708 - The MILLER was a stout carl for the nones: Ful big he was of braun and eek of bones; That proved wel, for over-al ther he cam, At wrastling he wolde have alwey the ram.