Origins of the English People and the English Language

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D. Appleton, 1888 - English language - 658 pages

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Page 616 - Eia Mater, fons amoris, me sentire vim doloris fac, ut tecum lugeam. Fac ut ardeat cor meum in amando Christum Deum ut sibi complaceam.
Page 420 - But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet...
Page 90 - Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.
Page 430 - And Frenssh she spak ful faire and fetisly. After the scole of Stratford atte Bowe. For Frenssh of Parys was to hire unknowe.
Page 387 - My lord the king, these men have done evil in all that they have done to Jeremiah the prophet, whom they have cast into the dungeon ; and he is like to die for hunger in the place where he is : for there is no more bread in the city.
Page 366 - From the authors which rose in the time of Elizabeth, a/ speech might be formed adequate to all the purposes of use and elegance. If the language of theology were extracted from Hooker and the translation of the Bible ; the terms of natural knowledge from Bacon; the phrases of policy, war, and navigation from Raleigh; the dialect of poetry and fiction from Spenser and Sidney; and the diction of common life from Shakespeare, few ideas would be lost to mankind, for want of English words, in which they...
Page 419 - And when he came to himself, he said, how many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger...
Page 658 - ... ways, have multiplied the conveniences of life and ministered to the happiness of our race ; to describe the rise and progress of that long series of mechanical inventions and discoveries which is now the admiration of the world, and our just pride and boast ; to tell how, under the benign influence of liberty and peace, there sprang up, in the course of a single century, a prosperity unparalleled in the annals of human affairs. "The pledge given by Mr. McMaster, that 'the history of the people...
Page 369 - Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison...
Page 633 - Parquoy c'est pareille folie de pleurer de ce que d'icy cent ans nous ne vivrons pas , que de pleurer de ce que nous ne vivions pas il ya cent ans.

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