Principles of English Etymology: The foreign element

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Clarendon Press, 1891 - English language
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Page iii - And who, in time, knows whither we may vent The treasure of our tongue, to what strange shores This gain of our best glory shall be sent, T' enrich unknowing nations with our stores?
Page 121 - Old Kaspar took it from the boy Who stood expectant by: And then the old man shook his head, And with a natural sigh "'Tis some poor fellow's skull," said he, "Who fell in the great victory.
Page 298 - And yet ten Morte Arthures do not the tenth part so much harme as one of these bookes made in Italie and translated in England.
Page 299 - Poesie, as nouices newly crept out of the schooles of Dante, Arioste, and Petrarch, they greatly pollished our rude and homely...
Page 163 - That's an excellent word to begin withal ; as, for example, he or she said a thousand Sottises to me. Proceed. Phil. Figure : As, what a figure of a man is there ! Naive and naivete. Mel. Na'ive ! as how ? Phil. Speaking of a thing that was naturally said, it was so naive; or such an innocent piece of simplicity 'twas such a naivete.
Page 161 - Of pedants counted, and vain-glorious, To smatter French is meritorious ; And to forget their mother-tongue, Or purposely to speak it wrong, A hopeful sign of parts and wit, And that they' improve and benefit ; As those that have been taught amiss In liberal arts and sciences, Must all they 'ad learnt before in vain Forget quite, and begin again.
Page 162 - No other country could produce a tragic poet equal to Racine, a comic poet equal to Moliere, a trifler so agreeable as La Fontaine, a rhetorician so skilful as Bossuet.
Page 21 - And Frensh she spak ful faire and fetisly, After the scole of Stratford atte Bowe, For Frensh of Paris was to hir unknowe.
Page 299 - Arioste and Petrarch, they greatly pollished our rude and homely maner of vulgar Poesie, from that it had bene before, and for that cause may justly be sayd the first reformers of our English meetre and...
Page 45 - E si aucuns meist mfiii en celui ki la mere iglise requereit si ceo fust u evesque u abeie u iglise de religiun, rendist ceo qu'il aureit pris e cent souz le forfeit. E de mere iglise de parosse xx souz, e de chapele x sous. E ki enfreint pais le Rei, en Merchene-lahe, cent souz les amendes. Autresi de hemfare e de agwait purpense.

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