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A. F. and M. E. A. F. form A. F. origin A. F. words allied Anglo-French Anglo-Saxon aphesis Arab Aryan became M. E. become borrowed Celtic Central French century Chaucer close common consonant consonantal Cotgrave denoted derived dialect Dictionary dimin diphthong disappears early epenthetic etymology examples excrescent final Folk-Latin French words Gaston Paris give Godefroy Goth Greek Grimm's Law Hence heraldry initial inserted Ital Italian labialisation language large number later Latin words lost Low Lat M. E. and A. F. Medially Middle English modern English monophthong number of words obsolete occurs palatalised perf phonetic preceding prefix pronounced pronunciation remains remarkable rime Romance languages Schwan sense short sometimes Span Spanish spelling spelt stem suffix symbol syncopated trilled unaccented usually verb voiceless vowel Vulgate whence M. E. whilst words of A. F. written
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? What worlds in th' yet unformed Occident May come refined with th
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 121 - The war, that for a space did fail, Now trebly thundering swelled the gale, And ' Stanley ! ' was the cry. A light on Marmion's visage spread, And fired his glazing eye ; With dying hand above his head He shook the fragment of his blade, And shouted ' Victory ! — Charge, Chester, charge! On, Stanley, on!
Page 299 - Henry Earle of Surrey were the two chieftaines, who hauing trauailed into Italie, and there tasted the sweete and stately measures and stile of the Italian 'Poesie as nouices newly crept out of the schooles of Dante 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 iustly be sayd the first reformers of our English meetre and stile.
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.
Page 44 - Cez sunt les leis e les custumes que li Kris Will, grantad al pople de Engletorre apres le cunquest de la terre; iceles meimes que li Reis Edward sun cusin tint devant luL Ceo est a saver: Pais a Seinte Iglise.
Page 162 - Caesar's heart that rose above the waves. More I could sing, but fear my numbers stays; No loyal subject dares that courage praise. In stately frigates most delight you find, Where well-drawn battles fire your martial mind. What to your...
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.