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Page 29 - If elegancy still proceedeth and English pens maintain that stream we have of late observed to flow from many, we shall, within a few years, be fain to learn Latin to understand English, and a work will prove of equal facility in either.
Page 15 - Dictionarium Scoto-Celticum : a Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, compiled and published under the direction of The Highland Society of Scotland. In two volumes. Edinburgh and London. 1828.
Page 29 - denere for 6s. and 4d. The fine courtier will talk nothing but Chaucer. The mystical wise men and poetical clerks will speak nothing but quaint proverbs and blind allegories; delighting much in their
Page 29 - gentlemen, at their return home, like as they love to go in foreign apparel, so they will ponder their talk with oversea language. He that cometh lately out of France will talk French English, and never blush at the matter. Another chops in with English Italianated and applieth the Italian phrase to our English speaking, the which is, as if an oration that professed to utter his mind in plain
Page 29 - colours of strange antiquity. The lawyer will store his stomach with the prating of pedlars. The auditor in making his account and reckoning, cometh in with sise
Page 118 - and lets grow her wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were all-
Page 94 - a servant of the Warden of the Fleet, whose duty it is to attend the king's courts with a red staff, for the purpose of taking into custody such persons as were committed,
Page 29 - Chaucer. The mystical wise men and poetical clerks will speak nothing but quaint proverbs and blind allegories; delighting much in their