The Gospel According to Saint Matthew: And Part of the First Chapter of the Gospel According to Saint Mark

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W. Pickering, 1843 - 124 pages
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Page 17 - 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 1 - John Baptist did among the Jews by vocal. For the Grecians, being desirous of learning, were not wont to suffer books of worth to lie moulding in kings, libraries, but had many of their servants, ready scribes, to copy them out, and so they were dispersed and made common. Again the Greek tongue was well known and...
Page 109 - Incepto, et prosequere patre amore diuturno, ac exhibe mihi tata signa benevolentiffi, quae semper hactenus in te sensi ; et ne desinas amare et legere sacras literas, sed semper in eis legendis pseuera. In primo enim, indicas officium bon§ coniugis et subiecte ; in secundo, ostendis laudem amiciti§ tu§ ; et, in tertio, tua pietate erga deu. Quare...
Page 8 - Cheke's own handwriting, is evident to all who compare it for one moment with his proper signature, and other specimens of hand* " He brought in fair and graceful writing by the pen, as he wrote an excellent, accurate hand himself. And all the best scholars in those times practised to write well. So did Smith and Cecil, and especially Ascham ; who, for his exquisite hand was the person appointed to teach the Lady Elizabeth to write.
Page 8 - Cheke1s own handwriting, is evident to all who compare it for one moment with his proper signature, and other specimens of hand* " He brought in fair and graceful writing by the pen, as he wrote an excellent, accurate hand himself. And all the best scholars in those times practised to write well. So did Smith and Cecil, and especially Ascham ; who, for his exquisite hand was the person appointed to teach the Lady Elizabeth to write.
Page 9 - Latin for the use of Peter Martyr. It is probable that, about this time, the idea may have been suggested to his mind, of applying his sound knowledge of Greek to the retranslating the books of the New Testament from the original text ; and that the reason why he left his well intentioned work in so incomplete a state, was the multiplicity of various other business and state matters, in which he was beginning to be involved. * The other remains of Cheke preserved in the MSS. Library of Corp. Chr....
Page 28 - And Jesus Christs birth was after this sort. After his mother Mari was ensured to Joseph, before thei weer cupled together, she was preived to be with child; and it was indeed by the Holi Ghoost.
Page 8 - The original manuscript is written in a fair, round, and bold hand, and is extremely clear and legible : for Cheke, it appears, was desirous of improving the existing style of English penmanship,* as well as of correcting the orthography and pronunciation of the English, together with those of the Greek and Latin languages. Indeed it may be said to be particularly distinct, and exhibits no little degree of skill in writing. It does not, however, bear any date upon it, nor has it the writer's signature...

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