Principles of English Etymology

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Clarendon Press, 1887 - English language - 547 pages
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Page 9 - Vol. II. The Sacred Laws of the Aryas, as taught in the Schools of Apastamba, Gautama, Vasishrta, and Baudhayana. Translated by Prof. Georg Biihler. Part I. Apastamba and Gautama, los. 6d. Vol. III. The Sacred Books of China. The Texts of Confucianism.
Page 497 - ... of Trent, though no man can deny but that theirs is the purer English Saxon at this day, yet it is not so Courtly nor so...
Page 497 - I say not this but that in euery shyre of England there be gentlemen and others that speake, but specially write, as good Southerne as we of Middlesex or Surrey do, but not the common people of euery shire, to whom the gentlemen, and also their learned clarkes, do for the most part condescend ; but herein we are already ruled by th...
Page 98 - Forster, Colebrooke, and other members of that illustrious Society, that the language and literature of the Brahmans became first accessible to European scholars ; and it would be difficult to say which of...
Page 20 - Of foreign tyrants and of nymphs at home; Here thou, great ANNA ! whom three realms obey, Dost sometimes counsel take — and sometimes tea.
Page 388 - Anything in the nature of addition or amplification is comparatively rare, and invariably slight. Such insertions are mostly ' euphonic ' in the strict sense, ie they mostly represent some slight change in the sound which requires an insertion in order to compensate for a loss. This will be 1 The AS form is invariably teld or gtteld, a tent, with a verbttldian, to cover.
Page 29 - This predilection for French was common before the first pestilence of 1349, but was afterwards somewhat changed. For John Cornwall, a master of grammar, changed the mode of teaching in his grammar-school, and substituted English for French construing ; and Richard Pencrich learnt that kind of teaching from him, and other men from Pencrich ; so that now, in the year of our Lord 1385, in all the grammar-schools of England, the children leave French and construe and learn in English, whereby they...
Page 497 - Our maker therfore at these dayes shall not follow Piers plowman nor Gower nor Lydgate nor yet Chaucer, for their language is now out of vse with vs: neither shall he take the termes of Northernmen, such as they vse in dayly talke, whether they be noble men or gentlemen, or of their best clarkes all is a matter: nor in effect any speach vsed beyond the riuer of Trent...
Page 539 - Specimens of English Literature, from the ' Ploughman's Crede' to the 'Shepheardes Calender' (AD 1394 to AD 1579). With Introduction, Notes, and Glossarial Index. By WW SKEAT, Litt.D.
Page 324 - ... reason, the Latine word being situs, without any c . Scent for sent, signifying a smell or savour, which writing is also but lately introduced, and hath no more ground than the former, the Latin word from which it comes being sentio.

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