The Origin and History of the English Language and of the Early Literature it Embodies

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Sampson Low, 1862 - English language - 574 pages

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Page 81 - The world was all before them, where to choose Their place of rest, and providence their guide: They hand in hand with wandering steps and slow, Through eden took their solitary way.
Page 559 - Dangerous it were for the feeble brain of man to wade far into the doings of the Most High; whom although to know be life, and joy to make mention of his name; yet our soundest knowledge is to know that, we know him not as indeed he is, neither can know him: and our safest eloquence concerning him is our silence, when we confess without confession that his glory is inexplicable, his greatness above our capacity and reach. He is above, and we upon earth; therefore it behoveth our words to be wary...
Page 69 - Karlus meos sendra de suo part non los tanit, si io returnar non Tint pois: ne io ne neuls, cui eo returnar int pois, in nulla aiudha contra Lodhuuig nun li iv er.
Page 69 - Pro Deo amur et pro Christian poblo et nostro commun salvament, d'ist di in avant, in quant Deus savir et podir me dunat, si salvarai eo cist meon fradre Karlo et in...
Page 421 - in feith, it shal be don.'— And as he spak that word, al sodeinly This cok brak from his mouth deliverly, And heighe up-on a tree he fleigh anon. And whan the fox saugh that he was y-gon, 'Alias!' quod he, 'O Chauntecleer, alias! I have to yow...
Page 423 - Or call up him that left half told The story of Cambuscan bold, Of Camball, and of Algarsife, And who had Canace" to wife That owned the virtuous ring and glass • And of the wondrous horse of brass On which the Tartar King did ride...
Page 559 - That which doth assign unto each thing the kind, that which doth moderate the force and power, that which doth appoint the form and measure, of working, the same we term a Law.
Page 253 - WYNTER wakeneth al my care, Nou this leves waxeth bare, Ofte y sike ant mourne sare, When hit cometh in my thoht Of this worldes joie, hou hit goth al to noht.
Page 561 - Not that any thing is made to be beneficial unto him, but all things for him to shew beneficence and grace in them. The particular drift of every act proceeding externally from God we are not able to discern, and therefore cannot always give the proper and certain reason of his works. Howbeit undoubtedly a proper and certain reason there is of every finite work of God, inasmuch as there is a law imposed upon it...
Page 430 - He bad me come into his barge. And Whan I was with him at large, Amonges other thinges said, He hath this charge upon me laid And bad me do my besinesse, That to his highe worthynesse Some newe thing I shuldS boke, That he himself it mighte loke After the forme of my writing.

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