An Anglo-Saxon Reader

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H. Holt, 1891 - 385 pages
 

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Page 229 - The arsis (or rhythmical stress) requires a long syllable, or the equivalent of a long syllable ; this equivalent is called a resolved stress, and consists of two syllables of which the first is short and the second is light enough to combine with the first to produce with it the metrical equivalent of a long syllable.
Page 204 - In Alfred there is no sign of literary pedantry, ostentation, or jealousy ; nothing is done for his own glory ; he writes, just as he fights and legislates, with a single eye to the good of his people. He shows no signs of original genius ; he is simply an editor and translator, working honestly for the improvement of the subjects whom he loved. This is really a purer fame, and one more in harmony with the other features of...
Page 189 - EST locus in primo felix oriente remotus, qua patet aeterni maxima porta poli, nee tarnen aestivos hiemisve propinquus ad ortus, sed qua Sol verno fundit ab axe diem, illic planities tractus diffundit apertos...
Page 81 - In principio erat Verbum et Verbum erat apud Deum ; et Deus erat Verbum : hoc erat in principio apud Deum.
Page 199 - Lothian, where he spent the remainder of his life. He was a man of learning and of elegant taste and manners.
Page 203 - Alfred's campaigns and sea-fights the style assumes a different aspect : without losing the force and simplicity of the earlier pieces, it becomes refined and polished to a high degree, and yet shows no traces of foreign influence. Accordingly, in the Orosius...
Page 218 - Homily MS. It was first published by CW Goodwin, The Anglo-Saxon Legends of St. Andrew and St. Veronica, Cambridge, 1851, and afterwards by Morris', The Blickling Homilies, Part II., London, 1876. There is also an Anglo-Saxon poetic version of this legend (Grein, Vol.
Page 190 - Vertice, quae totum despicit una nemus, Et conversa novos Phoebi nascentis ad ortus Expectat radios et iubar exoriens.
Page 214 - ... hard. But on the death of his father (the date of which is not known) his religious aspirations took a decided form ; he kept but a small part of the patrimony that came to him, employing the rest in charitable uses, and especially in founding monasteries, of which he endowed six in Sicily, and one, dedicated to St. Andrew, on the site of his own house near the Church of St John and St. Paul on the Caelian, "ad clivum Scauri" which he himself entered as a monk, and of which he was eventually...

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