Geschichte der englischen sprache und literatur

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J. U. Kern, 1853 - 228 pages

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Page 84 - And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: 6 But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.
Page 189 - PERSONE of a toun: But riche he was of holy thought and werk. He was also a lerned man, a clerk, . That Cristes gospel trewely wolde preche. His parishens devoutly wolde he teche. Benigne he was, and wonder diligent, And in adversite ful patient: And swiche he was ypreved often sithes.
Page 190 - Of fish and flesh, and that so plenteous, It snewed in his hous of mete and drinke, Of alle deintees that men coud of thinke, After the sondry sesons of the yere, So changed he his mete and his soupere.
Page 179 - Lithe and lysten, gentylmen, That be of fre-bore blode : I shall you tell of a good Yeman, His name was Robyn hode. Robyn was a proude out-lawe, Whiles he walked on grounde ; So curteyse an out-lawe as he was one, Was never none yfounde.
Page 188 - Ful wel she sange the service devine, Entuned in hire nose ful swetely; And Frenche she spake ful fayre and fetisly, After the scole of Stratford atte bowe, For Frenche of Paris was to hire unknowe.
Page 190 - But al be that he was a philosophre, Yet hadde he but litel gold in cofre...
Page 189 - Therto he strong was as a champioun, And knew wel the tavernes in every toun, And every hosteler and gay tapstere, Better than a lazar or a beggere, For unto swiche a worthy man as he Accordeth nought, as by his faculte, To haven with sike lazars acquaintance. It is not honest, it may not avance, As for to delen with no swiche pouraille, But all with riche, and sellers of vitaille.
Page 188 - Short was his goune, with sleves long and wide. Wel coude he sitte on hors, and fayre ride. He coude songes make, and wel endite, Juste and eke dance, and wel pourtraie and write. So hote he loved, that by nightertale He slep no more than doth the nightingale.
Page 114 - GUIDE TO THE ANGLO-SAXON TONGUE : on the Basis of Professor Rask's Grammar ; to which are added, Reading Lessons, in Verse and Prose, with Notes, for the use of Learners. By EJ Vernon, BA, Oxon. 12mo, cloth, 5s.
Page 139 - Sketches of the History of Literature and Learning in England from the Norman Conquest to the Present Time...

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