An Anglo-Saxon Reader

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H. Holt, 1891 - 385 pages

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Page 81 - In principio erat Verbum et Verbum erat apud Deum ; et Deus erat Verbum : hoc erat in principio apud Deum.
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 223 - The battle took place near the town of Maldon, on the banks of the tidal river Panta, now called the Blackwater. The town lies on a hill ; immediately at its base flows one branch of the river, while another, still crossed by a mediaeval bridge, flows at a little distance to the north. The Danish ships 'seem to have lain in the branch nearest to the town, and their crews must have occupied the space between the two streams, while Brihtnoth came to the rescue from the north. He seems to have halted...
Page 189 - Sol verno fundit ab axe diem. 5 illic planities tractus diffundit apertos, nec tumulus crescit nec cava vallis hiat; sed nostros montes, quorum iuga celsa putantur, per bis sex ulnas eminet ille locus, hic Solis nemus est et consitus arbore multa 10 lucus, perpetuae frondis honore virens.
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 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...
Page 220 - Then the chief priests, Annas and Caiaphas, arose, and Joseph, and Nicodemus, and Gamaliel, and others with them, and went to Arimathea, and found those whom Joseph said.
Page 193 - Non tamen est tarda ut volucres, quae corpore magno Incessus pigros per grave pondus habent, Sed levis ac velox, regali plena decore : 150 Talis in aspectu se tenet usque hominum.
Page 193 - Mors illi Venus est, sola est in morte voluptas: / ut possit nasci, appetit ante mori. / Ipsa sibi proles, suus est pater et suus heres, / nutrix ipsa sui, semper alumna sibi. / Ipsa quidem, sed non (eadem esf>, eademque nec ipsa est, / aeternam vitam mortis adepta bono.
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. II., p. 9 f . ; Grein-Wulker, Vol.

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