History of the English Language

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H. Holt, 1924 - 515 strán (strany)
 

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Strana 94 - Ye are the salt of the earth ; but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot of men.
Strana 281 - Not marble, nor the gilded monuments Of princes, shall out-live this powerful rhyme ; But you shall shine more bright in these contents Than unswept stone, besmear'd with sluttish time. When wasteful war shall statues overturn, And broils root out the work of masonry, Nor Mars his sword nor war's quick fire shall burn The living record of your memory, 'Gainst death and...
Strana 323 - Swift or slow at will he glided, Veered to right or left at pleasure. Then he called aloud to Kwasind, To his friend, the strong man , Kwasind, Saying, "Help me clear this river Of its sunken logs and sand-bars.
Strana 439 - Who by resolves and vows engag'd does stand For days, that yet belong to fate, Does like an unthrift mortgage his estate, Before it falls into his hand ; The bondman of the cloister so, All that he does receive does always owe.
Strana 374 - As from his lair the wild beast where he wons In" forest wild, in thicket, brake, or den...
Strana 71 - If any man would blame me, either for taking such a matter in hand, or else for writing it in the English tongue, this answer I may make him, that when the best of the realm think it honest for them to use, I, one of the meanest sort, ought not to suppose it vile for me to write...
Strana 267 - ... and not the accusative mec; him, from him, and not from hine ; her, from hire, and not from hi or heo. The only exception to this rule is to be found in the neuter pronoun of the third person. In this the modern form it has been derived from the accusative, and not the dative. Yet how universal was the preference for the latter case is made clear by the fact that, when the plural of the demonstrative se was introduced into the pronoun of the third person, it was the dative fczm, ' them,' and...
Strana 159 - I ouersawe agayn to corecte it : And whan I sawe the fayr and straunge termes therin, I doubted that it sholde not please some gentylmen whiche late blamed me, sayeng that in my translacyons I had...
Strana 413 - Hark, hark ! the lark at heaven's gate sings, And Phcebus 'gins arise, His steeds to water at those springs On chaliced flowers that lies ; And winking Mary-buds begin To ope their golden eyes ; With every thing that pretty is, My lady sweet, arise : Arise, arise ! Clo.
Strana 159 - I doubted that it sholde not please some gentylmen whiche late blamed me, sayeng that in my translacyons I had ouer curyous termes whiche coude not be vnderstande of comyn peple, and desired me to vse olde and homely termes in my translacyons ; and fayn wolde I satysfye euery man, and so to doo toke an olde boke and redde therin, and certaynly the Englysshe was so rude and brood that I coude not wele vnderstande it. And also my lorde abbot of...

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