Anecdotes of the English Language: Chiefly Regarding the Local Dialect of London and Its Environs

Nichols, 1844 - 410 páginas


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Página 124 - Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in his bed, walks up and down with me, Puts on his pretty looks, repeats his words, Remembers me of all his gracious parts, Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form; Then, have I reason to be fond of grief ? Fare you well: had you such a loss as I, I could give better comfort than you do.
Página 81 - My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first among mine own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews; which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify, that after the most straitest sect of our religion, I lived a Pharisee.
Página 134 - Hath op'd his ponderous and marble jaws To cast thee up again. What may this mean, That thou, dead corse, again in complete steel Revisits thus the glimpses of the moon...
Página i - ANECDOTES OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, chiefly regarding the Local Dialect of London and its Environs...
Página 350 - Slave, I have set my life upon a cast, And I will stand the hazard of the die: I think, there be six Richmonds in the field ; Five have I slain to-day, instead of him: — A horse ! a horse ! my kingdom for a horse ! [Exeunt.
Página 134 - What may this mean, That thou, dead corse, again in complete steel Revisit'st thus the glimpses of the moon, Making night hideous, and we fools of nature So horridly to shake our disposition With thoughts beyond the reaches of our souls?
Página 187 - Thames' broad, aged back do ride, Where now the studious lawyers have their bowers, There whilom wont the Templar Knights to bide Till they decayed through pride.
Página 16 - ... in my opinion it is one special praise \ of many, which are due to this poet, that he hath laboured to restore, as to their rightful heritage, such good and natural English words. as have been long time out of use, and almost clean disherited.
Página 355 - This monastery was founded and built by Sebert, king of the East Saxons, upon the persuasion of Ethelbert, king of Kent, who having embraced Christianity, and being baptized by Melitus, Bishop of London, immediately (to show himself a Christian indeed) built a church to the honour of God and St. Peter, on the west side of the city of London...
Página xvi - Whether the Fashionable World will take the hints here given by our deceased Antiquary, to correct their expressions, and to guard against the perversion of grammar, we cannot pretend to- say : but of this we are confident, that, if they read his Essay, they will be amused by the playfulness of his verbal criticisms, and by the various anecdotes with which he has enlivened his pages.

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