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Social England; A Record of the Progress of the People in Religion, Laws, Learning, Arts, Industry, Commerce, Science, Literature and Manners, from Th (Paperback) Loot Price: R395
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Social England; A Record of the Progress of the People in Religion, Laws, Learning, Arts, Industry, Commerce, Science,...

Social England; A Record of the Progress of the People in Religion, Laws, Learning, Arts, Industry, Commerce, Science, Literature and Manners, from Th (Paperback)

United States Dept of Homeland, Henry Duff Traill

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ... middle and end rime. This latter adornment, which had been sparely used even before the Conquest, caused the original long line to be thought of as a short rimed couplet of irregular form. The old verse in purer form is to be found in a group of Lives of the Saints written about the same time, of which the two best examples are " St. Margaret" and "St. Juliana." Like these, written in the south, but very different and much more important, was a sermon in verse called "A Moral Ode," which may date back in its earliest form. 1'.-SS.GE FROM THE MORAL ODE. (Trinity College, L'(li1llII'i(lgt'.) to the first half of the twelfth century. The poem is almost passionate in its depth of feeling. and is noble in tone, but the point of View is that of the Latin Church, not that of the old (le-1'1rianic heroes. The simple, clear language shows Norman influence, and the verse is the iambic septenar (katalectic tctrameter) learnt from the Latin hymnology, and traceable to the measure of Terence and Aristophanes.' This metre, without 1 A comparison of the following lines----respectively from Terence's "Andria." a famous mediaeval drinking song, and the first line of the Moral Ode--will show the same 1-l: _z/I/nu in each: --' "Per omnes tibi adjuro deos nunquam cam me deserturum." A/zrlriu, IV. 2, ii. 1216 the coupled rimes of the "Moral Ode," is found again in a Lincolnshire version of the Church homilies by an Austin friar named Orrm, who called his work the " Orrmulum " (c. 1205). The book is quite without literary value, but the careful distinction made in the autograph MS. between long and short vowels (by doubling the consonant after a short...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2014
First published: May 2014
Authors: United States Dept of Homeland • Henry Duff Traill
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 114
ISBN-13: 978-1-234-11435-0
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-234-11435-6
Barcode: 9781234114350

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