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English prior to about 1100

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The guests drank to their health or to their memory, in alphabetical order, a good old English way of doing the thing.
Archer and her son and daughter, like every one else in New York, knew who these privileged beings were: the Dagonets of Washington Square, who came of an old English county family allied with the Pitts and Foxes; the Lannings, who had intermarried with the descendants of Count de Grasse, and the van der Luydens, direct descendants of the first Dutch governor of Manhattan, and related by pre-revolutionary marriages to several members of the French and British aristocracy.
It appeared to me that it would take time, to become uncommon under these circumstances: nevertheless, I resolved to try it, and that very evening Biddy entered on our special agreement, by imparting some information from her little catalogue of Prices, under the head of moist sugar, and lending me, to copy at home, a large old English D which she had imitated from the heading of some newspaper, and which I supposed, until she told me what it was, to be a design for a buckle.
As they leaned over, both little faces were mirrored on the placid pool; the fierce and terrible features of the ape beside those of the aristocratic scion of an old English house.
Though this practice, as we have seen, was customary in Old English poetry and in the popular ballads, it was supposed by Coleridge and his contemporaries to be a new discovery, and it proved highly suggestive to other romantic poets.
Morally, as well as materially, there was a coarser fibre in those wives and maidens of old English birth and breeding than in their fair descendants, separated from them by a series of six or seven generations; for, throughout that chain of ancestry, every successive mother had transmitted to her child a fainter bloom, a more delicate and briefer beauty, and a slighter physical frame, if not character of less force and solidity than her own.
RUFF AND READY A woman grooms an Old English sheepdog, a dog arrives in a rain jacket and, below, competitors with their Saint Bernards
A series of simple and fairly reasonable interpretations pertaining to the function of compound words in Old English literature form the foundation of this book.
This contrivance creates the feel of authenticity by using a spelling system that approximates the look of Old English (e.
Critique: An impressive work of seminal scholarship throughout, "Writing in a Speaking World: The Pragmatics of Literacy in Anglo-Saxon Inscriptions and Old English Poetry" by academician and medieval literature expert Peter Orton is very highly recommended for academic library Medieval/Renaissance Literature reference collections and supplemental studies reading lists.
This edited collection of fourteen essays ambitiously seeks not only to apply the study of the history of emotions to Old English and Anglo-Latin literature, but also to set the terms of reference for its future study.
The first Dulux advert starring an Old English Sheepdog was aired in the 1960s to promote itself as a "family brand".
Allied Old English said that the brand is a synergistic fit within the specialty food company owned by the Fred Ross family.
The data have been retrieved from the lexical database of Old English Nerthus (www.
Chihuahua registrations grew by 215 per cent from 2009 to 2013 while Old English Sheepdog registrations fell by 27 per cent.
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