A Book of Middle English
J. A. Burrow
This crucial center English textbook, now in its 3rd variation, introduces scholars to the big variety of literature written in England among 1150 and 1400.
- New, completely revised variation of this crucial center English textbook.
- Introduces the language of the time, giving advice on pronunciation, spelling, grammar, metre, vocabulary and local dialects.
- Now contains extracts from ‘Pearl’ and Chaucer’s ‘Troilus and Criseyde’.
- Bibliographic references were up-to-date throughout.
- Each textual content is observed by way of specific notes.
Yeager, john Gower’s Poetic: the hunt for a brand new Arion (Cambridge, 1990) A web page from Confessio Amantis (MS Fairfax three, folio 21v). Reproduced through permission of the Bodleian Library. Magniloque propriam minuit iactancia lingue Famam, quam stabilem firmat honore cilens. Ipse sui laudem meriti non percipit, unde Se sua in line with verba iactat in orbe palam. Estque viri culpa iactancia, que rubefactas In muliere reas causat habere genas. Confessor The vice cleped Avantance Wiþ delight haþ take his.
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Lay; set 8/168, positioned 8/174, impose 1/36, bet 7b/ 290, 18a/155, pawn, pledge 7b/292; ~ on assault 3/34, sixty eight, 18a/375, strike (with hammer) 15/245, ~ þeron practice to it 5/30, ~ to wedde loan 7a/73 [OE lecgan] lee v. inform lies 14j/56 [OE lēogan] leyser n. relaxation 17/227, time to spare sixteen/ 464, 487 [OF leisir] leist pr. three sg. lasts 2/333 [OE ] lele, leele adj. sincere, reliable 7b/140, 261, 295, serviceable 7a/103 [AN leel] lel(l)y, leely(che) adv. faithfully 7b/140, 9/449, 10/305,.
In ~ to threaten 2/83; þreatið, þreteþ pr. three sg. threatens 4/63, refl. in him ~ chides 14h/7 [OE þrēatian] þrid(de) adj. 3rd [OE þridda] þrye(s) adv. thrice 12/141, 16/61, 18a/411, 18b/90 [from OE þrīwa] þrin adv. in them 4/45, forty six [OE ] þriste adj. daring 2/171 [OE þrīste] thryvandly adv. fantastically 11/47 [from subsequent] þryved pa. prospered 8/521 [ON þrífask] throgh n. coffin 11/47 [OE þrūh] þroe, þrowe n. time, flip 2/260, whereas 14l/1 [OE þrāg] thropes n. pl. villages 16/350 [OE.
possibly the following ‘aptly’, although the adverb is usually used quite imprecisely. The expression ‘hang up your axe’, the following used actually, had the proverbial feel, additionally acceptable the following, of ‘rest after your work’. See Whiting A251, and examine The Owl and the Nightingale 658, ‘Hong up þin ax!’, the place it skill ‘Give up!’. 480 ‘And through the actual proof of it (the awl) they may describe the fantastic event.’ The awl striking above the desk used to be facts of the tale. (To telle is, like loke, based.