5 edition of Essays and studies by members of the English Association. found in the catalog.
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|Pagination||xvi, 125 p. :|
|Number of Pages||92|
|2||Essays and studies -- 1927|
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Historische Nachrichten von dem Ursprung, Art und Beschaffenheit etc. etc. derer in Teutschland ehemals im Schwang gegangenen Fehden und Diffidationen
ENGLISH PLACE-NAMES The Ordnance Map of England contains many thousands of names—names of towns, villages, districts, rivers, mountains, and the like.
But we are not talking at length of Milton here. These figments are intended to explain the proper names Caint, which is Welsh for Kent, and Gwent, which is the name of the district round Caerwent in Monmouthshire. And yet these are mere everyday instances, the ordinaire, as it were, of his cellar.
Or is there any one, not included in these classes, who really wishes that we had not got Shakespeare's half-done work? In that case we may reasonably assume that our problem is solved. The Welsh word dwr, water, which makes a great figure in popular books treating of the etymology of place-names, is not exactly spurious, but it is a mere modern colloquial shortening of dwfr, the ancient British form of which was dubron.
The cluster of houses near the 'oxen-ford' has grown up into the city of Oxford ; and though no village arose at the 'swine-ford', the bridge by which the ford has been superseded is still called Swinford Bridge.
I shall avoid, as I have avoided, except by general reference, the most famous passages—for there is no need to have recourse to them, and the means by which their effects are achieved, though always different in individual, are never different in general character from those manifest in the smaller instances—if any can be called small.
It makes its appearance when it is wanted, and when the hour is come; at other times it abides apart, and possesses its strength in quietness and in confidence, not frittering it away. The question may best be answered by citing a few examples. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. would have called them of the great debating Third Scene of the First Act stick Essays and studies by members of the English Association.
one's memory. We may recur once more—in the useful, not the useless, fashion of comparison, the fashion which appraises qualities, but does not ticket values to the four names which, in Literature, have been most frequently associated with this Style.
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It is not true, as is popularly supposed, that the Romans euphonized the barbarous names by inserting vowels between the syllables; the phonetics of Latin and Old Celtic were so much alike that such a procedure was unnecessary.
A wellknown thirteenth-century map of England contains the remark that 'as the Jordan is formed by the union of two rivers called Jor and Dan'—a myth of early travellers in Palestine—'so the Tamyse is formed by the two rivers Tame and Yse.