Development Of English Literature And Language Volume 1

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byAlfred Hix Welsh

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...and lusty for to sene And soft as veluet was the yonge grene: Where fro my hors 1 did aliirht as fast, And on a bowe aloft his reyne cast. So faynte and mate of werynesse I was, fatigued That I me layde adowne upon the gras, Upon a bryncke, shortly for to tell, Besyde the ryuer of; cristall welle; And the water, as I reherse can, Like qnicke siluer in his streams ran Of whych the grauell and the bryght stone As any golde agayne the sonne shone.' Or a golden couplet, suggestive of the coloring and melody of later times: 'Serpentes and adders, scaled syluer-bright, Were ouer Rome sene flyeng all the nyght.' There is an accent of originality in The Dance of Death, whose mocking and grotesque figures dance on their tomb to the sound of a fiddle played by a grinning skeleton; or a free vein of humor in The Lack-penny, which opens the street scenery of London: Then unto London I dyd me hye, Of all the land it beareth the pryse. " Hot pescodes," one began to crye, "Strabery rype, and cherryes in the ryse"; One bad me come nere and by some spyce, Peper and safforne gan me bede, began to offer me But for luck of mony I myght not spede. Then to the Chepe T began me drawne, Where mutch people I saw for to stand; One ofred me velvet, sylke, and lawne, An other he taketh me by the hande, "Here is Parys thread, the fynest in the land"; I never was used to such thyngs indede. And wanting mony, I might not spede. Then went I forth by London stone, Throughout all Canwyke streete; Drapers mutch cloth me offred anone; Then comes me one, cryed "Hot shepes feete " One cryde "makerell," "ryshes," "grene,' an other nishes gan greete; cry POETRT--BALLAD-SINGERS--NUT BROWN MAID. 247-'. On bad me by a hood to cover my head, Bnt for want of mony I myght not be sped. Then I...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...and lusty for to sene And soft as veluet was the yonge grene: Where fro my hors 1 did aliirht as fast, And on a bowe al...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:212 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.45 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217705111

ISBN - 13:9780217705110

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