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. 1860 Excerpt: ...Ormulum, just explained: Ormulcm, 1250--1300. I hafe set here o1 thiss boc amang Godspelles wordes Alle thruh meselfen manigword the rime ...Read MoreThis 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. 1860 Excerpt: ...Ormulum, just explained: Ormulcm, 1250--1300. I hafe set here o1 thiss boc amang Godspelles wordes Alle thruh meselfen manigword the rime swa to tillen; Ace4 thu shal flnden3 that minn word eggwhaer5 thoer16 it is ekedd Magg7 helpen3 tha" thatt reden3 it to sen3 and understanden;3 All thess9 to bettre hu thegm10 buthn the Godspell understanden;3 And for13 the trowwe13 ice thatt te birrth" wel tholenn14 mine wordes Eggwhaer5 thaer15 thu shalt flnden3 him amang Godspelles3 wordes. l=on=in. 2=Gospers, full genitive in es. 3=to fill, to complete; inf. In - prevailing throughout this and the next period. 4=but, A.S. 6=everywhere. 6=added, cf, A.S, eac. 7=may. A.S., moag. 8=those, A.S. 9=all the better how. 10=thein; a mixture of A.S. heom and Engl. them. U it becomes. 12=for that= therefore. 13=1 trow. 14=tohear. 15--where, A.S. The style is so very modern that it is hoped these few notes may be sufficient to render the whole perfectly intelligible. The metre is what has been called long Iambic, consisting of not less than fourteen nor more than fifteen syllables, with a break or cassura at the end of the eighth. Next to the Ormulum, the most important work of this age is the Rhyming Chronicle of Robert of Gloucester, to whom is also attributed a voluminous collection of the lives of the principal saints in the calendar. The language is more modern than that of the Ormulum, composed probably about the year 1300 or a little later. Here is an extract from the life of St. Patrick, containing an allusion to a famous national tradition: --Seyn Pateryk com thoru Godes grace to preche in Irelonde, To teche men ther1 ryt believe Jesu Cryste to understonde:3 So ful of wormes3 that londe he founde that no man ni niyghte gon,2 In some stede4 for worms3 that he...Read Less
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