Beowulf: An Introduction to the Study of the Poem with a Discussion of the Stories of Offa and Finn

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The University Press, 1921 - 417 من الصفحات
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الصفحة 270 - WHEN Israel came out of Egypt, and the house of Jacob from among the strange people, 2 Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.
الصفحة 248 - What feign'd submission swore : ease would recant Vows made in pain as violent and void. For never can true reconcilement grow Where wounds of deadly hate have pierced so deep...
الصفحة 81 - pirva," the rev. Mr. Walter, fellow of Christ's-college, Cambridge, observes to Mr. Brand, that it bears a strong resemblance to what is called in Kent, an ivy girl, which is a figure composed of some of the best corn...
الصفحة 82 - ... part of the country. It is done in this way. An old- man, or some one else well acquainted with the ceremonies used on the occasion, (when the labourers are reaping the last field of wheat,) goes round to the shocks and sheaves, and picks out a little bundle of all the best ears he can find ; this bundle he ties up very neat and trim, and plats and arranges the straws very tastefully. This is called " the neck
الصفحة 383 - In the like manner when I used to explain to him our several systems of natural philosophy, he would laugh that a creature pretending to reason, should value itself upon the knowledge of other people's conjectures, and in things where that knowledge, if it were certain, could be of no use.
الصفحة 383 - I remember it was with extreme difficulty that I could bring my master to understand the meaning of the word opinion, or how a point could be djsjjutablej because reason taught us to affirm or deny only wh~ere we are certain ; and beyond our knowledge we cannot do either.
الصفحة 271 - ... although we think we govern our words, and prescribe it well loquendum ut vulgus sentiendum ut sapientes, yet certain it is that words, as a Tartar's bow, do shoot back upon the understanding of the wisest, and mightily entangle and pervert the judgment.
الصفحة 82 - ... also raising it on high. This is done three times. They then change their cry to " wee yen !" —
الصفحة 82 - After the wheat is all cut, on most farms in the north of Devon, the harvest people have a custom of " crying the neck." I believe that this practice is seldom omitted on any large farm in that part of the country. It is done in this way. An old man, or some one else well acquainted with the ceremonies used on the occasion, (when the labourers are reaping the last field of wheat,) goes round to the shocks and sheaves, and picks out a little bundle of all the best ears he can find ; this bundle...
الصفحة 358 - ... running in a diagonal direction from the ribs, so as to form a herring-bone pattern ; the ends were secured by strips of horn, radiating in like manner as the iron ribs, to which they were riveted at intervals of about an inch and a half; all the rivets had ornamented heads of silver on the outside, and on the front rib is a small cross of the same metal. Upon the top or crown of the helmet, is an elongated oval brass plate, upon which stands the figure of an animal, carved in iron, now much...

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