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Anglo-Saxon appearance belong bring chance Chaucer contraction daer distress dolt drunk Dutch ellipsis evidently evil explained expression fool French friar Gauw German grete grounded Grouw guit hach head Heer heet Heeten hell hence hiet holy houde Huif Ijse implying import intermutate Italian Jack Jack Ketch Johnson knah known labour language Latin literally look means meč mede mind monk mood nature never noise once original form original phrase pain paragogical participle present Pasquinade person in question potential mood priest pronounced puur quoth regard rogue rouw schie seer sense shews ſº sounds stick subjunctive subjunctive mood substantive suspect t'el tells term thema ther thing thou tion travesty turn utter verb Voeren whence Wijse word
Page 260 - Rockabye Baby, on the tree top, When the wind blows the cradle will rock, When the bough breaks the cradle will fall, Down will come baby, cradle and all.
Page 264 - There was an old woman, and what do you think? She lived upon nothing but victuals and drink; Victuals and drink were the whole of her diet, And yet this old woman would never be quiet.
Page 254 - JACK and Jill went up the hill, To fetch a pail of water; Jack fell down and broke his crown And Jill came tumbling after.
Page 191 - Well, say I am. Why should proud summer boast Before the birds have any cause to sing? Why should I joy in an abortive birth ? At Christmas I no more desire a rose Than wish a snow in May's new-fangled shows, But like of each thing that in season grows.
Page 261 - GIRLS and boys, come out to play, The moon doth shine as bright as day; Leave your supper, and leave your sleep, And come with your playfellows into the street. Come with a whoop, come with a call, Come with a good will or not at all.
Page 269 - TAFFY WAS A WELSHMAN Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a thief, Taffy came to my house, and stole a piece of beef.
Page 266 - Sing a song of sixpence, A pocket full of rye; Four and twenty blackbirds, Baked in a pie.
Page 234 - Pasquinades, elicited by the soreness felt by the population at the intrusion of a foreign and onerous church-sway, bringing with it a ministry, to which a goaded people imputed fraud and exaction.