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  • While the Elizabethan age is considered by many historians to be one of enlightenment, given the rise of such geniuses as Shakespeare and Sir Walter Raleigh (see: cape in the mud, etc.), there is no question that Elizabeth, toward the end of her reign, began to behave in an unpredictable and skittish fashion.†   (source)
  • He is speaking the ancient Elizabethan Kwakwala which the young no longer know.†   (source)
  • Two ELIZABETHANS passing the time in a place without any visible character.†   (source)
  • It is a combination of an African dialect and English; some even claim that remnants of Elizabethan English survive among the Gullah people.†   (source)
  • Their retelling was set in the Old West and completely free of Elizabethan English.†   (source)
  • The Elizabethans and Jacobeans weren't politically correct.†   (source)
  • The footman—an imp in Elizabethan dress—was unmistakably haughty and superior.†   (source)
  • Shylock, while hardly a glowing picture of the Jew, is at least given reasons for being as he is, is invested with a kind of humanity that many nonfiction tracts of the Elizabethan period do not credit Jews with having.†   (source)
  • This pattern holds from the Elizabethan Christopher Marlowe's Dr. Faustus through the nineteenth-century Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust to the twentieth century's Stephen Vincent Benet's "The Devil and Daniel Webster" and Damn Yankees.†   (source)
  • And while it might strike us as cruel and unjust to equate physical deformity with character or moral deformity, it seemed not only acceptable to the Elizabethans but almost inevitable.†   (source)
  • Some are harmless, like the widespread conviction that Elizabethan, or even Shakespearean, English is still spoken in Appalachia, South Carolina, or Tidewater Virginia—the location varies—but we have a story to put that one to rest.†   (source)
  • For example, Charles Harrington Elster, cohost of the radio program A Way with Words on KPBS, San Diego, believes our language "is thriving now probably more than at any time since the Elizabethans."†   (source)
  • That is why there has been a natural or instinctive rebellion against rules from Latin grammar imposed on English during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries because certain purists of the day thought our language had grown messy, like an unweeded garden, after the exuberance of Shakespeare and other Elizabethans.†   (source)
  • He spoke in the ancient Elizabethan Kwakwala and the children, tugging at their parents, asked, "What does he say?" and though Mark did not ask him, Jim translated.†   (source)
  • I learned two things about Quick Fella during that first talk: that he spoke in a rich language that seemed almost Elizabethan and that he gave an exceptionally detailed weather report.†   (source)
  • My friends tell me I have the Elizabethan personality.†   (source)
  • He knew nothing of the Elizabethan drama beyond Shakespeare's plays.†   (source)
  • The moment, however, that one tries this method with the Elizabethan woman, one branch of illumination fails; one is held up by the scarcity of facts.†   (source)
  • There was something rather Elizabethan about him--his casual versatility, his good looks, that effervescent combination of mental with physical activities.†   (source)
  • Then on a ledge above us I saw one who looked on, but as I pointed him out we saw the Elizabethan top of him scoot away.†   (source)
  • Doubtless Elizabethan literature would have been very different from what it is if the women's movement had begun in the sixteenth century and not in the nineteenth.†   (source)
  • All these facts lie somewhere, presumably, in parish registers and account books; the life of the average Elizabethan woman must be scattered about somewhere, could one collect it and make a book of it.†   (source)
  • One has only to think of the Elizabethan tombstones with all those children kneeling with clasped hands; and their early deaths; and to see their houses with their dark, cramped rooms, to realize that no woman could have written poetry then.†   (source)
  • Here am I asking why women did not write poetry in the Elizabethan age, and I am not sure how they were educated; whether they were taught to write; whether they had sitting-rooms to themselves; how many women had children before they were twenty-one; what, in short, they did from eight in the morning till eight at night.†   (source)
  • Freddy bows and sits down in the Elizabethan chair, infatuated.†   (source)
  • [He flings himself sulkily into the Elizabethan chair].†   (source)
  • CLARA [throwing herself discontentedly into the Elizabethan chair].†   (source)
  • He had never before seen a woman's lips and teeth which forced upon his mind with such persistent iteration the old Elizabethan simile of roses filled with snow.†   (source)
  • I trust he will work that vein further, and recognize that Elizabethan Renascence fustian is no more bearable after medieval poesy than Scribe after Ibsen.†   (source)
  • At the other side of the room, further forward, is an Elizabethan chair roughly carved in the taste of Inigo Jones.†   (source)
  • With unerring precision, Sir Percy had brought the four bays to a standstill immediately in front of the fine Elizabethan entrance hall; in spite of the late hour, an army of grooms seemed to have emerged from the very ground, as the coach had thundered up, and were standing respectfully round.†   (source)
  • Athelny was very proud of the county family to which he belonged; he showed Philip photographs of an Elizabethan mansion, and told him: "The Athelnys have lived there for seven centuries, my boy.†   (source)
  • This year is the happiest because I am studying subjects that especially interest me, economics, Elizabethan literature, Shakespeare under Professor George L. Kittredge, and the History of Philosophy under Professor Josiah Royce.†   (source)
  • A dim line of ancestors, in every variety of dress, from the Elizabethan knight to the buck of the Regency, stared down upon us and daunted us by their silent company.†   (source)
  • Writing about the Elizabethan playwright John Ford, the poet Algernon Swinburne once said: "If he touches you once he takes you, and what he takes he keeps hold of; his work becomes part of your thought and parcel of your spiritual furniture forever."†   (source)
  • Cranly's speech, unlike that of Davin, had neither rare phrases of Elizabethan English nor quaintly turned versions of Irish idioms.†   (source)
  • Princeton of the daytime filtered slowly into his consciousness—West and Reunion, redolent of the sixties, Seventy-nine Hall, brick-red and arrogant, Upper and Lower Pyne, aristocratic Elizabethan ladies not quite content to live among shopkeepers, and, topping all, climbing with clear blue aspiration, the great dreaming spires of Holder and Cleveland towers.†   (source)
  • His mind when wearied of its search for the essence of beauty amid the spectral words of Aristotle or Aquinas turned often for its pleasure to the dainty songs of the Elizabethans.†   (source)
  • The word-painting of Virgil is wonderful sometimes; but his gods and men move through the scenes of passion and strife and pity and love like the graceful figures in an Elizabethan mask, whereas in the Iliad they give three leaps and go on singing.†   (source)
  • XXXIV They drove by the level road along the valley to a distance of a few miles, and, reaching Wellbridge, turned away from the village to the left, and over the great Elizabethan bridge which gives the place half its name.†   (source)
  • Then he saw himself sitting at the old piano, striking chords softly from its speckled keys and singing, amid the talk which had risen again in the room, to her who leaned beside the mantelpiece a dainty song of the Elizabethans, a sad and sweet loth to depart, the victory chant of Agincourt, the happy air of Greensleeves.†   (source)
  • [He sits in the Elizabethan chair].†   (source)
  • [She sits in the Elizabethan chair].†   (source)
  • "Do look at this bridegroom coming out of church: did you ever see such a 'sugared invention'—as the Elizabethans used to say?†   (source)
  • This was bad enough; but, as the philosophic Dane observes, with that universal applicability which distinguishes the illustrious ornament of the Elizabethan Era, worse remains behind!†   (source)
  • To-day the large side doors were thrown open towards the sun to admit a bountiful light to the immediate spot of the shearers' operations, which was the wood threshing-floor in the centre, formed of thick oak, black with age and polished by the beating of flails for many generations, till it had grown as slippery and as rich in hue as the state-room floors of an Elizabethan mansion.†   (source)
  • She saw her father's face, with its bold brow, and reverend white beard that flowed over the old-fashioned Elizabethan ruff; her mother's, too, with the look of heedful and anxious love which it always wore in her remembrance, and which, even since her death, had so often laid the impediment of a gentle remonstrance in her daughter's pathway.†   (source)
  • Is it Elizabethan?†   (source)
  • We went ashore at Bisham, where the remains of the old Abbey and the Elizabethan house that had been added to them yet remained, none the worse for many years of careful and appreciative habitation.†   (source)
  • My earliest recollections of a school-life, are connected with a large, rambling, Elizabethan house, in a misty-looking village of England, where were a vast number of gigantic and gnarled trees, and where all the houses were excessively ancient.†   (source)
  • Some are dinning in our ears that we Americans, and moderns generally, are intellectual dwarfs compared with the ancients, or even the Elizabethan men.†   (source)
  • It was the house to which the writer of the note had gone—the Three Mariners—whose two prominent Elizabethan gables, bow-window, and passage-light could be seen from where he stood.†   (source)
  • They were native Englishmen, whose fathers had lived in the sunny richness of the Elizabethan epoch; a time when the life of England, viewed as one great mass, would appear to have been as stately, magnificent, and joyous, as the world has ever witnessed.†   (source)
  • The furniture of the hall consisted of some ponderous chairs, the backs of which were elaborately carved with wreaths of oaken flowers; and likewise a table in the same taste, the whole being of the Elizabethan age, or perhaps earlier, and heirlooms, transferred hither from the Governor's paternal home.†   (source)
  • Elizabethan London lay as far from Stratford as corrupt Paris lies from virgin Dublin.†   (source)
  • / J. H. Combs: Old, Early and Elizabethan English in the Southern Mountains, /Dialect Notes/, vol. iv, pt. iv, pp. 283-97.†   (source)
  • All of these processes, of course, are also to be observed in the English of England; in the days of its great Elizabethan growth they were in the lustiest possible being.†   (source)
  • It is probable that when the Elizabethan dramatist took his ink-horn and sat down to his work he used many phrases that he had just heard, as he sat at dinner, from his mother or his children.†   (source)
  • In American, he said, there was to be seen that easy looseness of phrase and gait which characterized the English of the Elizabethan era, and particularly the Elizabethan hospitality to changed meanings and bold metaphors.†   (source)
  • The American, like the Elizabethan Englishman, is usually quite unconscious of them and even when they have been instilled into him by the hard labor of pedagogues he commonly pays little heed to them in his ordinary discourse.†   (source)
  • But in a larger sense he said truly, for these men at least brought with them the vocabulary of Shakespeare—or a part of it,—even if the uses he made of it were beyond their comprehension, and they also brought with [Pg058] them that sense of ease in the language, that fine disdain for formality, that bold experimentalizing in words, which was so peculiarly Elizabethan.†   (source)
  • And on the other hand there is a high relish and talent for metaphor—in Brander Matthews' phrase, "a figurative vigor that the Elizabethans would have realized and understood."†   (source)
  • Moreover, after 1760 the colonial eyes were upon France rather than upon England, and Rousseau, Montesquieu, Voltaire and the Encyclopedists began to be familiar names to thousands who were scarcely aware of Addison and Steele, or even of the great Elizabethans.†   (source)
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