Poetry Books by Anonymous English

Anonymous English Books, Anonymous English poetry book Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Authors: Anonymous
Publisher: Broadview Press
Published Date: 2012-10-19
Categories: Poetry
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a masterpiece of medieval English literature and one of the finest Arthurian tales in any language. Though its ingenious plotting and verbal artistry continue to dazzle readers, it is written in a challenging regional dialect and uses many words that were already archaic when the poem was written in the late fourteenth century. This edition is designed to make the poem, in its original Middle English, accessible to students and general readers. Following standards adopted for editing other Middle English poets, the edition lightly normalizes spellings to make words more recognizable for a modern audience. Extensive marginal glossing of difficult words, thorough on-page explanatory notes, and a comprehensive glossary offer further support for readers. The historical appendices include other examples of medieval romance from France and Britain.

Anonymous English Books, Anonymous English poetry book Sir Gawain and the Green Knight In Plain and Simple English Authors: Anonymous
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
Published Date: 2014-12-14
Categories: Reference
Of all the old English stories, the tale of Gawain and the Green Knight has remained one of the most popular ever told; dozens of movies and books have used Gawain as inspiration. It's one of the most important books in the English language. If it's so great, why is it so hard to understand! BookCaps helps with this modern retelling of Gawain. If you have struggled in the past reading old English, then BookCaps can help you out. The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of both text. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

Anonymous English Books, Anonymous English poetry book The World English Bible Authors: Anonymous
Publisher: The Floating Press
Published Date: 2011-09-01
Categories: Religion
Dig more deeply into the sacred text of Christianity than ever before with this user-friendly translation of the Good Book. The World English Bible is a recent edition rendered in modern English which aspires to be more readily accessible to contemporary readers all over the world.

Anonymous English Books, Anonymous English poetry book The Earliest Life of Gregory the Great Authors: Anonymous Monk of Whitby
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published Date: 1985-09-12
Categories: History
In his role of apostle of the English and promoter of Augustine's mission, Gregory the Great became the subject of what is one of the earliest pieces of literature surviving from the Anglo-Saxon period: a Life written by an unknown author at Whitby around 680-704. Although crude in its latinity and idiosyncratic in its presentation, this work is a fascinating source of early traditions about the conversion of the English - including the famous story of Gregory's encounter with the Anglian slave boys - and an important witness to the veneration felt for the saint himself. It casts valuable light on English history in the seventh century, particularly on the career of Edwin of Northumbria, and is the source of two of the most famous legends of the Middle Ages, the Mass of St Gregory and the story of Trajan's rescue from hell. The Life of Gregory seems to be the earliest of the Saints' lives of this period and it is in many ways the most remarkable.



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Lay His Sword By His Side
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Lay his sword by his side -- it hath served him too well
Not to rest near his pillow below;
To the last moment true, from his hand ere it fell,
Its point was still turn'd to a flying foe.
Fellow-labourers in life, let them slumber in death,
Side by side, as becomes the reposing brave --
That sword which he loved still unbroke in its sheath,
And himself unsubdued in his grave.
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