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On the continuity of English prose from Alfred to More and his school

Raymond W. Chambers

On the continuity of English prose from Alfred to More and his school

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Published by Pub. for the Early English text society in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • More, Thomas, -- Sir, Saint, -- 1478-1535.,
  • English prose literature -- History and criticism.

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    Statementby R.W. Chambers ; an extract from the introduction to Nicholas Harpsfield"s life of Sir Thomas More edited by E.V. Hitchcock and R.W. Chambers
    SeriesEarly English Text Society (Series). Original series -- no. 191a
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR"1119"A2"no.191a
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxlvi-clxxiv
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20121981M
    LC Control Number63002723

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"The Continuity of English Prose From Alfred to More and His School." In The Life and Death of Sir Thomas More, Knight, Sometimes Lord High Chancellor of England. London: Oxford University Press. His theory was completely rejected in by R.W. Chambers in his On the Continuity of English Prose from Alfred to More and his School, which has remained the most influential book on the subject2.

It attempted to show that there was an unbroken line of development from Old English prose to. Jun 06,  · Author of Thomas More, On the continuity of English prose from Alfred to More and his school, Beowulf, Man's unconquerable mind, The saga and the myth of Sir Thomas More, Poets and their critics, Widsith, The Jacobean Shakespeare and Measure for measure.

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So a while back I was reading The Continuity of English Prose from Alfred to More and his School () by Raymond Wilson Chambers (–), a friend of Tolkien’s, and came across this intriguing passage concerning someone I’d never hear of before, the medieval mystic Richard Rolle (/–).

The scholar R. Chambers wrote a study entitled On the Continuity of English Prose from Alfred to More and His School; since that “school” can be taken to include John Milton and the great historians of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries then the influence of Alfred has been wide indeed.

In the words of Chambers himself, “it became. Oct 25,  · Had Alfred translated ‘gentis anglorum’ as ‘the Saxon people’ and had he talked about translating the book from Latin into Saxon, he would have slighted Bede and, at the same time, emphasized a North-South divide that would have not have helped his.

On the Continuity of English Prose from Alfred to More and His School: An Extract from the Introduction to Nicholas Harpsfield's Life of Sir Thomas More By R.

Chambers Oxford University Press, See R. Chambers, On the Continuity of English Prose from Alfred to More and his School (London, ), pp. xcii—c, esp. xciii: “England was remarkable for the number of its hermits and recluses, a fact which is the cause of the composition of so much English prose: the fact that women recluses would not be expected to be as.

the existence of a continuous tradition of religious prose de- veloping steadily through the Middle Ages was first postulated, by R.W. Chambers in his essay, The Continuity of English Prose from Alfred to More and his school.' He contends that is was this tradition which kept English prose alive during the dark.

“ The Continuity of English Prose from Alfred to More and His School,” in Hitchcock, Elsie Vaughan, ed., The Life and Death of Sir Thomas Moore, EETS o.s. (London: Oxford University Press, ), xlv Cited by: 8. On the continuity of English prose from Alfred to More and his school / by R.

Chambers An extract from the introduction to Nicholas Harpsfield's Life of Sir Thomas More edited by E. Hitchcock and R. Chambers Chambers, R. (Raymond Wilson), [ Book: ] At Uni of Melb Library. Audio Books & Poetry Community Audio Computers & Technology Music, Arts & Culture News & Public Affairs Non-English Audio Spirituality & Religion.

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Apr 03,  · Chambers, among others, wtil groan, for he regarded the Bodleian Library as 'the last bastion of the humanities'—which I remember as the last words of Man's Unconquerable Mind ().

Chambers' essay On the Continuity ofEnglish Prose from Alfred to Sir Thomas More his School () is a fine late example of the cult of AngloSaxon. Jun 20,  · The English Text of the Ancrene Riwle by J.

Tolkien, On the Continuity of English Prose from Alfred to More and his School (an extract from the introduction to O.S. ) Raymond Wilson Chambers. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book/5(3). An outline of English History from Julius Caesar’s invasion to the middle of the 5th century and continues to It was started during the time of King Alfred.

It demonstrates the continuity of English prose from the Anglo-Saxon English to Middle English. Anglo-Saxon Sermons. Aelfric was the most notable writer of Anglo-Saxon sermons.

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) Raymond Wilson Chambers. 26 May Prefaced to an edition of Harpsfield's Life of More, Chamber's essay on ‘The Continuity of English prose from Alfred to More and his School’ notably compares More's prose to Tyndale's, and does not find the Reformer wanting in grace or force.

There are some ‘differences of style’ between the two, observes Chambers, but fundamentally. Alfred the Great ( – 26 October ) (Old English: Ælfrēd, Ælfrǣd, "elf counsel" or "wise elf") was King of Wessex from to Alfred successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conquest, and by the time of his death had become the dominant ruler in England.

He is one of only two English monarchs to be given the epithet "the Great", the other one being Cnut. May 23,  · No matter how limited his personal literacy may have been, Alfred did sponsor it in others, and even as his own reading was mediated by more educated assistants, Alfred in turn mediated the reading of his subjects.

In the Prose Psalms and their Old English introductions, Alfred models Anglo-Saxon textual production on Old Testament patterns of Cited by: 1. Entry for 'Alfred the Great' - Encyclopedia Britannica - One of 8 Bible encyclopedias freely available, this resource contained over 40 million words in nearly 40, articles written by 1, respected authors.

English literature is one of the richest literatures in the world. It has vitality, rich variety and continuity. As literature is the reflection of society, the various changes which have come.

OLD ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND EXERCISE BOOK. PART I. INTRODUCTION. CHAPTER I. “is more Southern than standard English eventually became.” It is the object of this book to give an elementary knowledge of Early West Saxon prose, or the language of King Alfred.

With this knowledge, it. A Stylometric Analysis of King Alfred’s Literary Works Paramjit S. Gill strengthening his English kingdom of Wessex that had suffered so greatly under the Viking invasions.

initiated at the beginning of Old English prose writing and show the initial development of English prose style. The proem to the translation of Boethius states.

-Considered the founder of the English prose epic-Produced Tom Thumb, which is his most famous and popular drama-Fielding wrote 25 plays, but his novels gained critical acclaim such as The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling and The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews, a parody of Samuel Richardson's Pamela.

Dec 22,  · This is the one grain of truth in the legend that Alfred was the inventor of shires, hundreds and tithings. The finances also would need careful attention; but the subject is obscure, and we cannot accept Asser’s description of Alfred’s appropriation of his revenue as more than an ideal sketch.

Dec 16,  · Dryden accepted this rule for his prose, and for his poetry adopted the easiest type of verse-form—the heroic couplet. Under his guidance, the English writers evolved a style—precise, formal and elegant—which is called the classical style, and which .The English monarchy has existed for over eleven-hundred years.

Stretching from King Alfred the Great in the 9 th century to Elizabeth II in the 21 st, the English people have seen more than their fair share of heroes and villains, wise kings and despotic tyrants.

Through their historical and political evolution, the British have developed, and.But the effect of his choice of models was to introduce a large Latin element into Old English prose style. Compared with the abrupt and rugged style of the king Cynewulf episode in the early part of the Chronicle, Alfred’s prose is that of an accomplished writer: compared with later prose, it is largely tentative.

It was not until nearly a.