Shakespeare was undoubtedly the greatest master the English language has ever known and, quite probably, will ever know.
There were thousands of English soldiers in Boston.
Her English vocabulary was growing a word at a time—mostly terms like dust, vacuum, linens, dishes and other domestic terminologies.
Fred said as coffee and English muffins were served.
The Deans met Maria's betrothed, Emilio, who spoke halting English and was as polite as his fiancée.
I read an English caper about that happening one time.
The condition of the operatives is becoming every day more like that of the English; and it cannot be wondered at, since, as far as I have heard or observed, the principal object is, not that mankind may be well and honestly clad, but, unquestionably, that corporations may be enriched.
"Capital!" said Prince Hippolyte in English, and began slapping his knee with the palm of his hand.
The two German women sharing her room ceased talking when she entered and looked her over before one said in halting English, "You're American."
Sarah and Jackson had been 23 and 25 years old respectively, living privileged, English aristocratic lives when they were abducted and turned into vampires.
See also Rene Doumic's George Sand (1909), which has been translated into English by Alys Hallard as George Sand: Some Aspects of her Life and Writings (1910).
In 1360 it was surrendered by the peace of Bretigny to the English; they were, however, expelled in 1373 by the troops of Charles V., who granted the town numerous privileges.
There is in this town, with a very few exceptions, no taste for the best or for very good books even in English literature, whose words all can read and spell.
"English?" she asked hopefully.
It sounds like some English gothic—a naive waif married off to tyrannical older man who holds her hostage in a golden cage and beats her into submission!
They spoke in broken English, but they appeared to understand what she wanted.
The forests are under an English official.
It was called "Ivy Green" because the house and the surrounding trees and fences were covered with beautiful English ivy.
My studies for the first year were English history, English literature, German, Latin, arithmetic, Latin composition and occasional themes.
Mr. Gilman instructed me part of the year in English literature.
This is about as much as the college-bred generally do or aspire to do, and they take an English paper for the purpose.
Anatole kept on refilling Pierre's glass while explaining that Dolokhov was betting with Stevens, an English naval officer, that he would drink a bottle of rum sitting on the outer ledge of the third floor window with his legs hanging out.
The English will come off badly, you know, if Napoleon gets across the Channel.
"Is it Old French or English?" another asked.
For once, she hadn't corrected his English, only nodded once more and held out her arm for the bracelet.
Edith is, as them English novels say, 'in seclusion'—probably plotting how to wrap up Donald and take him home.
Jen, the valedictorian of her class, was to attend Ryder College in New Jersey and major in English Literature.
He was born in Ireland in the eighteenth century.
The cock, in his plumage of yellowish-green and yellow is one of the most finely coloured of common English birds, but he is rather heavily built, and his song is hardly commended.
From this time onwards the Humber formed the boundary between the two kingdoms. In 684 we hear of the first English invasion of Ireland, but in the following year Ecgfrith was slain and his army totally destroyed by the Picts at a place called Nechtansmere (probably Dunnichen Moss in Forfarshire).
He was the last English king who reigned in Northumbria.
Douglas's longest, last, and in some respects most important work is his translation of the Aeneid, the first version of a great classic poet in any English dialect.
Further discussion of the question of Douglas's alleged Humanism will be found in Courthope's History of English Poetry, i.
Gammer Gurton's Needle is the second extant English comedy, properly so called.
For the argument on behalf of William Stevenson's authorship, see Henry Bradley's essay prefixed to his edition of the play in Representative English Comedies (1903).
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The marriage of this youth to James IV.'s widow on the 6th of August 1514 did much to identify the Douglases with the English party in Scotland, as against the French party led by Albany, and incidentally to determine the political career of his uncle Gavin.
From this retreat Gavin Douglas was sent by the earl to the English court, to ask for aid against the French party and against the queen, who was reported to be the mistress of the regent.
Bonaparte and Professor Schlegel (1850), though it excludes many birds which an English writer would call "grosbeaks."
After a short stay first at Alen90n and then in Bourges, he passed over to England, where he found refuge in London with Ugo Foscolo, and made a few English friends.
Leo at once formed a new league with the emperor and the king of Spain, and to ensure English support made Wolsey a cardinal.