English Anabaptists often knew it by heart.
They might not write it down, but learned it by heart and had to repeat it just before baptism.
recite by heart.
Quinn didn't have to record current time settings; he knew that stuff by heart.
He also studied the first six books of Euclid and some algebra, besides reading a considerable quantity of Hebrew and learning the Odes of Horace by heart.
He became a Salian priest at the age of eight, and soon knew by heart all the forms and liturgical order of the official worship, and even the sacred music. In the earliest statue we have he is a youth offering incense; he is a priest at the sacrificial altar in the latest triumphal reliefs.
Jean de Masles, who annotated a portion of his verse, has recorded how the pages and young gentlemen of that epoch were required daily to learn by heart passages of his Breviaire des nobles.
His works were studied and _learned by heart by the great Latin writers of the Renaissance, such as Erasmus and Melanchthon; and Casaubon, in his anxiety that his son should write a pure Latin style, inculcates on him the constant study of Terence.
Some Greek-Latin exercises by an unknown writer of the 3rd century, to be learnt by heart and translated, were added to the grammar.
For we cannot suppose that he knew the longer suras by heart so perfectly that he was able after a time to lay his finger upon any particular passage.
They are memorial sentences or verses intended to be learnt by heart.
It is at most a string of passages, drawn up in similar form to assist the memory, and intended, not to be read, but to be learnt by heart.
His songs are mostly written in the medieval quatrains (ferskeytla), and are generally of a humorous and satirical character; his convivial songs are known by heart by every modern Icelander; and although some of the poets of the present day are more admired, there is none who is more loved by the people.
As a child he was remarkably precocious; at six he is said to have been able to repeat large parts of the Bible and of Pilgrim's Progress by heart.
They also have to recite a poem by heart.
Voltaire makes an interesting observation on the technical difference between an English and a French sermon in the 18th century; the former, he says, is a solid and somewhat dry dissertation which the preacher reads to the congregation without a gesture and without any inflection of his voice; the latter is a long declamation, scrupulously divided into three points, and recited by heart with enthusiasm.
I have begun to read "Enoch Arden," and I know several of the great poet's poems by heart.
Without boasting, you know, I may say that I know the Army Orders by heart and know the Regulations as well as I do the Lord's Prayer.
"Send Claparede's division, sire," replied Berthier, who knew all the division's regiments, and battalions by heart.
Platon Karataev knew nothing by heart except his prayers.
There is one Surah (Chapter 112) which even a seven year old child would recite by heart.
Know by heart all addition and subtraction facts for each number to 20.
The guest who knows the most baby songs by heart is the winner.
Before you know it, your children will know all the songs by heart and be singing them wherever they go.
Rabid Neighbours fans likely know their favorite babes' names by heart!
This is a detail that must be learned by heart by all French learners.
633) many of the most devoted Moslems fell, the very men who knew most Koran pieces by heart.
The student had learned the Koran by heart at school and has often repeated it since, but only now is the sense of its words explained to him.
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