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Brief History of English and American Literature

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Author: Henry A. Beers
Published: 1886
Language: English
Wordcount: 148,944 / 480 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52
LoC Categories: D, Z, PN
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 3,849
Added to site: 2007.04.16
mnybks.net#: 16592
Origin: gutenberg.org

Introduction and Supplementary Chapters onthe Religious and Theological Literatureof Great Britain and the United States by John Fletcher Hurst.

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ncient Medeshamstede (meadow-homestead) that the chronicle was continued for nearly a century after the Conquest, breaking off abruptly in 1154, the date of King Stephen's death. Peterborough had received a new Norman abbot, Turold, "a very stern man," and the entry in the chronicle for 1170 tells how Hereward and his gang, with his Danish backers, thereupon plundered the abbey of its treasures, which were first removed to Ely, and then carried off by the Danish fleet and sunk, lost, or squandered. The English in the later portions of this Peterborough chronicle becomes gradually more modern, and falls away more and more from the strict grammatical standards of the classical Anglo-Saxon. It is a most valuable historical monument, and some passages of it are written with great vividness, notably the sketch of William the Conqueror put down in the year of his death (1086) by one who had "looked upon him and at another time dwelt in his court." {17} "He who was before a rich king, and lord of many a land, he had

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