a medium of inter-communication for literary men, artists, antiquaries, genealogists, etc. ...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: 4

View: 4526

Read More

A Medium of Inter-Communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, Etc.; November 3, 1849 (Classic Reprint)

Author: William John Thomas

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780267936205

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 490

View: 5993

Excerpt from Notes and Queries: A Medium of Inter-Communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, Etc.; November 3, 1849 To be completed in Six Volumes, each embellished with a Family Portrait and a Land Illustrated by W. Westall. Volume II. Will be published at the end of December, and the stream volumes every alternate month. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Read More

Author: George Bell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781722638542


Page: 52

View: 8050

Notes and Queries, Number 81, May 17, 1851 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc George Bell Notes. ILLUSTRATIONS OF CHAUCER, NO. VI. Unless Chaucer had intended to mark with particular exactness the day of the journey to Canterbury, he would not have taken such unusual precautions to protect his text from ignorant or careless transcribers. We find him not only recording the altitudes of the sun, at different hours, in words; but also corroborating those words by associating them with physical facts incapable of being perverted or misunderstood. Had Chaucer done this in one instance only, we might imagine that it was but another of those occasions, so frequently seized upon by him, for the display of a little scientific knowledge; but when he repeats the very same precautionary expedient again, in the afternoon of the same day, we begin to perceive that he must have had some fixed purpose; because, as I shall presently show, it is the repetition alone that renders the record imperishable. But whether Chaucer really devised this method for the express purpose of preserving his text, or not, it has at least had that effect, -for while there are scarcely two MSS. extant which agree in the verbal record of the day and hours, the physical circumstances remain, and afford at all times independent data for the recovery or correction of the true reading. The day of the month may be deduced from the declination of the sun; and, to obtain the latter, all the data required are, 1. The latitude of the place. 2. Two altitudes of the sun at different sides of noon. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.
Read More

Author: Heike Olschansky

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110917785

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 722

View: 6083

Die Monographie bietet eine umfassende Darstellung des Gegenstands Volksetymologie. Die Arbeit hat drei Hauptteile: Zuerst wird eine forschungsgeschichtliche Darstellung gegeben. Zweitens beschreibt die Arbeit auf der Grundlage von Beispielen die theoretischen Aspekte der Volksetymologie. Drittens ist eine ausgreifende Bibliographie der Forschungsliteratur zusammengestellt. Volksetymologie wurde und wird manchmal als 'Schmunzelecke' der Sprachwissenschaft angesehen. Volksetymologien sind Fehler, und Fehler sind lustig, besonders dann, wenn man sie nicht selbst macht. Volksetymologie basiert auf dem Verknüpfen von sprachlichem Material, das sprachgeschichtlich nicht zusammengehört. Die Beschäftigung mit Volksetymologien zeigt, daß und wie Sprecher (gedankliche) Realität schaffen, um ihren Sprachschatz 'in Ordnung' zu halten.
Read More

Die Eulenspiegel-Rezeption als Beispiel des englisch-kontinentalen Buchhandels im 16. Jahrhundert

Author: Anja Hill-Zenk

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110253852

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 607

View: 5147

The study investigates Eulenspiegel, the European bestseller of the Early Modern Age. The history of its dissemination in England shows how strongly book printing there in the 16th century was predominated by German printers and sellers and demonstrates how a ?German’ figure was received in England. The study presents that period's fascination with Eulenspiegel using a number of examples of translations showing their interconnection with the English version. Here for the first time, an edition translated into German and including variants reflects the entire English tradition of the 16th century.
Read More

skulptierte Bildnisse berühmter englischer Schauspieler (1750 - 1850), insbesondere David Garrick und Sarah Siddons

Author: Jan Seewald

Publisher: Herbert Utz Verlag

ISBN: 3831606714

Category: Portrait sculpture, English

Page: 347

View: 7656

Read More

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Questions and answers

Page: N.A

View: 7133

Read More

Kulturbeziehungen des Bektaschi-Ordens 1826–1925

Author: Cem Kara

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3647355917

Category: History

Page: 439

View: 3300

Das Osmanische Reich war über sein gesamtes Bestehen hinweg von kultureller Vielfalt geprägt, in der die verschiedenen Kulturen in wechselseitigem Austausch standen. Im Laufe des 19. Jahrhunderts wurde die kulturelle Diversität im Osmanischen Reich um eine weitere Facette ergänzt, als Verflechtungen mit ›westlichen‹ Staaten zunahmen und in weitere Kulturbeziehungen mündeten. Die vorliegende Studie beleuchtet anhand der Derwische des Bektaschi-Ordens zwischenkulturelle Beziehungen innerhalb wie außerhalb der Grenzen des Osmanischen Reiches. Der ›mystische‹ Derwischorden der Bektaschis zählte zu den einflussreichen religiösen Kulturen im Osmanischen Reich, hob sich aber zugleich durch abweichende Religionsansichten vom staatlich gestützten Mehrheitsislam ab. Diese Sonderrolle zeigte sich auch in den Kulturbeziehungen des 19. und frühen 20. Jahrhunderts. In der Arbeit werden verschiedene Formen des Kulturkontakts, Kulturtransfers und der gegenseitigen Wahrnehmung sowie deren jeweilige Transformationen im Laufe der Zeit diskutiert. Hierbei stellt sich auch stets die Frage, wie sich die religiöse Sinnstiftung und das Selbstverständnis der Bektaschis durch die Verflechtungen veränderten.
Read More

Ein Leben im Dienst der Romantik

Author: Oliver Glißmann

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 341251375X

Category: Art

Page: 371

View: 6837

Georg Osterwald wurde 1803 in Rinteln geboren und studierte in Bonn und München. 1841 übersiedelte er, nach zwischenzeitlichem Aufenthalt in Paris, nach Köln. Dort war es der wiederaufgenommene Bau des Domes sowie das geistige kulturelle Klima, die lohnende Aufträge versprachen. In der Rheinmetropole fand er bis zu seinem Tod den Mittelpunkt seines Schaffens und wurde einer der wichtigsten Bildchronisten der Stadt und des Rheinlandes in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts. In dieser Zeit unternahm Osterwald auch die für den deutschen Romantiker unausbleibliche Bildungsreise nach Italien. Bis in das hohe Alter tätig und zeitlebens der romantischen Malerei verpflichtet, starb Georg Osterwald am 1. Juli 1884 in Köln. Der Band stellt die erste umfassende monografische Untersuchung seines Werkes dar.
Read More

Author: Edward Welch

Publisher: Laboratory Books

ISBN: 9781946053039

Category: Reference

Page: 272

View: 1275

How did the Honorable Miss E. St. Leger become a Freemason? Did Lord Byron meet a hippopotamus, or was it only a tapir? Whence the popular prejudice against redheads? These were among the topics discussed in the pages of Notes and Queries, a weekly magazine founded in London in 1849 as "a medium of inter-communication for literary men, artists, antiquaries, genealogists, etc." Its motto was "When found, make a note of"--a saying of Captain Cuttle, the hook-handed old salt of Dickens's Dombey and Son. Some subscribers to Notes and Queries contributed brief notes on curious facts they had uncovered; other sent in arcane queries to be answered. The result was rather like an erudite Internet discussion board, complete with its flame wars and trolls. This book anthologizes the most interesting exchanges from the First Series of Notes and Queries (1849-55). Here, ordered by subject--with judicious footnotes, of course--are delightfully pedantic remarks on the daily life and amusements of olden times, the doings of faeries, revolting folk remedies, poetry good and bad, and oddities of natural history, among many other things. Also included is a selection of advertisements from the magazine, for such products as Grosjean's Celebrated Trowsers, Rimmel's Toilet Vinegar (good for several purposes), and the Rev. Edmund Saul Dixon's treatise on Ornamental and Domestic Poultry: Their History and Management. Original drawings add an extra touch of humor throughout, and a lively introduction describes the history and workings of Notes and Queries. Full of useless information and Victorian fustiness, Captain Cuttle's Mailbag will fascinate trivia buffs and time travelers alike.
Read More

Author: Dinah Birch

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191030848

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1184

View: 9043

The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions. For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today's students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy - to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications. Contextual and historical coverage has also been expanded, with new entries on European history and culture, post-colonial literature, as well as writers and literary movements from around the world that have influenced English literature. The Companion has always been a quick and dependable source of reference for students, and the new edition confirms its pre-eminent role as the go-to resource of first choice. All entries have been reviewed, and details of new works, biographies, and criticism have been brought right up to date. So also has coverage of the themes, approaches and concepts encountered by students today, from terms to articles on literary theory and theorists. There is increased coverage of writers from around the world, as well as from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and of contextual topics, including film and television, music, and art. Cross-referencing has been thoroughly updated, with stronger linking from writers to thematic and conceptual entries. Meanwhile coverage of popular genres such as children's literature, science fiction, biography, reportage, crime fiction, fantasy or travel literature has been increased substantially, with new entries on writers from Philip Pullman to Anne Frank and from Anais Nin to Douglas Adams. The seventh edition of this classic Companion - now under the editorship of Dinah Birch, assisted by a team of 28 distinguished associate editors, and over 150 contributors - ensures that it retains its status as the most authoritative, informative, and accessible guide to literature available.
Read More