King Alfred As Educator of His People and Man of Letters (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from King Alfred: As Educator of His People and Man of Letters
The little treatise on King Alfred which follows this Preface is taken from a book of mine on Early English literature, and is one of its chapters. It is chiefly concerned with the king's work as an educator of his people, and as a man of letters, but it also dwells briefly on him as the ruler, the lawgiver, the warrior, and the statesman. No doubt, Alfred's lofty character is seen most clearly in the work he did both in war and peace; but there is an inner life of thought and feeling in public men of which the world sees little; and this, which in Alfred was sorrowful, sensitive, humble-minded, and profoundly religious, appears in the additions he inserted into the translations he made of Latin books for the instruction of his clergy, his nobles, his people, and for his own private pleasure. The style too in which he wrote - childlike, at times, in its simplicity and sincerity, and marked by an individual navete - is also a revelation of the way in which his mind and spirit worked together.
Some of these personal additions to the originals I have placed in the following chapter, and others have been placed in the Appendix, which consists of passages selected and translated from most of the books Alfred put into English. These have been done, and the whole thrown into its present form, by Miss Kate Warren. She offered to do this work, and it is entirely her own. Her translations have been made with intentional literalness, in order, if possible, to give in modem English some resemblance to Alfred's style.
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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.


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Tytuł: King Alfred
Podtytuł: As Educator of His People and Man of Letters (Classic Reprint)
Autor: Brooke Stopford A.
Wydawnictwo: FB &c Ltd
ISBN: 9781331120537
Języki: angielski
Rok wydania: 2015
Ilość stron: 78
Format: 15.2x22.9cm
Oprawa: Miękka


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King Alfred
As Educator of His People and Man of Letters (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from King Alfred: As Educator of His People and Man of Letters
The little treatise on King Alfred which follows this Preface is taken from a book of mine on Early English literature, and is one of its chapters. It is chiefly concerned with the king's work as an educator of his people, and as a man of letters, but it also dwells briefly on him as the ruler, the lawgiver, the warrior, and the statesman. No doubt, Alfred's lofty character is seen most clearly in the work he did both in war and peace; but there is an inner life of thought and feeling in public men of which the world sees little; and this, which in Alfred was sorrowful, sensitive, humble-minded, and profoundly religious, appears in the additions he inserted into the translations he made of Latin books for the instruction of his clergy, his nobles, his people, and for his own private pleasure. The style too in which he wrote - childlike, at times, in its simplicity and sincerity, and marked by an individual navete - is also a revelation of the way in which his mind and spirit worked together.
Some of these personal additions to the originals I have placed in the following chapter, and others have been placed in the Appendix, which consists of passages selected and translated from most of the books Alfred put into English. These have been done, and the whole thrown into its present form, by Miss Kate Warren. She offered to do this work, and it is entirely her own. Her translations have been made with intentional literalness, in order, if possible, to give in modem English some resemblance to Alfred's style.
About the Publisher
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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.

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Szczegóły: King Alfred - Brooke Stopford A.

Tytuł: King Alfred
Podtytuł: As Educator of His People and Man of Letters (Classic Reprint)
Autor: Brooke Stopford A.
Wydawnictwo: FB &c Ltd
ISBN: 9781331120537
Języki: angielski
Rok wydania: 2015
Ilość stron: 78
Format: 15.2x22.9cm
Oprawa: Miękka


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