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And afterward when I remembered myself of my simpleness and unper- fectness
that I had in both languages, that is to wit in French and in English, for in France
was I never, and was born and learned my English in Kent, in the Weald, where I
And for as much as I suppose the said two books be not had before this time in
our English language, therefore I had the better will to accomplish this said work;
which work was begun in Bruges and continued in HISTORIES OF TROY 7.
And certainly our language now used varieth far from that which was used and
spoken when I was born. For we Englishmen be born under the domination of the
moon, which is never steadfast but ever wavering, waxing one season and ...
For him I know for sufficient to expound and English every difficulty that is therein;
for he hath lately translated the Epistles of Tully, and the book of Diodorus
Siculus, and divers other works out of Latin into English, not in rude and old
For this is the language of these moderate men, calling that error and
imprudence which they know to be the certain truth of God, and those ignorant
people, whose understanding they perceive not to have been so despicable to
Christ, but that ...
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