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An Essay on the Scoto-English Dialect free pdf Excerpt from An Essay on the Scoto-English Dialect: An Academical Dissertation- Along With Some French and German Theses, With the Permission of the Philosoph- Faculty of Lund, to Be Publicly Defended Girdled round by the ocean, as they are, the British Isles have not always in its waves had their friends and protectors. The British poet could not in every age, in the exulting pride of unrivalled power, sing: "Britannia needs no bulwark, No tower on the steep." On the contrary, her fates confirm the truthfulness of the old saying: the seas unite, and do not divide. Repeatedly invaded, and, when invaded, always conquered, she has seen one people after another overwhelm her inhabitants, the new-comers themselves to be in their order supplanted by new intruders. In this way, the stock of her population has become one of the most mixed in Europe. The under-current of its blood is Celtic, but into this current Romans, Saxons (o: Low-German tribes), Danes, Norwegians, and Norman-French, have, by successive transfusions, poured theirs in more or less mighty streams. Even the Britons themselves were, perhaps, encroachers upon an earlier population. More than one scholar has, at least, been inclined to see traces of the Gaels in such parts of England where history knows nothing about them. It is, however, difficult to affirm anything for certain, the annals of the Gaels being stille darker than those af the Cymries, upon which the intercourse with the Romans, at least now and then, casts a straygleam of historical light. The Gaels, as the heroes of Ossian, walk in the dark. 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.

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Author : Zacharias Collin
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1330643003
EAN : 9781330643006
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 98 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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