By Mary W. Cornog
This extended and carefully revised new version is designed not just so as to add hundreds and hundreds of priceless new phrases to a student’s everlasting operating vocabulary but in addition to educate the most typical and important Greek and Latin word-building roots to aid scholars comprehend and grasp extra vocabulary within the future.
Example sentences and short explanatory reviews offer a wealthy context to deliver the phrases to existence, and quizzes are supplied to motivate reuse and remember of phrases and to enhance reminiscence of them. All of those positive factors mix to make this a useful instrument for college kids getting ready for standardized assessments or just trying to extend their English vocabulary.
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Alengon. Signior, no. Talbot. —base muleteers of France! Like peasant foot-boys do they keep the walls; And dare not take up arms like gentlemen. Pucelh. — We came, sir, but to tell you we are here. [Exeunt L A PUCELLE, fac^fmtn the Walk. Talbot. — Vow, Burgundy, by honour of thy house, (Pricked on by public wrongs, sustained in France,) Either to get the town again, or die: And I,—as sure as English Henry lives, And as his father here was conqueror; As sure as in this late betrayed town Great Coeur-de-lion's heart was buried; So sure I swear to get the town, or die.
Vernon. Hark ye; not so: in witness, take ye that. [Strikes him. Basset. Yillain, thou know'st the law of arms is such, That, whoso draws a sword, 'tis present death; Or else this blow should broach thy dearest blood. But I'll unto his majesty, and crave I may have liberty to venge this wrong ; When thou shalt see, I'll meet thee to thy cost. Vernon. Well, miscreant, I'll be there as soon as you; And, after, meet you sooner than you would. \Exewd. 8 Confirmed in opinion. 4 Rewarded. KING HENRY VI.
Knocks. Guard. ] Quiestla? Pucelle. Paisans, pauvres gens de France: Poor market-folks, that come to sell their corn. Guard. Enter, go in: the market-bell is rung. [Opens the Gates* Pucelle. Now Roiien, I'll shake thy bulwarks to the ground. , enter the City. Enter of ORLEANS, and Forces. Charles. Saint Denis bless this happy stratagem! And once again we'll sleep secure in Roiien. Bastard. Here enter'd Pucelle, and her practisants;5 Now she is there, how will she specify Where is the best and safest passage in?