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" Saxon language was abandoned to the lowest of the people, and while the conquerors only deigned to employ their native French, the mixed language, now called English, only existed as a kind of lingua franca, to conduct the necessary intercourse between... "
The Works of Walter Scott, Esq: Sir Tristram - Page xlix
by Walter Scott - 1813
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Sir Tristrem; a metrical romance, ed. by W. Scott

Thomas (of Ercildoune, called the Rhymer.) - 1804
...reader will find some reason to believe, that our language received the first rudiments of improvement m the very corner, where it now exists in its most debased...aspired above the vulgar, listened to the lais of Ma* See ELIIs's Specimens, vol. i. chap. iii. rie, the romances of Chretien de Troyes, or the interesting...
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Sir Tristrem: A Metrical Romance of the Thirteenth Century

Thomas (the Rhymer) - 1819 - 401 pages
...their native French, the mixed language, now called English, only existed as a kind of lingua jrancat to conduct the necessary intercourse between the victors...romances of Chretien de Troyes, or the interesting jabllaux of the Anglo-Norman trouveurs. The only persons who ventured to use the native language of...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Baronet, Volume 4

Walter Scott - 1821
...consisted of Parmenie, (Armenie) and of a separate territory held of Duke Morgan, to whom the'.Scots were then subject. Heinrich von Vribere, the continuator...all, who aspired above the vulgar, listened to the lons of Marie, the romances of Chretien de Troyes, or the interesting fabliaux of the Anglo-Norman...
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Lives of Scottish poets [ed. by A. Sempil]. 3 vols. [in 6 pt.].

Society of ancient Scots - 1821
..."that the first classical English romance was written in part of what is now called Scotland ; anb! the attentive reader will find some reason to believe...fit for the purposes of the poet ;" and even then " the indolence or taste of the minstrels of that period induced them to prefer translating the Anglo...
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Lives of Eminent Scotsmen

Joseph Robertson, Society of Ancient Scots - 1821
...some reason to believe that our language received the first rudiments of improvement in the very comer where it now exists, in its most debased state. "...fit for the purposes of the poet ;" and even then " the indolence or taste of the minstrels of that period induced them to prefer translating the Anglo...
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Lives of Scottish Poets: With Ports. and Vignettes, Volume 1

Joseph Robertson - 1822
...be necessary for the length of extract into which it leads me. " It will follow," says Mr. Scott, " that the first classical English romance was written...fit for the purposes of the poet ;" and even then " the indolence or taste of the minstrels of that period induced them to prefer translating the Anglo...
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History of Scotland, Volume 2

Patrick Fraser Tytler - 1828
...assumed a shape fit for 1 Introduction to the Romance of Sir Tristrem, by Sir Walter Scott, pp. 52, 53. the purposes of the poet ; and even then it is most...vulgar, listened to the lais of Marie, the romances of Chrestien de Troyes, or the interesting fabliaux of the Anglo-Norman trouveurs. The only persons who...
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History of Scotland, Volume 2

Patrick Fraser Tytler - 1829
...necessary intercourse between the victors and the vanquished. It was not till the reign of Henry the Third that this dialect had assumed a shape fit for the...vulgar, listened to the lais of Marie, the romances of Chrestien de Troyes, or the interesting fabliaux of the Anglo-Norman trouveurs. The only persons who...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott: First Series, Containing Minstrelsy ...

Sir Walter Scott - 1838 - 532 pages
...of Henry III. that this dialect had assumed a shape lit for the purposes of the poet ; ' and «vcn then, it is most probable that English poetry, if any such existed, wasabanboned to the peasants^iml menials, while all, who aspired above the vulgar, listened to the...
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History of Scotland

Patrick Fraser Tytler - 1841
...necessary intercourse between the victors and the vanquished. It was not till the reign of Henry the Third that this dialect had assumed a shape fit for the...vulgar, listened to the lais of Marie, the romances of Chrestien de Troyes, or the interesting fabliaux of the Anglo-Norman trouveurs. The only persons who...
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