Elizabeth Speakman O'Neill Bibliography (7 Titles) [Linguistics & History]

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LectorRecitator
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Post by LectorRecitator » May 2nd, 2020, 11:17 am

ELIZABETH SPEAKMAN O'NEILL (1877–1951)

The Story Of The World: A Simple History For Boys And Girls (1910)

ℹ️ "DEAR DORIS, — You were kind enough to read a small part of this Story of the World, and to say that you liked it. I hope you will like also the parts you did not read. I could not tell you all the things which have ever happened in the world, but 1 have tried to tell you shortly about all the most important things from the very beginning, even before people had come into the World at all, right down to our own wonderful times. I have chosen the greatest men and women to tell you about, and in reading their stories I hope you will understand better something of what the times were like in which they lived, and what the other people too were like who were not so great and the kind of lives they led." (Dedicatory Letter)

https://archive.org/details/storyofworldsimp00onei/page/n7

A Nursery History Of England (1912)

https://archive.org/details/cu31924072150695/page/n5/mode/2up

England In The Middle Ages (1912)

ℹ️ "The period from the Norman Conquest to the end of the fifteenth century may be conveniently and aptly labelled "Mediæval." Rich and varied as were the phases of its life, it has a certain homogeneity which marks it clearly off from the days before the Conquest and from the Tudor period.

Differ as might the England of the close of the period from the England which William won, it differed still more from the England of the Renaissance and the Reformation.

The four centuries following the Conquest saw much growth and change, otherwise they would have little interest ; but the end, as the beginning, was mediaeval in its simplicity, its romance, its crudeness and its colour, in all that goes essentially to make up the idea of the " Middle Ages."

In this period Feudalism proper grew and decayed, constitutional government had a wonderful genesis and a temporary failure, religion in its orthodox form flourished exceedingly, and triumphed over eager and spasmodic heresy. The period saw infinite possibilities of empire building by English kings, which dwindled as the years wore on and determined the political individuality of England. A traditional feud with France was the method of this determination and affected some of the greatest issues of the period.

Economic forces of immense significance transformed the land, but the form of society at the end of the period, as in the beginning, was mediaeval. It is the object of this little book to trace the essential features of Mediaeval England."
(Preface)

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Mary Queen Of Scots (1912)

https://archive.org/details/maryqueenofscots00oneiuoft/page/n7/mode/2up

The War, 1914: A History And An Explanation For Boys And Girls (1914)

https://archive.org/details/war1914historyan00onei/page/n7/mode/2up

The War, 1915: A History And An Explanation For Boys And Girls (1916)

https://archive.org/details/war1915historyan00onei/page/n9/mode/2up

Stories That Words Tell Us (1918)

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maxgal
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Post by maxgal » May 10th, 2020, 1:40 pm

This would be fun for Word Nerds. :mrgreen:
If someone picks this up, I'd like to do Sections IX ("Words from the Names of Animals") and XVIII ("Nice Words for Nasty Things").
...LJB
Louise
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Post by Kazbek » May 13th, 2020, 7:47 pm

Hmm, do you think we'll be able to find some word nerds at LV? :lol:

Good suggestion. Let's do it! I'll set it up this weekend and will count those two sections as claimed by you.

Michael

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Post by maxgal » May 13th, 2020, 8:45 pm

YAY.
Nerds is as nerds does.
Or does do.
:lol:
Louise
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Post by maxgal » May 13th, 2020, 8:54 pm

O, and just to mention...
I'd much prefer to use the PG text; it's much easier for me logistically than archive.
...LJB :D
Louise
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Post by Kazbek » May 13th, 2020, 9:25 pm

maxgal wrote:
May 13th, 2020, 8:54 pm
O, and just to mention...
I'd much prefer to use the PG text; it's much easier for me logistically than archive.
...LJB :D
Yep, you're not alone. :mrgreen:

Michael

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Post by Kazbek » May 15th, 2020, 4:31 pm

'Tis launched!

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=80048

Michael

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