By Richard Lederer
With attention-grabbing etymologies and letter styles of greater than four hundred daily phrases, bestselling language author Richard Lederer bargains insights into the main bedazzling, beguiling, and bewitching phrases within the English language. Readers will become aware of why William Shakespeare will be hiding within the previous testomony; why "run" is the longest observe in English; how people's names develop into universal phrases; and the way the Bible, mythology, the ocean, the land, exhibit enterprise, and video games spark phrases and words in daily vocabulary. Chock-full of transfixing note histories, magical letter play, and hilarious puns, Amazing Words is an important booklet for wordaholics, logolepts, and verbivores.
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K. G. Goblirsch et al. [= NOWELE 31±2] (Odense, 1997), pp. 313±23, has now been superseded by the edition and discussion by H. Gneuss, `A Newly-Found Fragment of an Anglo-Saxon Psalter', ASE 27 (1998), pp. 273±87. Gneuss identi®ed the Sondershausen leaf as a further fragment from the manuscript from which the Pembroke and Haarlem strips have survived. , pp. 278±81, for the textual relationships with other psalters. 19 The intellectual foundations of the English Benedictine reform no. 291. Edition: LindeloÈf, `Die altenglischen Glossen im BosworthPsalter'.
Morin, S. lix. in psalmos, Anecdota Maredsolana III, part ii (Oxford, 1897); repr. in CCSL 78 (Turnhout, 1958), 3±352. The matter is complicated further by the circumstance that in Royal 4. A. XIV, Jerome's Tractatus present some interpolations from the pseudo-Hieronymian Breuiarium in psalmos (CPL, no. 629; ptd PL 26, 871±1346), an anonymous psalm commentary which possibly originated in Ireland before 800: cf. Wright, `Hiberno-Latin Commentaries', pp. 98±9, and the references given there. For the insertions from the Breuiarium in the text of Jerome's Tractatus, see also Warner and Gilson, Catalogue I, 81, and Morin, CCSL 78, pp.
The other fragment is Cambridge, St John's College Aa. 5. 1, fol. 67; s. viii1; Gneuss, `Handlist', no. 154). For a list of all surviving manuscripts of the Expositio, see J. W. Halporn, `The Manuscripts of Cassiodorus' ``Expositio Psalmorum'' ', Traditio 37 (1981), 388±96. Cf. Davey, `Commentary of the Regius Psalter', p. 338. , pp. 336±8. The ®gures and tropes explained and referred to in the Expositio are conveniently indexed by Knappe, Traditionen der klassischen Rhetorik, pp. 491±9. On the historical context of the Leiden Glossary, see below, pp.
Amazing Words: An Alphabetical Anthology of Alluring, Astonishing, Beguiling, Bewitching, Enchanting, Enthralling, Mesmerizing, Miraculous, Tantalizing, Tempting, and Transfixing Words by Richard Lederer