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By Vivian Cook

Delve into the hidden nature of phrases:
An impossible to resist mixture of details, interest, and fun

Linguist Vivian prepare dinner takes us on a super sequence of tours into the heritage and that means of phrases: How can we study phrases as a toddler? How are phrases born, and why do they die? Why do a little by no means get spoken, and others by no means written? each one bankruptcy is charmingly illustrated—and observed via a wealthy collection of video games, lists, puzzles, and fees. From well mannered phrases to crass phrases, from p-c phrases to Shakespeare’s phrases, from nutrition and wine phrases to jazz and drug words—the publication is an exhilarating exploration into the abundance and diversity of phrases.

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W. Hebel, 5 vols (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1933), Vol. 296. 60 William Camden, ‘The Romans in Britaine’, in Britannia, translated by Philemon Holland (1607). give particular attention to “The Picts Wall,” describing its erection under Hadrian as a barrier against the barbarians of the north and enlarging its historical presence with marginal illustrations of surviving “monuments and Altars, [erected by Roman soldiers] with inscriptions to their idol Gods, for the prosperity of their Emperors and selves”’ (p.

2 (June 2002), pp. 226–8, p. 228. 21 René Weis, ‘Caesar’s Revenge: A Neglected Elizabethan Source of Antony and Cleopatra’, Shakespeare Jahrbuch (1983), pp. 178–86. 22 Boas, University Drama in the Tudor Age, p. 276. 23 The suggestive conjunction of father / uncle confusion and the black clothing here certainly seems to anticipate Hamlet, as too does Cato’s observation that prodigies have recently been observed, Cornelia’s comparing of herself to Niobe just before her suicide, and Cleopatra’s comment that Ile bring thee to Great Alexanders Tombe, Where he, whome all the world could not suffice, In bare six foote of Earth, intombed lies.

He proved so unbalanced and tyrannical that he too was soon murdered, and the succession passed to Germanicus’ younger brother Claudius, who is famously supposed to have pretended all his life to be weak-minded so as to avoid being murdered. Claudius married as the last of his four wives his widowed niece Agrippina Minor, younger daughter of Germanicus, who is said to have poisoned him so that her own son Nero could succeed rather than Claudius’ son Britannicus. Nero repaid his mother’s schemes by murdering her, before himself coming to a bad end.

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