Harris stood in the Robing Room. Mates introduced her to Ross. Her hair was
collected beneath her cap and her strong arms were bared to the world. She was
in her early forties and had never done a day's dieting in her life. Mates's wife had
Author: Quentin Letts
Publisher: Hachette UK
The Rev Tom Ross's quiet and semi-alcoholic life as chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons is about to be shattered. Pastor Petroc Stone of a central London, evangelical church gives sanctuary to a young man being chased by the police for making an anti-Islamic protest. Politicians rage about the Church of England giving a safe haven to a dangerous criminal and Islamists surround the church building, furious at the boy's insult. Meanwhile, the charismatic, white-maned Don of Doubt, Augustus Dymock, and his secular campaign, the Thought Foundation, are pressuring the Church to sell hundreds of its under-used places of worship. As the stories twist and flow together, Ross finds himself caught up in a world of bribes, violence and political spin and, at high personal cost, he must confront his demons. The Speaker's Wife mixes Westminster intrigue with searching depictions of an England which has neglected its beliefs. Laugh-aloud satire is mixed with moving passages about the human condition and even a fairytale love story.
The poem is about how the speaker is mourning the loss of his wife, so (A) is the
correct answer. ... While line 2 suggests that the speaker's wife seems to have
been “Brought” to him like Alcestis was brought back from the dead, the speaker
Author: The Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
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As for the two sums of money which Spoudias owes, they are both recorded in a
written document left by Polyeuktos' wife, which Spoudias saw and made no
objection to (41.20–4). Finally the speaker rejects Spoudias' claim that
Author: Douglas M. MacDowell
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Category: Literary Criticism
In the most comprehensive account available of the texts of Demosthenes, Douglas M. MacDowell describes and assesses all of the great orator's speeches, including those for the lawcourts as well as the addresses to the Ekklesia. Besides the genuine speeches, MacDowell also covers those which have probably wrongly been ascribed to Demosthenes, such as the ones written for delivery by Apollodorus; and he considers too the Epistles, the Prooemia, and the puzzling Erotic Speech.
(8) English (Indo-European, Germanic) (Givón 1978: 80) Oh, my wife is not
pregnant. On the other hand, if the pregnancy of the speaker's wife has been
discussed before or if there is any other reason for the speaker to believe that the
Author: Jesse Mortelmans
Category: Foreign Language Study
The present volume contains a selection of papers presented at the 7th Chronos colloquium in Antwerp (2006). They specifically focus on issues dealing with the categories of Aktionsart, aspect and tense, and the possible relations between these categories, mainly in Germanic and Romance languages. Some of the papers in this collection put the relation between tense and modal meaning into focus, which was in fact the Antwerp conferenceOCOs special topic. More in particular, the papers in this volume deal with: non-state imperfectives in Romance and West-Germanic, aspectual properties of French locative constructions, a new typology of accomplishments and achievements, the compatibility of (im)perfective aspect with negation, temporal properties of gerundive adjunct clauses in Portuguese, the Present Perfective Puzzle, the multiple meanings of the present perfect in the Germanic languages, modal uses of present and non-present tenses in Dutch and French, the impossibility to use OCyperfectiveOCO viewpoint tenses in conditional protases."
In the utterance on which Goodwin focuses, “I gave up smoking cigarettes one
week ago today actually”, although the speaker's wife, a knowing recipient, is not
the original target of the speaker's news announcement, when the speaker finds
Author: Tanya Stivers
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Each time we take a turn in conversation we indicate what we know and what we think others know. However, knowledge is neither static nor absolute. It is shaped by those we interact with and governed by social norms - we monitor one another for whether we are fulfilling our rights and responsibilities with respect to knowledge, and for who has relatively more rights to assert knowledge over some state of affairs. This book brings together an international team of leading linguists, sociologists and anthropologists working across a range of European and Asian languages to document some of the ways in which speakers manage the moral domain of knowledge in conversation. The volume demonstrates that if we are to understand how speakers manage issues of agreement, affiliation and alignment - something clearly at the heart of human sociality - we must understand the social norms surrounding epistemic access, primacy and responsibilities.
In his vocation as poet, the speaker must deal with the everyday distractions of a
daughter's tears and a wife's screams, and in so doing, he incorporates these
distractions into the plot of poem, another self-referential layer upon layers.
Author: Dr Sandra Lee Kleppe
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Literary Criticism
Best known as one of the great short story writers of the twentieth century, Raymond Carver also published several volumes of poetry and considered himself as much a poet as a fiction writer. Sandra Lee Kleppe focuses particularly on the complex literary and scientific systems that influenced Carver’s development as a writer as she makes a case for the quality of Carver’s poetic output and the centrality of poetry to Carver’s career.
The last day of the revival, the church hosted a social dinner for the congregation
and the evangelist and his wife were invited. The church's senior elder had
noticed that the invited speaker's wife had seemed very quiet and never left her ...
The law acknowledged a wife's influence on the use of her husband's wealth by
trying to limit her power: a man, when ... In Demosthenes 47.57-58 the speaker's wife tried to plead with her husband's creditors not to confiscate furniture that was
Author: Beryl Rawson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Literary Criticism
A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds draws from both established and current scholarship to offer a broad overview of the field, engage in contemporary debates, and pose stimulating questions about future development in the study of families. Provides up-to-date research on family structure from archaeology, art, social, cultural, and economic history Includes contributions from established and rising international scholars Features illustrations of families, children, slaves, and ritual life, along with maps and diagrams of sites and dwellings Honorable Mention for 2011 Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences PROSE award granted by the Association of American Publishers
in the Prologue, serving, in effect, as additional attributes of the speakers' (p 21). The Wife, like the Monk, 'represents a new and distinctive feature of fourteenth-
century life” (p. 23). Robertson comments on her dress, on the contemporary
Author: Caroline D. Eckhardt
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Literary Criticism
This annotated, international bibliography of twentieth-century criticism on the Prologue is an essential reference guide. It includes books, journal articles, and dissertations, and a descriptive list of twentieth-century editions; it is the most complete inventory of modern criticism on the Prologue.
She was a guest at another party with Howell Cobb, the Georgian who was the Speaker of the House of Representatives; Senator Stephen Douglas of Illinois
and his first wife, Martha; William Corcoran, a merchant who became one of the ...
Author: Joan E. CASHIN
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
When Jefferson Davis became president of the Confederacy, his wife, Varina Howell Davis, reluctantly became the First Lady. Pro-slavery but also pro-Union, Varina Davis was inhibited by her role as Confederate First Lady and unable to reveal her true convictions.Cashin offers a splendid portrait of a fascinating woman who struggled with the constraints of her time and place.