Online Library of Liberty New to the Library Taine, The Origins of Contemporary France (1893) Hippolyte Taine’s 5 part history of modern France, The Origins of Contemporary France, in 6 volumes. They are The Old Regime (1875); The Revolution, vol. 1 Anarchy (1878); The Revolution, vol. 2 The Jacobin Conquest (1881); The Revolution, vol. 3 The Revolutionary Government (1883); and … Liberty Matters David Womersley, "John Trenchard and the Opposition to Standing Armies" (September, 2016) John Trenchard (1662-1723) was a radical Whig and Commonwealthman who, along with his collaborator Thomas Gordon (1692-1750), were important voices defending constitutionalism and individual liberty in the 1720s in England.
Happy Michaelmas! St. Michael and All Angels“Ye that excel in strength” Service and strength, God’s Angels and Archangels;His Seraphs fires, and lamps his Cherubim:Glory to God from highest and from lowest,Glory to God in everlasting hymnFrom all his creatures. Princes that serve, and Powers that work his pleasure,Heights that soar toward him, Depths that sink toward him;Flames fire out-flaming, chill beside his Essence;Insight all-probing, save where scant and dimToward its Creator. Sacred and free exultant in God’s pleasure,His will their solace, thus they wait on him;And shout their shout of ecstasy eternal,And trim their splendours that they burn not dimToward their Creator. Wherefore with Angels, wherefore with Archangels,With lofty Cherubs, loftier Seraphim,We laud and magnify our God Almighty,And veil our faces rendering love to himWith all his creatures. ~ Christina Rossetti Today, we celebrate Michaelmas - the slaying of the dragon, representative of the dark and the letting in of the Light of God.
A history and some revival fonts < The Fell Types The Fell Types took their name from John Fell, a Bishop of Oxford in the seventeenth-century. Not only he created an unique collection of printing types but he started one of the most important adventures in the history of typography. You will find here a non-exhaustive history and a modern digitization of some of them. Waldorf Homeschooling - Waldorf home school curriculum Planet eBook The Dragon/Heater Celebration (Waldorf in the Home) CREATING SPECIAL MOMENTS Part I, The Dragon/Heater Celebration from Esther Leisher Family life, and life in general, is enormously enriched if we remember to create special moments. Those moments can be festivals or holidays that much of the world is celebrating, or they can be unique to your family. Some may be so simple that you hardly know what to call them. Here are some of the ideas I had for the celebration of everyday things--turning on the heater for winter, the first hike of spring, pulling the first carrot out of the garden, celebrating an abundance of sunflowers. The Dragon/Heater Celebration Something everyday can become magical through making it a ceremony. For conquering the dragon, everyone (including the grownups) might have a simple cloak and a wooden sword they have made themselves (more or less). Once conquered, the paper dragon is placed near the heater and, with a "whoof," enters the heater (Dad has just turned up the thermostat).
User:@pple/List of archaic English words and their modern equivalents This is a list of archaic English words and their modern equivalents. These words and spellings are now considered archaic or obsolete within the current status of the English language. Given both the rapidity of change in modern English and the number of versions used by nations and cultures, it should be borne in mind that dates are approximate and that the information here may not apply to all versions of English. The evolution of the English language is characterized by three phases. The first period dates from approximately 450 (the settlement of the Angles, Saxons and Jutes in England) to 1066 AD (the Norman Conquest). The impact of dictionaries in the definition of obsolescent or archaic forms has caused the standardization of spelling, hence many variant forms have fallen into disuse.
从“一”开始的语文：“一”的教学设想（一）_吴蓓的空间 从“一”开始的语文 吴 蓓 在华德福学校，一年级开学的第一天，通常上的第一节课是形线画（Form Drawing），老师教学生们画一条竖线。从一个简单的故事，或事物中，引发学生对竖直线的关注，先在地上练习走竖线，再用手在空间画竖线，然后在黑板或桌子上比划，最后才用笔在纸上画出来。 形线画是华德福教育的特色，作为小学的一门必修课程，由鲁道夫斯坦纳首创。 斯坦纳强调形线画与写字和几何之间的关联。 为什么一开始重点画竖直线，是因为竖直线对应人体的脊柱。 在中国的文化里，一字的地位举足轻重，老子言：“道生一，一生二，二生三，三生万物。 在每周四共生小书院的备课会上，我和听众分享了对“一”的看法，当大家一起读完老子和许慎关于“一”的说法，一位听众常颖说：“我知道为什么古人用横线来写一了，一生二，一把天地划分开来。” 对于中国的学生，我们可以先学画横线，再学习竖线、曲线，还可以用横线、竖线、曲线来组合成不同的图案，比如八卦就是不同的横线组合的，太极图是曲线组合的。 开学第一周 第一天： 斯坦纳说：“儿童认为自己是一个形象(Image)，他们也希望一切的事物都以形象表现，因为如此，我们可以见到学生们多么需要老师们能运用想象力，能有艺术的气质，如此老师才能以一种真正「活跃」的心灵与学生们相见。” 如果我们的古人是从天地万物的划分来发明横写的“一”字，是否可以讲盘古开天地的故事？ 传说太古时候，天地不分，整个宇宙好像一个大鸡蛋，里面混沌一团，漆黑一片，我们的老祖宗盘古就孕育在这个大鸡蛋中。 我第一次对盘古的故事有印象，是在英国学习创世纪神话的时候，圣经里的上帝创造了天地万物，他要求人服从他的旨意。 老师课前在黑板上画一幅有关盘古开天地的画，讲完故事，老师可以请学生们临摹。 传说中的盘古氏 盘古在鸡蛋里 第二天： 复习第一天讲的故事。 或者“天地合闭……就象个大西瓜，合得团团圆圆的，包罗万物在内，计一万零八百年，凡一切诸物，皆溶化其中矣。 斯坦纳说： “你一定要清楚明白儿童在九至十岁以前还不知道如何分别「自己」与周遭的环境。 在空间或桌子上用手比划“一”横后，学习用铅笔或彩笔在纸上写“一”，注意握笔姿势。 研究汉字起源易经的学者萧启宏先生为“一”写的诗为： 天地之始，一为太极。 一音通乙，一动成乙。 萧先生认为，“一”的发音和“乙”一样，“一”是静态一的记录，“乙”是动态一的表现。 关于“一”有关的词语：“一网打尽。 第三天： 第四天 八卦
ICDL - International Children's Digital Library Do it Yourself Eurythmy Archaic English Grammar -- dan.tobias.name Some people like to speak or write in archaic English because they think it's cute to say something like "I thinketh thou stinketh!" Methinks they should at least try to get the archaic grammar correct. (Can you spot all the errors in the above "archaic" sentence?) This page is to help you get the grammar right when you decide to get medieval with your language. The question, of course, then comes up of just which era of archaic English you should be emulating. Pronouns and their Verb Conjugations These are the things people use most often to "affect" an archaic feel to their language. 1 My/mine and thy/thine were used similarly to a/an; "my" and "thy" preceded a word beginning with a consonant sound, while "mine" and "thine" preceded a word beginning with a vowel sound. 2 Note that "ye" is the nominative and "you" is the accusative, which is counterintuitive given that thou/thee go the opposite way. 'Familiar' and 'Formal' Forms of Address Past Tenses Silent 'e' External links