Many linguistics were afraid that the English would be corrupted, and some expressed the concern that what was being written at that time would would be unrecognizable to future generations. Lexicographers took advantage of the moment and began to set the standards for the language .In the 18th century, there was a switch in the authority from the grammarians to the lexicons. The one person who made a bid for lexicographers authority was Samuel Johnson. He created the role of the dictionary editior. There was a great demand for dictionaries because English was the first language in the country, and the English was taught in the schools.
The rediscovery of Lucretius’ De rerum natura is considered to be one of the most contingent turning points of modern history. From its enlightened birth circa 55 BC- to its unearthing in the medieval Germany by humanist and book hunter, Poggio Bracciolini- the De rerum natura’s very existence is a miracle. In the Pulitzer Prize winning book, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, Harvard humanities professor Stephen Greenblatt offers not only an explanation of Lucretius’ poem and its origins in Epicurus, but also explains the threat that De rerum natura posed to Catholic theology, and Lucretius’ influence on later philosophers, from Thomas More to Thomas Jefferson.
The age of enlightenment was a revolutionary experience for us all. Starting in the late 1600 's by philosopher Thomas Hobbes, the enlightenment period helped construct a structured authoritative system. Behind it all were men known as the enlightenment thinkers. John Locke and Baron de Montesquieu are two of the more famously know enlightened thinkers. The two philosophers had both similarities and differences, when it came to the construction of our government today, but through the many differences, they both had the same key idea.
Magna Carta had a significant impact on American history from the very beginning. Since the new colonies was the Frist Charter of Virginia, Sir Edward Coke helped draft of the protection of Magna Carta to North America by confirming that English law had jurisdiction in the new colonies. Sir Edward Coke is one of the leaders praising highly the idea of Magna Carta, in his opinion; Magna Carta is the essence and the cornerstone of British justice and it is more important than any other legal
It enabled Americans to communicate faster during this time period. Edgar Allan Poe, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the invention of the Morse code are all important figures and events from the 1800-1870s era that reflects how this time period was revolutionary.
According to Gerald Jampolsky, author of Change Your mind: Change Your Life, “[…] We are afraid that we are going to be hurt, rejected or unloved again and are fearful of the future because we believe that the awful past is doomed to repeat itself. When this is our belief, we find that is impossible to be happy in the present. Instead we spend our time superimposing the past upon the present.” This quote implies that by holding on to the pain from our past, it prevents us from thriving in our current lives. We have no control over the past, however, the present moment provides us with the ability to make actual changes that will dictate our future. When we perceive the past to be the directors of the future, we overlook the importance of the present.
After the Norman invasion, English was not the first language of the ruling classes. For several countries, French and Latin were spoken in England as well as English which in its many regional forms was the language of everyday life and of the lower classes. In the fourteenth century, the official government documents were first written in English, a sense of a national
However, I now have a different out look. He was not trying to discourage me, but rather the opposite. He was trying to get me to over come my fears. He knew that no amount of lessons and no amount of practice was going to help if I did not believe in myself. I blamed why I kept falling on a lack of control, but this was not completely true.
This is something that is prone to happen and quite a few of Shakespeare’s words, for example, crimeless, insisture, primy, unsisting, etc. happened to disappear as the English language continued to evolve. This was the process which led to literary language slowly rising towards standardization. 3.3 Standardization of the English Language William Shakespeare’s writings are a part of one of the factors that led to the standardization of English, because as soon as they became popular, his words and phrases were put into full action and from this, the grammar and rules of English slowly started being established. Moreover, his writings represent the rules that are currently being used in the English language, for example, he reinitiated the use of suffixes in grammar.