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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
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English Book Club - Kitely - The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

LynneLynne TeachHomePosts: 9,752 mod
We will start reading this book next week. (Don't forget - even if you can't log into Kitely, you can watch the stream, or recorded video on our YouTube channel.)

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/964/964-h/964-h.htm

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  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,841 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 29
    @Lynne, my new graphics card (the second one) will arrive tomorrow. But I will have to install a different driver. :| :| :|

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    Vocabulary file:-
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/19pJmlmEjHBlTueOeaWMzn5ED16_aYP0F8Yn-dM_yCIY/edit#
    Post edited by Lynne on
  • CanizCaniz Posts: 29 ✭✭
    excited to watch stream recorded video. I think I am not qualified enough to join in Kitely. :) :)
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,841 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Caniz, just join. :)
  • CanizCaniz Posts: 29 ✭✭
    @Xanthippe Ok then I will install software.
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,752 mod
    Caniz, if you can get it to work, you are qualified. :)
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,841 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Lynne, I am ill qualified - too much pink in Kitely as you know. :# :# :#
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,752 mod
    We are going to experiment with using Discord for voice and Kitely for visuals. Fingers crossed.
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,752 mod
    edited January 22
    Elinor - Shiny - April - Anshi Achaa - Reem + Ninna listening

    Elinor - joyousness

    ?jocund? ?sevenscore?

    Shiny - yew bow - cuckoo - primroses - greenwood - blithely - upon -oak

    April

    scarce - thou - bow - boasted (not boosted) - glade's end - herd - wager (soft g) - yew bow - noblest - wilt ne'er - goose shaft - presently

    "As it was, the arrow whistled within three inches of his head. "

    Achaa

    leisure - like - bugle

    Reem

    Nay - stranger (not like strangler) - thee - quoth - cloak - bow - pratest - goose at Michaelmastide - yew bow - shoot (not shout) - coward's name - eke - abide - cudgel - abide thy coming, and joyously - leaned - sturdy
    - sturdily

    prate - to talk foolishly or at tedious length about something

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    Then Robin Hood stepped quickly to the coverside and cut a good staff of ground oak, straight, without new, and six feet in length, and came back trimming away the tender stems from it, while the stranger waited for him, leaning upon his staff, and whistling as he gazed round about.
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  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,752 mod
    edited January 29
    Elinor - April - Shiny - Reem - Abu

    Elinor - blows - thwacked - yon - "Have at him, lads!"

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    Lincoln - the Blue Boar Inn

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    April - ye - know - white - archer - yew

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    Ho, landlord! - weary - apron - levying - rogue - Banbury - Sir Robert

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    Shiny - christening (silent t) - steps (not long a) - spreading - does (not like to do does) - soberly -

    :smile: - asked

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    ??? "fourscore golden angels"


    One bright morning soon after this time, Robin Hood started off to Nottingham Town to find what was a-doing there, walking merrily along the roadside where the grass was sweet with daisies, his eyes wandering and his thoughts also.
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  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,841 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Updates available. :)
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,752 mod
    edited February 5
    Elinor - Learn - Mhoz - Shiny

    Elinor

    and thus sang he - Prythee

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    Learn

    marry - may - Much - laughing - thou - promised - show (not so) - October - beer - howled (silent e) drifted (voiced e) - upon the hearthstone - young - gathered (silent e) - tongue - chalked (silent l) - outlaw

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    Mhoz

    ale - draught of the ale - Hostess - thou (not though) - laughed (past)

    " the shadows grew long beside the woodland edge"

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    Shiny

    upon (not a pan) - hastily - craftsman - host - Nay - shillings - nought

    yon same is a right stout fellow

    ?sty?

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    "Nay," quoth the Tinker—for, by roaming the country, he had learned what dogs were—"take thou what thou wilt have, and let me depart in peace, and may a murrain go with thee. But oh, landlord! An I catch yon scurvy varlet, I swear he shall pay full with usury for that he hath had!"
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  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,841 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Lynne , really ugly:


  • learnlotsoflearnlotsof Posts: 15 ✭✭
    Today was a good sesión!
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,841 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @learnlotof - *session

    Today's session was good.

    By the way you have a very motivating nickname. :)
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,841 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Updates available. :) @april
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,752 mod
    I am not sure if @april has her internet back. :(
    Anyway we will be in Evergreen again today. Send me a TP request.
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,752 mod
    edited February 12
    Elinor Shiny

    yon - blow (rhymes with oh not blouse) - Ho (not oh)

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    thine

    Shiny

    shooting - sheriff - rebel (to rebel vs a rebel) - hither and thither - lasted (from to last) - plumes (plums) - shire

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    pit (not peat) - clothe - meadow - squire and dame - burghers - bedecked - striped (not stripped) - better - palfreys - bridle reins - betwixt - ballads

    hasty bow broadsword Cruikshank :smile:

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    Diakha - robe (not rob) - shoes - fastened - folks - follows - yards (not years) - chosen - archers


    ???""Now what wouldst thou have?"???

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    Nought spake the stranger but took his place, while all was hushed, and no one spoke or even seemed to breathe, so great was the silence for wonder what he would do.
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  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,841 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @april should get the most difficult passages to read next time since she is a truant. I bet she will quarrel. ;) ;)
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,841 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Updates available. I am sure @april won't come because she is a coward. ;) @Lynne, you see she doesn't answer at all.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,497 mod
    I was so shocked that I couldn't answer, @Xanthippe . :)
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,841 ✭✭✭✭✭
    april said:

    I was so shocked that I couldn't answer, @Xanthippe . :)

    I am trying hard to do my homework for Wednesday. :# :# :#
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,752 mod
    edited February 19
    April - Shiny - Elinor - La Hu

    April

    Adam o' the Dell - whosoe'er (whosoever) - thou - depths - clothed

    :smile: hinds

    Shiny

    yon (short for yonder) - ate (not at) - quaffed (silent e) - thickness - quill - Majesty - constable

    "So, be ye bold and be ye crafty."

    Elinor

    goeth

    :smile: quest

    La Hu

    his (s) - thou - gruffly - thief (th) - through - sword (silent w) - beneath - came upon him (not come) - parrying - glanced - constable - yeoman - crown (top of the head) - stout

    :smile: unaware (not underwear)
    do pilgrims to Canterbury wear good Lincoln green beneath their robes

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    Robin Hood stood under the greenwood tree, thinking of Will Stutely and how he might be faring, when suddenly he saw two of his stout yeomen come running down the forest path, and betwixt them ran buxom Maken of the Blue Boar. Then Robin's heart fell, for he knew they were the bearers of ill tidings.

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  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,841 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Lynne, we are hinds of Europe (peasants ;) ).
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,841 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Updates available. :)
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