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Through clean readings of texts starting from Homer's Iliad, Swift's Tale of a Tub, and Austen's Emma throughout the usa structure and McCulloch v. Maryland, James Boyd White examines the connection among somebody brain and its language and tradition in addition to the "textual neighborhood" tested among author and viewers. those impressive textual analyses advance a rhetoric—a "way of examining" that may be delivered to any textual content yet that, in broader phrases, turns into a fashion of studying which could form the reader's life.

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D. (R—L) brawijan · haitinazwas . . R. 6 j =^. The stone ends immediately after R. 19 s = ^ (reversed), and it is not certain that the inscription is complete, nor that was . . contained no ending. frraw-ija-n, masc. gen. , _vow-stem; PG */brau-joh-ez/, cf. OHG drewen drouwen »threaten*, OE frreian (fcreade) ,to grieve, torment', OIc. frreyja ,to pine, yearn'; PIE */tr-ow-yon-es/, cf. Olr. misery', Gk. trüö ,fret, torment', OS1. trova, truti ,to wear away'. , masc. nom. , o-stem; PG */hait-in-a-z/, cf.

87; Noreen no. 64; v. Friesen 21*; Krause 1937, no. 11*; Makaev no. 67; M sset no. 1; Krause 1966, no. 31*; Krause 1971, no. 127. 2. Thorsberg chape. Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. D. (A) owli>u|>ewaz (B) niwajemariz R. A-7 e = Π ; B-5 j = (\ ; B-6, 7 em = Η . In words: owlfntfiewaz waje mariz. owlbupewaz, cf. Go. Wulfru(-wulfs), OIc. (Egg-)per. ni (Ala-)theus, OHG Wuld(-berht), (Eggi-)deo, owlpu- = wolp-u- (with /o/ from gen. sg. */wolpoz/); PG */wulp-u-/, cf. Go. wuljnis, OE wuldor (s-stem) ,glory', OIc.

Noreen no. 55; Krause 1937, no. 56*; Marstrander 187-96*; Makaev no. 73; Müsset no. 15; Krause 1966, no. 73*; Krause 1971, no. 76. 27. Tune stone. 0stfold, Norway. D. (A) (I) (L—R) ekwiwazafter · woduri (II) (R—L) dewitadahalaiban : worahto ' (B) (I) (R-L) [me]zwoduride : staina · (II) (R—L) brijozdohtrizdalidun (III) (L—R) arbijarjostezarbijano The only uncertain runes in this inscription, which I believe is complete, are found at the beginning of line B-I, where the lower portion of four staffs are visible.

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