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By William Boyd

Within the small African republic of Kinjanja, British diplomat Morgan Leafy bumbles seriously via his activity. His love of ladies, his fondness for drink, and his loathing for the rustic turn out ambitious stumbling blocks on his street to any form of good fortune. but if he turns into an operative in Operation Kingpin and is charged with tracking front runner in Kinjanja's nationwide elections, Morgan senses a chance to accomplish actual specialist acceptance and, extra importantly, reassignment.

After he reveals himself being blackmailed, clinically determined with a venereal ailment, making an attempt bribery, and confounded with a lifeless physique, Morgan realizes that little or no goes in accordance with plan.

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Hafo, hafu "have" (for WS ha:bbe) is confined to the Anglian group. 3). Although there are some exceptions, in prose the preterite of cuman "come" contains a w that is missing in West Saxon. 4). The Anglian preterite plural segon and past participle gesegen to the verb seon "see" correspond to WS SQwon and gesewen, and never appear in the Southern group of poems. 5). S). The spelling ah for WS ac "but" is an Anglian characteristicprobably a Mercian one when, as in verse, it is unaccompanied by any other type of word-final spirantization.

Fulk, A History oj Old English Meter (Philadelphia, 1992). 8. Heinrich Leo, Commentatio quae de ipso Cynewulfus, sive Cenevulfus, sive Coenevulfus, poeta Anglo-Saxonicus tradiderit (Halle, 1857). 9. See Schaar, Critical Studies, 235-309. 10. , 1888); Frank Jewett Mather, "The Cynewulf Question from a Metrical Point of View," MLN 7 (1892): 97-107; and cf. Moritz Trautmann, "Der sogenannte Crist," Anglia 18 (1896): 382-88, at 386-87. II. Satyendra Kumar Das, Cynewulf and the Cynewulf Canon (Calcutta, 1942); S.

Conner Similarly, we have to make sure that we are not, by mis-dating poems, making it impossible to read them within such contexts as have, indeed, been preserved for them. We know a great deal more about the culture of tenth-century England than we do of eighth- or ninth-century England. A text which has been copied in that period (and all of the poems which Fulk identifies as Mercian were copied during or just after the tenth century) should not be appropriated for another time and place, unless the arguments for doing so are very strong.

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