The sabab repetition, verbatim et literatim
, for each transmitter up to and including the Prophet seems like a purely literary construct, if only because the chances that exactly the same thing happens to three men of consecutive generations are next to nil.
There is thus, given the reported consistency of forms across this variety of hands, the likelihood that the language here represents literatim
copying of the forms of the received exemplar.
Because what I have written heretofore has been taken verbatim et literatim
and a character given me to which I am no more entitled than the man in the moon; I am credited with being "great," "powerful," and finally crowned as "good.
We can readily explain, if not account for, the manuscripts' striking divergence: as David Mills observes, with two fragmentary exceptions all copies of the cycle postdate the year of its final performance, 1575, rendering the cycle manuscripts more likely a product of the sixteenth century's standardized early-modern English than a literatim
transcription of its hypothetical late-medieval exemplar.
The text is a literatim
copy of the OE manuscript (see also Ciszek 2008 a and b).
Baker, Houston, 1984, Blues, Ideology and Afro-American Literatim
, Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
He reproduces literatim
the data for 8 August to 10 October, setting plague deaths alongside total deaths, the table showing 49,709 to have died of plague and 59,870 in all.
Because these records are literatim
transcripts local and regional features of language are preserved within them.
Luca Cumani, trainer of Literatim
"It's a difficult race with lots of runners, but he is well.
The seven-year-old, trained by Terry Mills, showed that he was still a force to be reckoned with by defying top weight of 10st at Sandown last month when beating Literatim
by three-quarters of a length.
The seven-year-old, trained by Terry Mills, showed that he is still a force to be reckoned with by defying top weight of 10st at Sandown last month when beating Literatim
by a three-quarters of a length.
A reference to a remembered succession of events produces the expectation that the succession will be repeated literatim