Early Modern English
Definition - The written and spoken version of English that was used between about 1500 and 1650.

Notes:
1. It is the English of Shakespeare and the King James Bible.

Example -

Our father which art in heauen,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdome come. Thy will be done,
in earth, as it is in heauen.
Giue vs this day our daily bread.
And forgiue vs our debts,
as we forgiue our debters.
And lead vs not into temptation,
but deliuer vs from euill:
For thine is the kingdome,
and the power, and the glory, for euer, Amen.

(The Lord's Prayer in Early Modern English; taken from the 1611 King James Bible.)



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