What kind of English Language is this?
I downloaded a free Kindle book of short stories, called "The Hawthorn", published in 1845. Below is a copy of one of the pages.
I wonder what kind of English was used at that time? It does not seem to be the kind of English language we use today?
BTW, I really enjoy reading the stories.
"in presence of females. But I will go with you, if my mother will give me permission." Mrs. Ormsby's leave was asked and obtained, and Mr. Ormsby cautioned his children to be absent but a short time. Frederick took his sister toward the woods that stretched down to the water's edge, a little beyond the cottage, and they were soon out of sight. In a short time, the little party that remained on the sands, were alarmed by a succession of violent shrieks, accompanied by another voice laughing loudly; and looking up the river,"
Anonymous. The Hawthorne / A Christmas and New Years Present (Kindle Locations 108-112).