Cabinet Pictures of English Life: Chaucer ...

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Knight, 1845 - 260 pages
 

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Page 39 - Or call up him that left half told The story of Cambuscan bold, Of Camball, and of Algarsife, And who had Canace to wife, That own'd the virtuous ring and glass, And of the wondrous horse of brass, On which the Tartar king did ride...
Page 13 - And busily gan for the soules pray Of them that gave him <25> wherewith to scholay* Of study took he moste care and heed. Not one word spake he more than was need; And that was said in form and reverence, And short and quick, and full of high sentence. Sounding in moral virtue was his speech, And gladly would he learn, and gladly teach.
Page 26 - A KNIGHT there was, and that a worthy man, That from the time that he first began To riden out, he loved chivalry, Truth and honour, freedom and courtesy.
Page 65 - And fashions in the depths the spirit's ladder, That from this gross and visible world of dust, Even to the starry world, with thousand rounds, Builds itself up; on which the unseen powers Move up and down on heavenly ministries The circles in the circles, that approach The central sun with ever-narrowing orbit These see the glance alone, the unsealed eye, Of Jupiter's glad children born in lustre.
Page 13 - And busily gan for the soules pray Of hem that gave him wherewith to scholay. Of study took he most cure and most heed ; Not oe word spak he more than was need ; And that was said in form and reverence, And short and quick, and full of high sentence ; Souning in moral virtue was his speech, And gladly would he learn, and gladly teach.
Page 36 - I become your man from this day forward, of life and limb, and of earthly worship, and unto you shall be true and faithful, and bear to you faith for the tenements (MNj that I claim to hold of you ; saving the faith that I owe unto our sovereign lord the king ;' and then the lord so sitting shall kiss him.
Page 160 - Of nicfi conscience took he no keep. If that he fought, and had the higher hand, By water he sent them home to every land.
Page 38 - Embrouded was he, as it were a mede Al ful of fresshe floures, whyte and rede. 90 Singinge he was, or floytinge, al the day ; He was as fresh as is the month of May.
Page 152 - A long surcote of perse upon he hade, And by his side he bare a rusty blade. Of Norfolk was this reve, of which I tell, Beside a toun, men clepen Baldeswell. Tucked he was, as is a frere, aboute, And ever he rode the hinderest of the route.
Page 27 - And though that he was worthy he was wise, And of his port as meke as is a mayde. He never yet no vilanie ne sayde In alle his lif, unto no manere wight. He was a veray parfit gentil knight.

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