Chaucer: A Bibliographical Manual

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Macmillan, 1908 - 579 pages

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Page 484 - O, how this spring of love resembleth The uncertain glory of an April day ; Which now shows all the beauty of the sun, And by and by a cloud takes all away ! Re-enter PANTHINO.
Page 484 - As watchman to my heart. But, good my brother, Do not, as some ungracious pastors do, Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven, Whilst, like a puffd and reckless libertine, Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads And recks not his own rede.
Page 56 - Chaucer, thogh he kan but lewedly On metres and on rymyng craftily, Hath seyd hem in swich Englissh as he kan, Of olde tyme, as knoweth many a man. And if he have noght seyd hem, leve brother, In o book, he hath seyd hem in another. For he hath toold of loveris up and doun Mo than Ovide made of mencioun, In hise Episteles that been ful olde; What sholde I tellen hem, syn they ben tolde?
Page 485 - He was short-sholdred, brood, a thikke knarre, Ther nas no dore that he nolde heve of harre, Or breke it, at a renning, with his heed. His berd as any sowe or fox was reed, And ther-to brood, as though it were a spade.
Page 519 - Tale, of the Canterbury Tales, in 6 parallel Texts (from the 6 MSS named below), together with Tables, showing the Groups of the Tales, and their varying order in 38 MSS of the Tales, and in 5 old printed editions, and also Specimens from several MSS of the "Moveable Prologues...
Page 520 - XV. The Man of Law's, Shipman's, and Prioress's Tales, with Chaucer's own Tale of Sir Thopas, in 6 parallel Texts from the MSS above named, and 10 coloured drawings of Tellers of Tales, after the originals in the Ellesmere MS.
Page 521 - XXIII. Odd Texts of Chaucer's Minor Poems, Part I, containing 1. two MS fragments of ' The Parlament of Foules ; ' 2. the two differing versions of ' The Prologue to the Legende of Good Women,' arranged so as to show their differences ; 3.
Page 468 - Chaucer's time ended in e originally ended in a, we may reasonably presume that our ancestors first passed from the broader sound of a to the thinner sound of e feminine, and not at once from a to e mute.
Page 521 - The Cronycle made by Chaucer,' both from MSS written by Shirley, Chaucer's contemporary. XXIV. A One-Text Print of Chaucer's Minor Poems, being the best Text from the Parallel-Text Edition, Part I, containing, I. The Dethe of Blaunche the Duchesse, II.
Page 496 - Rocks, caves, lakes, fens, bogs, dens, and shades of death (Paradise Lost, ii. 621), and in Pope's: And ten low words oft creep in one dull line (Essay on Criticism, 1.

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