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London Printed for John Bell British Library May 29 27 837

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POETICAL WORKS

OF

GEOFF. CHAUCER.

IN FOURTEEN VOLUMES.
THE MISCELLANEOUS PIECES

From Urry's Edition 1721,
THE CANTERBURY TALES

From Tyrwhitt's Edition 1775.

D

Grete well CHAUCER whan ye mete----
Of ditees and of songes glade,
The which be---made,
The londe fulfilled is over all.

GOWER.
My maister CHAUCER---chiefe poete of Bretayne----
Whom all this londe schulde ofryght preferre,
Sith of our langage hc was the lode-sterre--..
That made.firft to dyftylle and rayne
The gold dewe dropy's of fpeche and eloquence
Into our tunge thrugh his excellence.

LYDGATE.
The honour of English tong is dede----
My mayfter CHAUCER, fioure of eloquence,
Mirrour of fructuous entendement,
Universel fadir in science----
This londis verray trefour and richesse----
The firfte fynder of our fayre langage.

OCCLEVE.
Venerabill CHAUCER, principall poete but pere,
Hevinly trumpet, orlege and regulere,
In eloquence balme, condict and diall,
Mylky fountane, clere ftrand, and rois riall,
Of fresche endite throw Albioun iland braid. DOUGLAS.

O reverend CHAUCER! role of rethouris all,
Asin oure toung flourimperial
That raise in Brittanc evir, quha reidis right
Thou beiris of Makers the triumphs royall,
The fresche enamilt termes celeftiall:
This mater couth baif illuminit full bricht,
Was thou nocht, of our Inglis all the light,
Surmounting every toung terrestriall
As far as Mayi's morrow dois midnight.

DUNBAR

VOL. XIV.

EDINBURG:
AT THE Apollo Press, BY THE MARTINS.

Anno 1782.

ND

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