Chaucer: A Bibliographical Manual

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Macmillan, 1908 - 579 pages

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Page 488 - 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 488 - 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 489 - Then shakes his powder'd coat, and barks for joy. Heedless of all his pranks, the sturdy churl Moves right toward the mark ; nor stops for aught But now and then with pressure of his thumb To adjust the fragrant charge of a short tube, That fumes beneath his nose : the trailing cloud Streams far behind him, scenting all the air.
Page 525 - 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 523 - 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 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 467 - Tis true, I cannot go so far as he who published the last edition of him; for he would make us believe the fault is in our ears, and that there were really ten syllables in a verse where we find but nine...
Page 35 - Cresseid; of whom, truly, I know not whether to meruaile more, either that he in that mistie time could see so clearely, or that wee in this cleare age walke so stumblingly after him.
Page 536 - AD 1246 (the Latin source of the French original of Chaucer's Melibe), edited from the MSS, by Dr. Thor Sundby. Of the Second Series, the issue for 1874 is, 9. Essays on Chaucer, his Words and Works, Part II.
Page 500 - 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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