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" He must have been a man of a most wonderful comprehensive nature, because, as it has been truly observed of him, he has taken into the compass Of his Canterbury Tales the various manners and humours (as we now call them) of the whole English nation, in... "
Blackwood's Magazine - Page 630
1845
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden

John Dryden - English poetry - 1900 - 559 pages
...him, he has taken into the compass of his " Canterbury Tales" the various manners and humours (as we now call them) of the whole English nation, in his...inclinations, but in their very physiognomies and persons. Baplista Portat could not have described their natures better than by the marks f which the poet gives...
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Dedication of Examen poeticum. A discourse concerning the original and ...

John Dryden - Criticism - 1900
...him, he has taken into the compass of his 10 Canterbury Talcs the various manners and humours (as we now call them) of the whole English nation, in his...not only in their inclinations, but in their very 15 physiognomies and persons. Baptista Porta could not have described their natures better, than by...
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Canterbury Tales: The Prologue and Squire's Tale

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1904 - 182 pages
...observed of him, he has taken into the compass of his Canterbury Tales the very manners and humours (as we now call them) of the whole English nation, in his...their very physiognomies and persons. Baptista Porta [a celebrated physiognomist] could not have described their natures better than by the marks which...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden

John Dryden - 1904 - 662 pages
...him, he has taken into the compass of his " Canterbury Tales " the various manners and humours (as we now call them) of the whole English nation, in his...in their very physiognomies and persons. Baptista Portat could not have described their natures better than by the marks which the poet gives them. The...
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The Masters of English Literature

Stephen Lucius Gwynn - English literature - 1904 - 423 pages
...whole English nation, in his age. Not a single character has escaped him. All his pilgrims are severely distinguished from each other ; and not only in their...persons. Baptista Porta could not have described their names better, than by the marks which the poet gives them. The matter and manner of their tales, and...
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The Masters of English Literature

Stephen Lucius Gwynn - English literature - 1904 - 423 pages
...of him. he has taken into the compass of his Canterbury Tales the various manners and humours (as we now call them) of the whole English nation, in his...single character has escaped him. All his pilgrims are severely distinguished from each other; and not only in their inclinations, but in their very physiognomies...
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English Essays

Walter Cochrane Bronson - Digital images - 1905 - 404 pages
...him, he 10 has taken into the compass of his Canterbury Tales the various manners and humors (as we now call them) of the whole English nation in his...each other, and not only in their inclinations but in 15 their very physiognomies and persons. Baptista Porta could not have described their natures better...
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Seventeenth Century Prose ...

Elizabeth Lee - English prose literature - 1907 - 85 pages
...he has taken into the compass of his " Canterbury Tales " the various manners and humours 30 (as we now call them) of the whole English nation, in his...the marks which the poet gives them. The matter and manner of their tales and of their telling are so suited to their different educations, humours and...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 39

Charles William Eliot - Literature - 1909
...of him, he has taken into the compass of his Canterbury Tales the various manners and humors (as we now call them) of the whole English nation, in his age. Not a single character has escap'd him. All his pilgrims are severally distinguish'd from each other; and not only in their inclinations,...
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Chaucer Traditions: Studies in Honour of Derek Brewer

Ruth Morse, Barry Windeatt - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 292 pages
...offers a neoclassical version of the Kittredgian view: All his Pilgrims are severally distinguish'd from each other; and not only in their Inclinations, but in their very Phisiognomies and Persons . . . The Matter and Manner of their Tales, and of their Telling, are so...
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