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" 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. "
CHAUCER A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL MANUAL - Page 489
by ELEANOR PRESCOTT HAMMOND, PH. D - 1908
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The Universal Anthology: A Collection of the Best Literature ..., Volume 10

Richard Garnett - Anthologies - 1899
...wrastling he wold bere away the ram. He was short shuldre'd, brode, a thikke gnarre.* Ther n'as no door, that he n'olde heve of harre/ Or breke it at a renning with his hede. His berd as any sowe or fox was rede, And therto brode, as though it were a spade. Upon the cop...
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The universal anthology, a collection of the best literature ..., Volume 10

Richard Garnett - 1899
...wrastling he wold bere away the ram. He was short shuldred, brode, a thikke gnarre.8 Ther n'as no door, that he n'olde heve of harre/ Or breke it at a renning with his hede. His berd as any sowe or fox was rede, And therto brode, as though it were a spade. Upon the cop...
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The Masters of English Literature

Stephen Lucius Gwynn - English literature - 1904 - 423 pages
...ther he cam, At wrastlynge he wolde have awey the ram, He was short sholdred, brood, a thikke knarre, Ther nas no dore that he nolde heve of harre, Or breke it at a rennyng with his heed. His berd, as any sowe or foxe, was reed, And therto brood, as though it were...
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Selections from Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer - Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages - 1907 - 316 pages
...he cam, At wrestling he wolde have alwey the ram. He was short-sholdred, brood, a thikke knarre, 550 Ther nas no dore that he nolde heve of harre, Or breke it, at a running, with his heed. His berd as any sowe or fox was reed, And therto brood, as though it were a...
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English Poetry (1170-1892).

John Matthews Manly - English poetry - 1907 - 580 pages
...he cam, At wrastlynge he wolde have alwey the ram.4 He was short-sholdred, brood, a thikke knarre,' Ther nas no dore that he nolde heve of harre,* Or breke it at a rennyng with his heed. 551 His berd, as any sowe or fox, was reed, And therto brood, as though it were...
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Chaucer: A Bibliographical Manual

Eleanor Prescott Hammond - 1908 - 579 pages
...the rapid and hardbreathing movement of the preparations for the tournament, Knight's Tale 1636 ff., or the still more forcible and powerfully alliterative...marked as Tennyson's And flashing round and round aW whirled in an arch, but the two first of Chaucer's three lines are as certainly overweighted with...
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Chaucer & His Poetry

Edward William Edmunds - Poets, English - 1914 - 218 pages
...ther he cam, At wrastlynge he wolde have awey the ram. He was short-sholdred, brood, a thikke knarre, Ther nas no dore that he nolde heve of harre, Or breke it at a rennyng with his heed. His berd, as any sowe or fox, was reed, And therto brood, as though it were...
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The Leading English Poets from Chaucer to Browning: Ed., with Introduction ...

Lucius Hudson Holt - English poetry - 1915 - 918 pages
...he cam, At wrastliug he wolde have alwey the ram. He was short-sholdred, brood, a tbikke knarre, 55i absence, have not been to me As is a landscape to a blind man's eye: But oft, in beed. His lie nl as any sowe or fox was reed, And ther-to brood, as though it were a spade. Up-on the...
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The Leading English Poets from Chaucer to Browning

Lucius Hudson Holt - English poetry - 1915 - 918 pages
...he cam, At wrastling he wolde have alwey the ram. He was short-sholdred, brood, a thikke knarre, 5Si ve feast, For want whereof poore people oft did pyne : And all renuing, with his heed. His berd as any sowe or fox was reed, And ther-to brood, as though it were...
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Readings in English Literature

Roy Bennett Pace - English literature - 1917 - 512 pages
...he cam, At wrastling he wolde have alwey the ram. 175 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 herd as any sowe or fox was reed, And ther-to brood, as though it were a spade. 180 Up-on the cop...
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