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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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Selections from Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1921 - 505 pages
...ther he cam, At wrastling he wolde have alwey 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 renning with his heed, His berd as any sowe or fox was reed, And ther-to brood as though it were a spade. Up-on the cop right...
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The Modern Student's Book of English Literature

Harry Morgan Ayres - English literature - 1924 - 898 pages
...ther he cam, At wrastling he wolde have alwey the ram. He was short-sholdred, brood, a thikke knarre, n His berd as any so we or fox was reed, And ther-to brood, as though it were a spade. Up-on the cop...
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Syntax and Style in Chaucer's Poetry

G. H. Roscow - History - 1981 - 158 pages
...of a pleonastic object-pronoun after the second of two co-ordinate verbs, see GenProl 550 'Ther was no dore that he nolde heve of harre, / Or breke it at a rennyng with his heed'. This occurs also in one instance of Chaucer's infrequent use of the objective...
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Chaucer and Medieval Estates Satire

Mann - Literary Criticism - 1973 - 348 pages
...At wrastlynge he wolde have alwey the ram. He was short-sholdred, brood, a thikke knarre; Ther was no dore that he nolde heve of harre, Or breke it at a rennyng with his heed. (545-51) And indeed, in Handlyng Synne it is assumed that the same kind of people...
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Thornes Classic Poetry: A Practical Guide for Key Stage 3

John Foster, Gordon Dennis - Poetry - 1995 - 124 pages
...At wrastlynge he wolde have alwey the ram. He was short-sholdred, brood, a thikke knarre; 5 Ther was 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 a...
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The Canterbury Tales: The First Fragment

Geoffrey Chaucer - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 293 pages
...wrastlynge he wolde have alwey the ram. He was short-sholdred, brood, a thikke knarre; 550 Ther was 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 a...
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Believing in Magic: The Psychology of Superstition

Stuart A. Vyse - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2000 - 257 pages
...preved' wel, for overal ther he cam proved At wrastling he wolde have alway the ram.' prize There was no dore that he nolde heve of harre," Or breke it at a reiming" with his heed.' running/head His beerd as any sowe or fox was reed,' red And therto brood,...
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Chaucer's Pilgrims: An Historical Guide to the Pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales

Laura C. Lambdin, Robert T. Lambdin - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 398 pages
...extent than most of the other pilgrims. He was . . . short-sholdred, brood, a thikke knarre; Ther was 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 a...
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Alt- und mittelenglische Literatur: eine Einführung

Joerg O. Fichte, Fritz Kemmler - English literature - 2005 - 397 pages
...wrastlynge he wolde have alwey the ram. 2<xi He was short-sholdred, brood, a thikke knarre; Ther was 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 a...
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