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" 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... "
Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ... - Page 191
1782
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The Poetry of John Dryden

Mark Van Doren - 1920 - 361 pages
...natural and pleasing, though not perfect. '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: but this opinion is not worth confuting; 'tis so gross...
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Studies in Philology, Volume 21

Electronic journals - 1924
...natural and pleasing, though not perfect. ' T is 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; but this opinion is not worth confuting. 'Tis so gross...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 39

Charles William Eliot - Literature - 1909
...pleasing, tho' not perfect. 'T is true, I cannot go so far as he who publish'd the last edition of him;1' 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: but this opinion is not worth confuting; 'tis so gross...
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Englische Studien, Volume 24

English philology - 1898
...cannot go so far, ńs he, who published the last edition of him ; for he would make us believe, that the fault is in our ears, and that there were really ten syllables in a verse, where we find but ninc; but this opinion is not woith confuting; 'tis so gross...
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From Old English to Standard English: A Course Book in Language Variation ...

Dennis Freeborn - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1998 - 479 pages
...perfect. and he criticised the editor of an earlier late- 16th century printed edition of Chaucer, ... 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: But this Opinion is not worth confuting; 'tis so gross...
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Congenial Souls: Reading Chaucer from Medieval to Postmodern

Stephanie Trigg - Literary Criticism
...Chaucer's meter and his incomplete pentameters, at the expense of Thomas Speght, "he who publish'd 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" (1453, lines 338-40l. Dryden thus adopts and elaborates...
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The Major Works

John Dryden - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 967 pages
...pleasing, though not perfect. 'IV, true, I cannot go so far as he who published the last edition of him;0 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. But this opinion is not worth confuting; 'tis so gross...
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The Preface to the Fables

...natural and pleasing, though not perfect. 'Tis true, I cannot go so far as he who publish'd 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 : But this Opinion is not worth confuting ; 'tis so gross...
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Selected Poems

John Dryden - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 582 pages
...natural and pleasing, 385 though not perfect. '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. But this opinion is not worth confuting; 'tis so gross...
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Five Hundred Years of Chaucer Criticism and Allusion, 1357-1900, Volume 1

Caroline Frances Eleanor Spurgeon - 1960
...natural and pleasing, though not perfect. 'Tis true, I cannot go so far as he who puhlish'd 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 : But this Opinion is not worth confuting ; 'tis so gross...
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