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" In the first place, as he is the father of English poetry, so I hold him in the same degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer or the Romans Virgil... "
Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ... - Page 190
1782
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The Cambridge Examiner, Volume 2

Education, Higher - 1882
...German : In the first place, as he (Chaucer) is the father of English poetry, so I hold him in the same degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgil. He is a perpetual fountain of good sense ; learned in all sciences ; and therefore speaks properly on all subjects....
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The Works of John Dryden: Poetical works

John Dryden, Walter Scott - English literature - 1885
...in particular. In the first place, as he is the father of English poetry, so I hold him in the same degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgil. He is a perpetual fountain of good sense ; learned in all sciences ; and, therefore, speaks properly on all...
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A Popular Manual of English Literature, Containing Outlines of the ...

Maude Gillette Phillips - English literature - 1885
...noble Chaucer. — MICHAEL DRAYTON. As he is the father of English poetry, so I hold him in the same degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer or the Romans Virgil ; he is a perpetual fountain of good-sense, learned in all sciences, and therefore speaks properly on all subjects....
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - Poets, English - 1871
...the original. " As Chaucer," he said, " is the father of English poetry, so I hold him in the same degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgil. He is a perpetual fountain of good sense, — learned in all sciences, and therefore speaks properly on all...
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The Prologue, the Knightes Tale, the Nonne Preestes Tale, from the ...

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1889 - 262 pages
...8 ' In the first place, as he (Chaucer) is the father of English poetry, so I hold him in the same degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgil.' (Dryden's Preface to The Fables.} the young student feel disposed to make himself acquainted with the...
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The Prologue: The Knightes Tale, The Nonne Prestes Tale, from the Canterbury ...

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1889 - 262 pages
...• ' In the first place, as he (Chaucer) is the father of English poetry, so I hold him in the same degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgil.' (Dryden's Preface to The Fables.) the young student feel disposed to make himself acquainted with the...
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The Prologue: The Knights Tale, the Nonne Preestes Tale, from the Canterbury ...

Geoffrey Chaucer - Canterbury (England) - 1889 - 262 pages
...• 'In the first place, as he (Chaucer) is the father of English poetry, so I hold him in the same degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgil.' (Dryden's Preface to The Fables^ the young student feel disposed to make himself acquainted with the...
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Selections in English Prose from Elizabeth to Victoria (1580-1880).

James Mercer Garnett - English literature - 1891 - 701 pages
...particular.34 In the first place, as he is the father of English poetry, so I hold him in the same degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgil. He is a perpetual fountain of good sense ; learned in all sciences ; and, therefore, speaks properly on all...
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Chaucer, the Prologue, the Knightes Tale the Nonne Preestes Tale from the ...

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1892 - 262 pages
...• ' In the first place, as he (Chaucer^ is the father of English poetry, so I hold him in the same degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgil.' (Dryden's Preface to The Fables.} the young student feel disposed to make himself acquainted with the...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden: Edited with a Memoir, Revised Text, and Notes

John Dryden, William Dougal Christie - 1893 - 662 pages
...in particular. In the first place, as he is the father of English poetry, so I hold him in the same degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgil : lie is a. perpetual fountain of good sense ; learned in. all sciences ; and therefore speaks properly...
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