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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
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Transactions of the Royal Society of Literature of the United Kingdom

Royal Society of Literature (Great Britain) - English literature - 1895
...acknowledged that " he cuts us all out, and the ancients too ; " he who held Chaucer " in the same degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgil," surely had no narrow conception of the poetic art. But apart from his breadth of view there are three...
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English Literary Criticism

Charles Edwyn Vaughan - Criticism - 1896 - 219 pages
...Chaucer he is yet more explicit. "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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Dryden's Palamon and Arcite

John Dryden - 1897 - 111 pages
...English poet.] 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 subjects;...
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Dryden's Palamon and Arcite

John Dryden - Readers - 1898 - 105 pages
...English poet.] 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 subjects;...
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Palamon and Arcite

John Dryden - 1898 - 149 pages
...other matters : " 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 subjects....
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Dryden's Palamon and Arcite: Or The Knight's Tale from Chaucer

John Dryden - 1899 - 165 pages
...manufactures. 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 subjects;...
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A History of English Literature: By F.V.N. Painter

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - English literature - 1899 - 697 pages
...into current English. " As he is the father of English poetry," he says, "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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Dedication of Examen poeticum. A discourse concerning the original and ...

John Dryden - Criticism - 1900
...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 ofgood sense ; learn'd in all 35 sciences; and, therefore, speaks properly on all...
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Longman's Handbook of English Literature: From A.D. 673 to the Present Time

Robert McWilliam - English literature - 1900 - 608 pages
...remarks on Chaucer— 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 ou all subjects....
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A History of English Literature and of the Chief English Writers: Founded on ...

Alexander Hamilton Thompson, Thomas Budd Shaw - English literature - 1901 - 836 pages
...sincere veneration for Chaucer — " 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" — has failed to reproduce the more delicate and subtle qualities of his model. Its splendour, its...
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