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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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Chivalry

Francis Warre Cornish - Chivalry - 1901 - 361 pages
...•dayspring of the Renaissance. Dryden, who held him, as ' the father of English poetry,' ' in the same degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgil,' calls him 'a perpetual fountain of good sense' 2 ; .and indeed the Renaissance may be called the victory...
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The Prologue, the Knightes Tale, the Nonne Preestes Tale, from the Caterbury ...

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1903 - 262 pages
...• ' In the first place, as he (Chaucerl 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 Prioress's Tale: And Other Tales

Geoffrey Chaucer - Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages - 1904 - 158 pages
...AS CAN NOT BE AMENDED." Putlenham. "As HE 18 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." DryJen. "THE CHRONICLES or LASTING FAME SHALL EVERMORE EXTOLL THE...
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Introduction to English Literature, with Suggestions for Further Reading and ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - 1905 - 700 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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English Essays

Walter Cochrane Bronson - Digital images - 1905 - 404 pages
...particular. 25 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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Introduction to English Literature: With Suggestions for Further Reading and ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - English literature - 1906 - 700 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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Seventeenth Century Prose ...

Elizabeth Lee - English prose literature - 1907 - 85 pages
...me from 20 partiality. . . . As 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 the sciences ; and therefore speaks properly on all...
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AN ENGLISH PROSE MISCELLANY

JOHN MASEFIELD - 1907
...PARTICULAR TN 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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Caxton (1422) to Walton (1593)

Sir William Robertson Nicoll, Thomas Seccombe - English literature - 1907
...PHILIP SIDNEY. " 1n 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."—DBYDEN. Outline of Chaucer's life—His personal appearance and...
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Specimens of Modern English Literary Criticism

William Tenney Brewster - English literature - 1907 - 379 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: he is a perpetual fountain of good sense, learned in all sciences, and therefore speaks properly on all subjects;...
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