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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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The Prologue, the Knightes Tale, the Nonne Preestes Tale

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1907 - 266 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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680-1638

Charles Wells Moulton - American literature - 1910
...greatest English Poets. •Thomas Speght. 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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Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books

James Spedding - Literature - 1910 - 462 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, learn'd in all sciences, and therefore ""Plenty has made me poor."...
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An Anthology of English Prose: (1332 to 1740)

Annie Barnett, Lucy Dale - English literature - 1912 - 247 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 ; learn'd in all sciences ; and therefore speaks properly on all subjects....
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Five Hundred Years of Chaucer Criticism and Allusion (1357-1900)

Caroline Frances Eleanor Spurgeon - 1908
...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 ; learn'd in all Sciences ; and, therefore speaks properly on all...
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English Literature

Julian Willis Abernethy - English literature - 1916 - 585 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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Studies in Literature: Second Series

Arthur Quiller-Couch - English literature - 1922 - 306 pages
...Hear Dryden : 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; learn'd in all sciences; and, therefore, speaks properly on all subjects....
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A History of English Literature

John Buchan - English literature - 1923 - 675 pages
...Penseroso. CHAP. 2] r 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 has taken into the compass of his Canterbury Tales the various manners and humours (as we now call...
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Specimens of Modern English Literary Criticism

William Tenney Brewster - English literature - 1925 - 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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The Harvard Classics, Volume 39

Charles William Eliot - Literature - 1909
...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, learn'd in all sciences, and therefore a "Plenty has made me poor."...
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