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GEOFFREY CHAUCER. From a Manuscript Copy. on vellum ,

of the Centerbury Tales adorned with marginal painting in the poproprion of the Marquis of Satpoed?

Published Aug"1.1809. by Mefs "Rinington S'Pauls Church Yard.

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Gower, that first garnished our English rude;
And maister Chaucer, that nobly enterprised
How that Englishe myght freshely be ennewed.

Skelton's Crowne of Laurell.

O pensyfe harte,
Remember thee of the trace and dannce
Of poetes olde, with all thy purueyaunce :
As moral Gower, whose sentencious dewe
Adowne reflareth, with fayre golden beames :
And after, Chaucer's all abroade doth shewe, &c.

Hawes's Pastime of Pleasure.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR F. C. AND J. RIVINGTON, T. PAYNE, CADELL

AND DAVIES, AND R. H. EVANS.

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