The Riches of Chaucer: In which His Impurities Have Been Expunged; His Spelling Modernised; His Rhythm Accentuated; and His Obsolete Terms Explained. Also Have Been Added a Few Explanatory Notes, and a New Memoir of the Poet

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Page 51 - What is this world? what asketh men to have? Now with his love, now in his colde grave Allone, withouten any compaignye.
Page 6 - And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.
Page 168 - He that me kepte from the false blame, While I was in the land amonges you, He can me keep from harm and eke from shame In the salt sea, although I see not how : As strong as ever he was, he is yet now : In him trust I, and in his mother dear, That is to me my sail and eke my steer.'» Her little child lay weeping in her arma ; And kneeling piteously to him she said — ' Peace, little son, I will do thee no harm...
Page 107 - And to the grove, of which that I you told, By aventure his way he gan to hold, To maken him a garland of the greves, Were it of woodbind or of hawthorn leaves ; • Saluteth.
Page 7 - Love,' where the poet is as evidently and avowedly referring to himself as poet well can, he speaks of the City of London that is " to me so dear and sweet, in which I was forth grown ; and more kindly love have I to that place, than to any other in earth ; as every kindly creature hath full appetite to that place of his kindly engendure, and to wiln [wish] rest and peace in that stead [place] to abide.
Page 285 - Till he the firste verse could all by rote. Nought wist he what this Latin was to say, For he so young and tender was of age ; But on a day his fellow 'gan he pray To expounden him this song in his language, Or tell him why this song was in usage.
Page 318 - But all thing, which that shineth as the gold, Ne is no gold, as I have herd it told; Ne every apple that is faire at eye, Ne is not good, what so men clap or crie.
Page 11 - ... and honoured prince in all Christendom ; and if the King of Scots have done you any despite or damage, ye may well amend it when it shall please you, as ye have done divers times er (ere) this. Sir, leave your musing, and come into the hall, if it please you ; your dinner is all ready.
Page 65 - Locke 3 curl'd as they were laid in press ; Of twenty years of age he was I guess.
Page 78 - Wide was his parish, and houses far asunder, But he ne left nought for no rain nor thunder, In sickness and in mischief, to visit The farthest in his parish much and lite Upon his feet and in his hand a staff...

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