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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 192
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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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Chaucer Traditions: Studies in Honour of Derek Brewer

Ruth Morse, Barry Windeatt - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 292 pages
...patina of age: 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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Chaucer and the Subject of History

Lee Patterson, Frederick W Hilles Professor of English Lee Patterson, PH.D. - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 489 pages
...since the mid-fifteenth century) but to the great originators of antiquity: "I hold him in the same degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer or the Romans Virgil" (280). 2b In linking Chaucer to the great classical poets, Dryden rescued him from the Gothic darkness...
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Poetry and the Making of the English Literary Past, 1660-1781

Richard Terry, Richard G. Terry, Reader in Eighteenth-Century English Literature Richard Terry, Terry, Richard G. Terry - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 354 pages
...throughout tbis section. 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 Milton was the poetical son of Spenser, and Mr Waller of Faitfax; for we have our lineal descents and...
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The Preface to the Fables

...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. 2, Volume 1

Caroline Frances Eleanor Spurgeon - 1960
...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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Selected Poems

John Dryden - Poetry - 2002 - 608 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 355 properly on all...
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