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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
1782
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A Practical System of Rhetoric; or the principles and rules of style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - English language - 1837 - 292 pages
...their esteem. " Of Chaucer, he says, 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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A Practical System of Rhetoric; or the principles and rules of style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - English language - 1837 - 292 pages
...their esteem. " Of Chaucer, he says, 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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Distinguished Men of Modern Times, Volume 1

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain) - Biography - 1838
...prefixed to his Fables, — " 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 •">od sense, learned in all sciences, and therefore vs properly on all subjects;...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57

England - 1845
...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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Specimens of the British Critics

John Wilson - Criticism - 1846 - 344 pages
...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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Outlines of the History of the English Language

George Lillie Craik - 1851
...1700. 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. He is a perpetual fountain of good sense : learned in all sciences ; and therefore speaks properly on all subjects....
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Horę vacivę, a thought-book of the wise spirits of all ages and all ...

Horae - 1851
...JONSON. Dryden on Homer and Chaucer. CHAUCER is the father of Englim Poetry, fo I hold him in the lame degree of veneration as the Grecians held HOMER, or the Romans VIRGIL. Duelling. ?O fight a duel is a thing that all governments are bound to reftrain with the higheft feverity....
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The Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Poets, Philosophers ..., Volume 1

Arthur Thomas Malkin - Biography - 1853
...prefixed to his " Fables," — " As Chaucer is the lather 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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English style

George Frederick Graham - English language - 1857 - 372 pages
...Cowley.) 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. He is a perpetual fountain of good sense ; learned in all sciences ; and therefore speaks properly 1 John Dryden...
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Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1848 - 776 pages
...CHAUCER AND COWLEY. 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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