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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 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

William Caxton, Jean Calvin, Nicolaus Copernicus, John Knox, Edmund Spenser, Francis Bacon, Sir Walter Raleigh, John Heminge, Henry Condell, Isaac Newton, Henry Fielding, Samuel Johnson, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, William Wordsworth, Walt Whitman - 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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Outlines of English Literature: With Readings

William Joseph Long - English literature - 1925 - 807 pages
...particular. In the first place, as he is the father of English poetry, so 30 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 1 abundance made me...
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