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" The Truth is, it has been hitherto a little too carelessly handled, and, I think, has had less labor spent about its 1 5 polishing then it deserves. Till the time of King Henry the Eighth, there was scarce any man regarded it but Chaucer, and nothing... "
Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ... - Page 186
1782
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A History of the English Bible as Literature

David Norton - Bibles - 2000 - 484 pages
...spent about its polishing than it deserves. Till the time iif King Henry the Eighth there was scarce any man regarded it but Chaucer, and nothing was written in it which one would be willing to read twice but some of his poetry. But then it began to raise itself a little and to sound tolerably well. From...
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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
...'Till the time of Kięg Henry the Eighth, there was scarce any man regarded [the English language]... but Chaucer, and nothing was written in it which one would be willing to read twice but some of his Poetry.' 1 This exact point is reiterated by John Dennis in The Usefulness of the Stage...
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Restoration Literature: An Anthology

Paul Hammond - Literary Collections - 2002 - 437 pages
...spent about its polishing than it deserves. Till the time of King Henry the Eighth there was scarce any man regarded it but Chaucer, and nothing was written in it which one would be willing to read twice, but some of his poetry. But then it began to raise itself a little, and to sound tolerably well. From...
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Five Hundred Years of Chaucer Criticism and Allusion, 1357-1900, Volume 1

Caroline Frances Eleanor Spurgeon - 1960
...spent about it's polishing, then it deserves. Till the tune of King Henry the Eiyhth, there was scarce any man regarded it, but Chaucer ; and nothing was...in it, -which one would be willing to read twice, but some of his Poetry. Bat then it began to raise it self a little, and to sound tolerably well. 1668....
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