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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...Awak ' 573. ltwould appear
that, in Chaucer, seyntis sometimes dissyllabic; but it may be
better here to use the feminine form seynt-e, as in l. 1066.
Observe the rime of Mdrz'e with cdrie. 576. 'For so certainly may
God help me, as thou shalt have no harm.' 586. 107/es, Jove,
Jupiter; cf. 1. 597. This remarkable form occurs again in Troil.
ii. 1607, where we find the expression ' 01/es lat him never
thryve'; and again in Troil. iii. 3--' O 101/es doughter dere'; and
in Troil. iii. I 5, where laws is in the accusative case. The form
is that of an O. F. nominative; cf. C/zarler, /argues, _/u/es.
Stellzjj/e, make into a constellation; ' whether will Jupiter turn
me into a constellation.' This alludes, of course, to the numerous
cases in which it was supposed that such heroes as Hercules and
Perseus, or such heroines as Andromeda and Callisto were changed
into constellations: see Kn. Tale, A 2058. Cf. ' N 0 wonder is
thogh Iove hir stellifye'; Leg. Good Women, prol. 525. Skelton uses
the word (Garland of Laurell, 963); and it is given in Palsgrave.
588. Perhaps imitated from Dante, Inf. ii. 32, where Dante says
that he is neither /Eneas nor Paul. Chaucer here refers to various
men who were borne up to heaven, viz. Enoch (Gen. v-24), Elijah (2
Kings ii. 11), Romulus, and Ganymede. Romulus was carried up to
heaven by Mars; Ovid, Metam. xiv. 824; Fasti, ii. 475-512. Ganymede
was carried up to heaven by Jupiter in the form of an eagle; cf.
Vergil, Ain. i. 28, and see Ovid, Metam. x. 160, where Ovid adds:
.'qui nunc quoque pocula miscet, Invitaque Iovi nectar Iunone
ministrat.' ln the passage in Dante (Purg. ix. 19-30), already
alluded to above (note to l. 534), .
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