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The English Poets Volume 1 (Paperback): Thomas Humphry Ward
The English Poets Volume 1 (Paperback): Thomas Humphry Ward

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Thomas Humphry Ward

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: POEMS COMMONLY ATTRIBUTED TO CHAUCER. THE ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE. It has already been said (p. 7) that Chaucer translated the Romaunl, and that a version has been current under his name for centuries. There is only one MS. of this translation, in the Hunterian Museum at Glasgow, so that we have no means of comparing texts, and thus settling the difficult questions that have been raised about it. As it stands, the poem contains various features which, in the opinion of the most advanced school of Chaucerian criticism, mark it out as being not Chaucer's; the principal difficulty being connected with the rhymes, some of which seem to be irreconcileable with Chaucer's principles of pronunciation. The question cannot be properly discussed here, but in deference to what seems to be the balance of opinion we quote the Romaunt under the head of ' Poems attributed to Chaucer.' The passage given is remarkable as the original of the ' May morning' passages which abound in Chaucer and his successors. Whether by Chaucer or not, it is a vigorous and exact rendering of the French. That it was May me thoughte tho1, It is .v. yere or more ago; That it was May, thus dremed me, In tyme of love and jolitd, That al thing gynncth waxen gay, For ther is neither busk nor hay2 In May, that it nyl shrouded been, And it with newe leves wreen . These wode's eek recovcren grene, That drie in wynter ben to sene; And the erth wexith proud withallc, For swote' dewes that on it falle; And the pore estat forget, In which that wynter had it set. 1 then. ' hedge. cover. And than bycometh the ground so proud, That it wole have a newe shroud, And makith so queynt h1s robe and faire, That it had hewes an hundred payre, Of gras and flouris, ynde and pers', And many h...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: Thomas Humphry Ward
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 406
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-79716-0
Barcode: 9780217797160
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-79716-4

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