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Studies in Early Fre (Paperback) Loot Price: R452
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Studies in Early Fre (Paperback): Books Group

Studies in Early Fre (Paperback)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX I. THE ENGLISH POEMS OF CHARLES OF ORLEANS. During his long residence in England, Charles learned to write English with as much fluency as French. His English poems, some of which deserve to be better known, are mostly translations or imitations of his French works. They have been published for the Roxburghe Club. It does not come within my limits to consider these poems in detail, but I cannot refrain from giving one or two illustrations of his English style. It will be remarked that the English of the fifteenth century was much farther from the language of Shakespeare than the French of the same time from that of Corneille. ' When y am leyd to slepe as for a stound To have my rest y can in no manere For all the nyght myn hert aredith round As in the romaunce of plesaunt Chaucer Me praiying so as him to hark and here And y ne dar his welle disobeye In dowting so to do hym displesere This is my slepe y falle into decay." This is on his mistress, and is almost literally translated: "Fresshe bewtie riche of yowthe and lustines The smiling lookis casten so lowely The pleasaunt speche governyd bi wittynes Body well shape of port so womanly The high estat demenyd so swetely The well ensewridnes of word and chere Without disdeyne shewyng to lowe and hye Alle thewis goode this hath my lady dere For whiche all folk hir prayse and so do y. So well becometh the nobill good princes To synge or daunce in all disport trewly That of such thing she may be called maystres What that she doth is done so pratily That none it may amenden hardily She is the skol of all goodly manere Also hir beholt may lere that is witty Or in sight hath his deedes to aspy Alle thewis goode this hath my lady dere." Here I have altered some of the spelling: "As for farewell, farewell, ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Books Group
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 98
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-53746-2
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-235-53746-3
Barcode: 9781235537462

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