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1903 edition. Excerpt: ...2; cf. l.e., cols. 1-2, " si promentis
alicus vestes manibus strigerentvir et ajua-rum multitudinem
efiunderenl;." parison of the analogous passages of the three
authors shows that the English poet deferred to the authority of
Guido when in conflict with that of Boccaccio--in this instance for
artistic reasons if for no other cause. Thus, while Boccaccio tells
us of his Griseida, that--" Ell' era grande, ed alla sua grandezza
Rispondean bene i membri tutti quanti,"1 Chaucer writes, --"
Criseyde mene was of hir stature," in this as in his other lines,
--" Thereto of shap, of face, and eek of chere There mighte been no
fairer creature,"2 " And, save her browes joyneden y-fere, Ther nas
no lak, in ought I can espyen," 8 1 Fil., I. 27, 1-2, used by
Chaucer in his description of Troilus (T. and C., V. 827-828),
which is similar to that given in R. de T., 5405-5406, for which
there is no equivalent in the Historia (sig. e 2 verso, col. 1).
Cf. Skeat., l.e., pp. lvi., lix.; Broatoh, l.e., pp. 16, 18, 26. T.
and C., V. 806-808, -8 T. and C., V. 813-814. following the passage
in Guido: --" Breseida autem filia Calcas multa fuit spe-ciositate
decora nec longa nec brevis nec mmium macilenta, lacteo profusa
candore, genis roseis, flavis crinibus. Sed superciliis junctis,
quorum junctura dum multa piloxitate tumesceret modi-cam
inconvenientam presentabat." 1 1 Historia, sig. e 2 recto, col. 1;
cf. Dares, 17, 7-8, "Briseidam formosam non alta statura...
superciliis junctis," and R. de T., 5258, 52G1-5262: --" N'ert trop
petite ne trop granz." " Mes le sorcil qui li giseient Auquetes li
mesaveneient." A single word in the first line suggests Dares as
the source, but his statement as to Criseyde's height is not as
definite as that of Benoit and Guido; and only in the...
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