Chaucer to Longfellow Volume 1

Chaucer to Longfellow Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: octo-syllabic doggerel, narrating, in simple, earnest, not ungraceful verse, the fortunes of King Robert the Bruce; memorable chiefly for its historical value, and as sounding the first clarion note of Scottish national literature--love of liberty and country. KING Jam1: s I. or SCOTLAND (1394--1437). Imprisoned in Windsor, England, from 1405 to 1424, where he obtained a liberal education, and fell in love with his future Queen, Lady Jane Beaufort. Liberated and crowned at Scone in 1424, he set about an energetic reform of the lawless country, and in the attempt to restore order, cultivate commerce, learning, and art, and destroy the overbearing power of the nobility, he fell a victim to the assassin's knife in 1437. C/nzractcr.-Wise, liberal-minded, strong-willed, high-spirited, generous, impulsive, and quick; skilled in the arts and sciences, as in all kniglitly exercises, and uniting to the genius of the poet the administrative talents of a great statesman and the large catholicity of purpose of the philosopher. lVritings.-"The King's Quhair" (or Book), a long allegorical poem, in six cantos of about thirty-three stanzas each, after the manner of Chaucer, founded on the story of the royal author's captivity, wooing, and marriage. 0t/zcr Allegm' lVorks: " Christis Kirk on the Green" and " Peblis to the Play "--both coarse, vigorous, and broadly humorous Scottish poems. ' 195 C/zararteri: tirs.-Simplicity and gracefulness of style, refinement and nobility of sentiment, quick eye for beauty, and love of Nature, rich and elegant fancy, quiet intensity, and a fine vein of wholesome philosophic thought. V1Lu..t DUNBAR (I46o--1520). A Scotchman, educated partly at Oxford, chiefly at more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236929705
  • 9781236929709