The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer Volume 1

The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer 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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...herte, body, and ful might, And, to be deed, my herte can not goon From his hest, but holde that he hath hight; Though I be banisshed out of her sight, jio And by her mouth dampned that I shal deye, tTo my behest yet I wil ever obeye. For ever, sithe that the world began, Who-so list loke, and in storie rede, He shal ay finde that the trewe man Was put abakke, wher-as the falshede Y-furthered was; for Love taketh non hede To slee the trewe, and hath of hem no charge, Wher-as the false goth freely at hir large. I take recorde of Palamides, The trewe man, the noble worthy knight, That ever loved, and of his payn no relees; Notwithstonding his manhood and his might Love unto him did ful greet unright; For ay the bet he did in chevalrye, The more he was hindred by envye. And ay the bet he did in every place Through his knighthood and his besy payne, The ferther was he from his lady grace, For to her mercy mighte he never attayne; And to his deth he coude it not refrayne For no daungere, but ay obey and serve As he best coude, plainly, til he sterve. What was the fyne also of Hercules, For al his conquest and his worthinesse, 345 That was of strengthe alone pereles? as 340 For, lyk as bokes of him list expresse, He sette pillers, through his hy prowesse, Away at Gades, for to signifye That no man mighte him passe in chevalrye. 350 The whiche pillers ben ferre beyonde Inde Beset of golde, for a remembraunce; And, for al that, was he set behinde With hem that Love liste febly avaunce; For he him sette last upon a daunce, 355 Ageynes whom helpe may no stryf; For al his trouthe, yit he loste his lyf. Phebus also, for al his persaunt light, Whan that he wente here in erthe lowe, Unto the herte with fresh Venus sight 360 Y-wounded was, through...
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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 476g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236894057
  • 9781236894052