The Poetical Works of Geoff.Chaucer

The Poetical Works of Geoff.Chaucer

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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. 1782 edition. Excerpt: ...while be in o ftate, But whilom colde and whilom hate, Now red as rofe, now yelowe' and fade: Such forow I trow thou ner had; Cotidien ne the quarteine It is not half fo full of peine; For oftin timis it fhal fal In love, among thy painis al, That thou thy felfin all wholly Foryettin fhalt fo uttirly That many timis thou fhalt be Still as an image made of tre, Dorame as a ftone, without ftering Of fote or honde, without fpeking. And than fone aftir al thy paine To memo'rie fhalt thou come againe, man abafhid wondir fore, And aftir fighin more and more; For wit thou wele withoutin wene In fuche aflate ful ofte have bene That have the' evill of love alfaide, Where thorough thou art fo difmaide. Aftir a thought fhal take the fo That thy love is to ferre the fro, Thou fhalt fa (God) what may this be That I ne may my lady fe? Mine hert alone is to her go, And I abide al fole in wo, Departid fro mine owne thought, And with mine eyin fe right nought. Alas! mine eien i ene I ne may My carefull herte to convay; Mine hert'is guide but thei be I praife nothing what er thei fe; Shul thei abidin than? why, nay, But gone and fe without delay That whiche mine hert defirith fo, For certainly but if thei go A fole my felfe I may well holde Whan I ne fe what mine hert wolde, Wherfore I wol gone her to fene, Or efid fhall I nevir bene But that I have fome tokining. Than goft thou forth without dwelling; 244O But ofte thou faileft of thy defire Er thou maift come her any nere, And waftift in vaine thy paffage; Than falift thou in a newe rage; For want of fight thou ginnift murne, 44J And homwarde penfife doft returne. In grete mifchefe than fhalt thou be, For than againe fhal come to the Sighis and plaintis, with newe wo, That no...
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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236752384
  • 9781236752383