Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer Volume 7

Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer Volume 7

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...I have to longe tristed thee, But now it shal no lenger be; For he may best, in every cost, Disceyve that men tristen most. I see wel that I am nygh shent, But if I sette my fulle entent Bemedye to purveye. Therfore olose I shalle the weye, From hem that wole the rose espye, And come to wayte me vilonye, 1 This is one of the reflections on the state of ecolesiastical institutions which accounts for the hostility of the clergy to this poem. 2 That is, 'From those who come to lie in wait to do me a shame.' The original is--Certes ge lor clorrai la voie A ceux qui, por moi eoiiefiiert Yiennent mes rosea espier.' For, in good feith and in trouthe, I wole not lette for no slouthe, To lyve the more in sikirnesse, Do make anoon a fortresse,1 Thanne close the roses of good savour. In myddis shalle I make a tour To putte Bialacoil in prisoun, For evere I drede me of tresoun. I trowe I shal hym kepe so, That he shal have no myght to goo Aboute to make companye To hem that thenke of vylanye; Ne to no such as hath ben heere Aforn, and founde in hym good chere, Which han assailed hym to shende, And with her trowandyse to blynde. A foole is eyth to bigyle, But may I lyve a litel while, He shal forthenke his fair semblaunt.' And with that word came Drede avaunt, Which was abasshed, and in gret fere, Whanne he wiste Jelousie was there. He was for drede in such affray, That not a word durst he say, But quakyng stode fulle stille aloone, Til Jelousie his weye was gone, Save2 Shame, that him not forsoke; Bothe Drede and she ful sore quoke. That at last Drede abreyde, And to his cosyn Shame seyde: 'Shame, ' he seide, 'in sothfastnesse, To me it is gret hevynesse, That the noyse so ferre is go, And the sclaundre of us twoo. 'The construction is, ' In order to live in...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236490185
  • 9781236490186