Quellen Und Forschungen Zur Sprach- Und Culturgeschichte Der Germanischen Volker Volume 95

Quellen Und Forschungen Zur Sprach- Und Culturgeschichte Der Germanischen Volker Volume 95

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... the Nightingale. The Court of Love is also rich in bird-song, May-day flowers and Chaucerian memories. The close of the poem gives an account of the orisons which the birds render to the Lord of Love. The paramount literary influence is that of The Parliament of Fowls, and the songs and speeches show something of that dramatic correspondence with the traditional characters of the different birds which is the source of so much delight in Chaucer's romantic poem: The second lesson robin redebrest sang, "Hail to the god and goddess of our lay"! And to the lectorn amorously, he sprang: --"Hail," quod he eke, "0 fresh seson of May, Our moneth glad that singem on the spray! Hail to the floures rede, and white, and blewe, Whiche by ther vertue make our lustes newe!" The third lesson the turtill-dove took up, And thereat lough the mavis as in scorn: He said, "0 god! as mot I dyne or sup, This folissh dove will give us al an horn! There been right here a thousand better born, To rede this lesson, which, as wel as he, And eke as hot, can love in all degree." The turtill-dove said, "Welcom, welcom, May, Gladsom and light to loveres that ben trewe! I thank thee, Lord of Love, that doth purvey For me to rede this lesson al of dewe; For in gode sooth of corage I pursue To serve my make till deth us must depart: And than "Tu autem" sang he al apart. 1380--1400. John Gower, the author of the Confessio Amantis, though senior to Chaucer by about ten years, may in some respects be regarded as his disciple. Without Chaucer's brilliant example before him, it is scarcely likely that he would have written English verse at all, while in the actual composition of his long cyclical romance there is frequent...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236977653
  • 9781236977656