Selections from the Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer

Selections from the Poetical Works of Geoffrey 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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...Rose. IX. RICHESSE. BESIDE Beaute yede' Richesse, A11 high ladie of great noblesse, And great of price in every place: But who so durst to her trespace Or till her folke, in werke or dede, He were full hardie out of drede. Richesse a robe of purple on had, Ne trow not that I lie or mad: For in this world is none it liche, ' Ne by a thousand deale so riche, 1 Briar. 2 Arched. 3 Went. 4 Like. Ne none so faire, for it full weale With orfrais' laid was every dele, And purtraid' in the ribanings' Of dukes stories and of kings; And with a bend' of gold tassiled And knopes'S fine of gold amiled; About her necke of gentle entayle Was shet the riche chevesaile, 'I In which there was full great plente Of stones clere, and faire to see. Richesse a girdle had upon, The bokell of it was of stone Of virtue great and mokel might: For whoso bare this stone so bright Of venim durst him nothing doubt" While he the stone had him about: That stone was greatly for to love, And till a rich marines behove" Worth all the gold in Rome and Frise: " The mordaunt wrought in noble gise Was of a stone full precious, That was so fine and virtuous, That whole a man it couthe make. Upon the tresses of Richesse Was set a circle of noblesse Of brende gold, that full light shone, So faire I trowe was never none. But he were cunning for the nones That could devise all the stones 1 Gold embroideries. 4 Band. " So a rich man's behoof or choice. 1 Portrayed. 3 Laces. 5.Buttons. 6 Shape. 11 Friezland. ' 1 Necklace. 9 Muckle. 9 Fear. That in that circle shewen clere, It is a wonder thing to here. For no man coud preise or gesse Of hem the value or richesse: Rubies there were, sapphires, ragounces' And...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236807243
  • 9781236807243