A Temporary Preface to the Six-Text Edition of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales; Part I, Attempting to Show the True Order of the Tales, and the Days and Stages of the Pilgrimage, Etc., Etc

A Temporary Preface to the Six-Text Edition of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales; Part I, Attempting to Show the True Order of the Tales, and the Days and Stages of the Pilgrimage, Etc., Etc

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...The MS has often the double vowel that we saw in the Ellesmere; as, teesteers, 2499; eende, 2339; steerne, 2154; feerden, 2117; foonde (found), 2390; roos, 2273; chaastite, 2236, 2326 (but chastite, 2056); chaasf, 2297, 2304 (but chaste, 2051). Though the f has generally no more value than t, I have printed it te in some cases where the e was wanted for the metre, as in Swich sorowe he make? fat be grete tour 1277 But1 Theseus be streighte way haf holde 1690 Wib-oute Iugge or ober officere 1712 His herte-bloode hab babed al his here 2006 O chaaste goddes of be wodes gren 2297 As fayn as foule is of pe brijte sonne 2437 A persone alon wib-oute moo 2725 Only be intellecte wif-oute more, &c. 2803 So with d? and B--though they generally have no value--This Palamon answerde hastily 1714 Myne is fe Ruyne of the heghe hallos 2463 If any one objects to this extension, and says it must bo looked on as fudging on my part, to make the best of some faulty Hues, I can only say that he may be right, but that I believe the f was once sometimes used--like the J and B were regularly in early times--as a contraction, and that later scribes copied it when it had that value, but also unluckily turned many a simple t into it. VI. The Lansdowne MS Of this MS, Todd says (Illustrations, p. 126) that it is " an ancient copy of the Canterbury Tales on vellum, which once belonged to Mr Ph. Cart. Webb, afterwards to the 1 Is this Lancashire? The only man I know who sounds the double g was bor n in Lancashire. late Marquis of Lansdowne, and was purchased, with the " rest of his Lordship's valuable manuscripts, in 1807, by the truly liberal and discerning government of this country, who directed the whole collection to be deposited, for the public good, in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123653137X
  • 9781236531377