The Works of the British Poets, with Lives of the Authors Volume 1

The Works of the British Poets, with Lives of the Authors Volume 1

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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. 1819 edition. Excerpt: ...gold again, Wherof this preest was wonder glad and fain. "Certes, ' quod he, "nothing anoieth me To lene a man a noble, or two, or three, Or what thing were in my possession, Whan he so trewe is of condition, Vol. I. Q That in no wise he breken wol his day: To swiche a man I can never say nay." "What?" quod this chanon, " shuld I be untrewe: Nay, that were thing fallen al of the newe. Trouth is a thing that I wol ever kepe, Unto the day in which that I shal crepe Into my grave, and elles God forbede: Beleveth this as siker as your crede. God thanke I, and in good time be it sayde, That ther n'as never man yet evil apayde For gold ne silver that he to me lent, Ne never falshede in min herte I ment. "And, sire," (quod he) "now of my privetee, Sin ye so goodlich have ben unto me, And kithed to me so gret gentillesse, Somwhat, to quiten with your kindenesse, 1 wol you shewe, and if you lust to lere I wol you techen pleinly the mancre, How I can werken in philosophie. Taketh good heed, ye shulu wel sen at eye, That I wol do a maistrie or I go." "Ye i" quod the preest, " ye, sire, and wol ye so? Mary therof I pray you hertily." "At your commandement, sire, trewely, Quod the chanon, "and elles God forbede." Lo, how this thefe coude his service bede. Fill soth it is that swiche profered service Stinketh, as witnessen thise olde wise; And that ful sone I wol it verifie In this chanon, rote of all trecherie, That evermore delight hath and gladnesse (Swiche fendly thoughtes in his herte empresse) How Cristes peple he may to meschief bring. God kepe us from his false dissimuling. Nought wiste this preest with whom that he delt, Ne of his harme coming nothing he felt. O sely...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236522532
  • 9781236522535