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The Canterbury Tales of Chaucer To which are Added an Essay Upon ..., 4 tomas
Visos knygos peržiūra - 1775
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95 psl. - ... the more, al be he sodenly caught with drinke, it is no dedly sinne, but venial. The second spice of glotonie is, that the spirit of a man wexeth all trouble for dronkennesse, and bereveth a man the discretion of his wit. The thridde spice of glotonie is, whan a man devoureth his mete, and hath not rightful maner of eting. The fourthe is, whan thurgh the gret abundance of his mete, the humours in his body ben distempered. The fifthe is, foryetfulnesse by to moche drinking, for which sometime...
130 psl. - Crist, of whom procedeth al wit and al goodnesse. / And if ther be any thyng that displese hem, I preye hem also that they arrette it to the defaute of myn unkonnynge and nat to my wyl, that wolde ful fayn have seyd bettre if I hadde had konnynge.
94 psl. - ... and non almesse : certes, he leseth foule his good, that ne seketh with the yefte of his good nothing but sinne. He is like to an hors that seketh rather to drink drovy or troubled water, than for to drink water of the clere well. And for as moche as they yeven ther as they shuld nat yeven, to hem apperteineth thilke malison, that Crist shal yeve at the day of dome to hem that shul be dampned.
333 psl. - Thus have we traced the Alliterative Measure so low as the sixteenth century. It is remarkable that all such poets as used this kind of metre, retained along with it many peculiar Saxon idioms, particularly such as were appropriated to poetry : this deserves the attention of those who are desirous to recover the laws of the ancient Saxon Poesy, usually given up as inexplicable : I am of opinion that they will find what they seek in the Metre of Pierce Plowman.5 i Jest.
147 psl. - L'Histoire des Trois Maries,' it seems to signify some passage in the conclusion of the mass, Acad. des Ins., t. xiii. p. 521 ' Moult aise sui quant audio Le prestre dire, In principio, Car la messe si est finee.
211 psl. - Were I in my castle of Bungey " Upon the river of Waveney, " I would ne care for the King of Cockeney.
123 psl. - ... and namely in sustenance of mannes food. And take kepe that a man hath nede of thise thinges generally, he hath nede of food, of clothing, and of herberow, he hath nede of charitable conseilling and visiting in prison and in maladie, and sepulture of his ded body.
3 psl. - I wol you tell a litel tale in prose, To knitte up all this feste, and make an ende: And Jesu for his grace wit me sende To shewen you the way in this viage Of thilke parfit glorious pilgrimage, VOL.