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Ludon Printed for John Bell British Library Decem"31"1782.

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THE

POETICAL WORKS

OF

GEOFF. CHAUCER.

IN FOURTEEN VOLUMES.
THE MISCELLANEOUS PIECES

From Urry's Edition 1721,
THE CANTERBURY TALES

From Tyrwbiit's Edition 1775.

Grete weil CHAUCER whan ye mete.-.
Of ditees and of funges glade,
The which he-made,
Thelonde fullfilled is over all.

GOWER.
My maiiter CHAUCER---chiefe poete of Bretayne----
Whom all this londe schulde of ryght prcferre,
Sith of our langage he was the lode-ferrc...
That madcfirft to dyftylle and rayne
The gold dewe dropys ofipeche and eloquence
Into our tunge thrugh his excellence.

LYDGATE.
The honour of English tong is dede...
My mayfer CHAUCER, floure of eloquence,
Mirrour offructuous entendement,
Universel fadir in science----
This londis verray tresour and richelle...
The firhe fynder of our fayzelangage.

CCLEVE.
Venerabili CHAUCER, principall poete but pere,
levinly trumpet, orlege and regulere,
In eloquence baime, copdict and diall,
Milky founiane, clere Ara ido?ruriis riall,
Of fresche endite throw, 11pirua itand braid.

DOUGLAS.
O reverend CHAUCE2roje of rethouris all,
As in oure toung flour imperial
That raise in Brittane evir, quba reidis right
Thou bciris of Makers the triumphs royall,
The freschechamilt termes celefiall:
This mater couth haifillerini full bricht,
Was thou nocht, of our Inglis all the light,
Surmounting every toung terrestriail
As far as Niavi's morrow dois midnight.

DUNBAR.

VOL. II!.

EDINBURG:
AT THE Apollo Press, by THE MARTIN3.

Anno 1782.

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