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BELLE EDITION
The POETS OF GREAT BRITAIN

COMPLETTLR OM
HAWTER to CHURCH 业

CHATCER YOL.II.

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A fouler wight ther may no mau devise

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London Printed for John Bell British Library Decem!371782.

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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 full filled is over all.

GOWER.
My maifter CHAUCER---chiefe poete of Bretayne----
Whom all this londe schulde of ryght preferre,
Sith of ourlangage he was the lode-ferre....
That made firft to dy ftylle and rayne
The goid dewe dropys of ipeche and eloquence
Into our tunge thrugh his excellence.

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

OCCLEVE.
Venerabili CHAUCER, principall poete but pere,
Hevinly trumpet, orlege and regulere,
In eloquence baime, copaict and diall,
Mylky fountane, clere Ara.do?rurois riali,
Of fresche endite throw picua ifand braid.

DOUGLAS.
O reverend CHAUCER: rose of, rethouris all,
As in oure toung flour imperial
That raise in Brittane evir, quha reidis right
Thou beiris of Makers the triumphs royall,
The fresche enamilt tcrmies celeftiall:
This mater couth haifillur initiull bricht,
Was thou nocht, of our Inglis all the light,
Surmounting every toung terrestriall
As far as Mayi's morrow dois midnight.

DUNBAR.

VOL. II!.

EDINBURG:
AT TIE Apollo Press, by THE MARTIN 3.

Anno 1782.

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