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POETICAL WORKS

OF

GEOFF. CHAUCER.

IN FOURTEEN VOLUMES.

THE MISCELLANEOUS PIECES

From Urry's Edition 1721,

THE CANTERBURY TALES

From Tyrwbitt's Edition 1775.

Grete wel! CHAUCER whan yemete----
Of ditces and of conges glade,
The which he---made,
The londe fullfilled is over all.

GOWER.
My maifter CHAUCER---chiefe poete of Breta yae----
Whom all this londeschulde of ryght preferre,
Sith of our langage he was the lode-terre--..
That made first to dy ft yile and rayne
The gold dewe dropys of fpeche 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,
Oniversel fadir in science...
This londis verray trefour and richeffe...
The firstc fynder of sur'ayrеlangage.

OCCLEVE.
Venerabill CHAUCER, principall pocte but pcre,
Hevinly trumpet, oiiege andcégulere,
In cloquence balme, codic ars diall,
Milky fountane, clere ftrand, und rois ria!!,
Of fresche endite throw Albioun iland braid. DOUGLAS.

O reverend CHAUCER! rose of rethouris all,
As in oure toung flour imperial
That raise in Brittane evir, quha reidis right
Thou heiris of Makers the triumphs royall,
The frescheenimilt termes celcftiall:
This maier couth baif illuminit full bricht,
Was thou nocht, of our Ingiis all the light,
Surmounting cvery toung tcrrcftriall
As far as Mayi's morrow dois midnight.

DUNAR

VOL. VII.

EDINBURG:
AT THE Apollo Press, BY THE MARTINS.

Anno 1782.

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