The Indebtedness of Chaucer's Works to the Italian Works of Boccaccio: (a Review and Summary)

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George Banta publishing Company, 1916 - 202 pages
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Page 181 - Rymeyed in hir firste Briton tonge; Whiche layes with hir instrumentz they songe, Or elles redden hem for hir plesaunce, And oon of hem have I in remembraunce, Which I shal seyn with good wyl as I kan.
Page 48 - What dostow at my neighebores hous? Is she so fair? artow so amorous? What rowne ye with oure mayde? benedicite, Sir olde lecchour, lat thy japes be! And if I have a gossib or a freend Withouten gilt, thou chidest as a feend If that I walke or pleye unto his hous.
Page 161 - Ye knowe eek, that in forme of speche is chaunge With-inne a thousand yeer, and wordes tho That hadden prys, now wonder nyce and straunge Us thinketh hem; and yet they spake hem so, And spedde as wel in love as men now do; Eek for to winne love in sondry ages, In sondry londes, sondry been usages.
Page 117 - Thise wordes seyde he for the nones alle, To helpe his freend, lest he for sorwe deyde. For doutelees, to doon his wo to falle, He roughte not what unthrift that he seyde. But Troilus, that neigh for sorwe deyde, Tok litel hede of al that ever he mente; Oon ere it herde, at the other out it wente : — 63.
Page 146 - A KNIGHT ther was, and that a worthy man, That fro the tyme that he first bigan To ryden out, he loved chivalrye, 45 Trouthe and honour, fredom and curteisye.
Page 167 - This Diomede, as bokes us declare, Was in his nedes prest and corageous; With sterne voys and mighty limes square, Hardy, testif, strong, and chevalrous Of dedes, lyk his fader Tideus. And som men seyn, he was of tunge large; And heir he was of Calidoine and Arge.
Page 166 - On hertes sore, and kep hem that ben trewe.' 254. In alle nedes, for the tounes werre, He was, and ay the firste in armes dight ; And certeynly, but-if that bokes erre, Save Ector, most y-drad of any wight; And this encrees of hardinesse and might Cam him of love, his ladies thank to winne, That altered his spirit so with-inne. 255.
Page 110 - Quivi con risa e con dolci parole, con lieti motti e con ragionamenti parentevoli assai, si come suole farsi talvolta tra congiunte genti, si Stette alquanto come quei che vuole al suo proposto, con nuovi argomenti, venir, se el potrà, e nel bel viso cominciò forte a riguardarla fiso.
Page 69 - Made him swich feste, it joye was to sene, Whan she his trouthe and clene entente wiste. And as aboute a tree, with many a twiste, Bitrent and wryth the sote wode-binde, Gan eche of hem in armes other winde. 177. And as the newe abaysshed nightingale, That stinteth first whan she biginneth singe, Whan that she hereth any herde tale...
Page 108 - alias ! for now is clene a-go My name of trouthe in love, for ever-mo ! For I have falsed oon, the gentileste That ever was, and oon the worthieste ! 152.

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