Chapters on Early English Literature

Paperback | May 8, 2012

byJ. H. Hippisley

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1837 Excerpt: ...Tale," is described, "as it were a maner deybut this is merely a metaphorical expression, and illustrative of her low station in life. Her "catel" and her "rente" class her with the ploughman who vol. i. p. 12. The distinction between him and the " villein" of the preceding age was, that on the performance of these services, the possession of his farm was legally secured to him by a copy of court roll, and that he enjoyed liberty of person. See Hallam's "Middle Ages," vol. iii. 261, from whence it appears that the reign of Edward the Third was a period of transition from villainage to copyhold rights. See also Eden's Poor, vol. i. p. 12. 30. Tithes paied ful fayre and wel, Both of his proper swinke and his catel. The universities, in the days of Chaucer, were not State of the Uni usually resorted to by the sons of the nobility, who veraities. were educated privately in the houses of the clergy of the higher rank. Poverty is one of the characteristics of the Clerke of Oxenforde; and the two "poure scholeres" of Cambridge f in the Reve's Tale, with their broad north-country dialect, may be regarded as specimens of a large class among the scholars of both universities. Fitzralph, Archbishop of Armagh, speaking at Avignon before Pope Innocent VI., in 1357, attributes a recent decline in the number of the Oxford scholars to the friars, who made a practice of enticing young Becket's bouse, as described in Hume's England, is an early instance of this private mode of education. The Inns of Court were also places of education for the young nobility, where, according to Sir John Fortescue, dancing, singing, playing on instruments, and courtly exercises, formed as favourite branches of education as the study ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1837 Excerpt: ...Tale," is described, "as it were a maner deybut this is merely a metaphorical expression, and illustrative of her low station in...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:May 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217808654

ISBN - 13:9780217808651

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