English Poems

Paperback | January 4, 2012

byEdward Chauncey Baldwin

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Excerpt: ... NOTES GEOFFREY CHAUCER Now Welcom Somcr. 2. overshake, shaken off. 5. smalefoules, little birds. 9. make, mate. What form of lyric does this exemplify? See Johnson's Forms of English Poetry, pp. 302-304. How does the verse form affect the apparent spontaneity of the poem? The Prologue. 11. cor ages, hearts. 14. ferne halwes, distant shrines. 16. Caunterbury. Where is Canterbury? 17. holy blisful martir, Thomas a Becket. 20. Southwerk. Where is this? 42. wolIfirst biginne. Why does Chaucer begin with the Knight? 51-66. Alisaundre, Alexandria; Pruce, Prussia; Lettow, Lithuania; Puce, Russia; Gemade, Grenada; Algezir, Algeciras, in Spain; Belmarye, a town in Africa; l.yeys, Satalye, Tramissene, Palatye, towns in Asia Minor; Grete See, Mediterranean. 75. gipoun, shirt. 76. bismotered with his habergeoun, stained by his coat of mail. 81. seynt Loy, St. Eligius, the patron saint of goldsmiths. Why should she invoke this saint? 85. fetisly, skillfully. 93. lest, pleasure. 95. coppe, cup. 108. wastel-breed, cake-bread, bread of the best quality. 11o. yerde. Cf. yardstick and yard, a nautical term. 112. wimpel, face cloth. 113. tretys, well-formed. 120. A peire of bedes, gauded, etc., a string of beads, of which every eleventh was a large green one. Why did she carry these? 127. venerye, hunting. 134. seint Maure . . . seint Beneit. The reule (rule) of St. Maur and that of St. Benedict were the oldest and strictest forms of monastic discipline. 145. wood, insane. 147. swinken, work. 148. As Austyn bit. St. Augustine made his cathedral clergy live strictly, like the monks. 150. pricasour, hard rider. 154-155. purfiled . . . with grys, edged with gray fur. 162. stepe, large. 163. forneys of a leed, cauldron. 166. for-pyned, wasted. 169. Clerk, university student. 174. overest courtepy, outer s...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Excerpt: ... NOTES GEOFFREY CHAUCER Now Welcom Somcr. 2. overshake, shaken off. 5. smalefoules, little birds. 9. make, mate. What form of lyric does this exemplify? Se...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217469027

ISBN - 13:9780217469029

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