Verse Satire In England Before The Renaissance Volume 20

Paperback | July 9, 2012

bySamuel Marion Tucker

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... a desert: he has been living a life too remote from the actual.00 From the desert, the poet is carried aloft by an eagle to the Temple of Fame, betwixt heaven, earth, and sea. Book second is filled with a description of the journey in the eagle's claws. The third book " See supra, p. 2o; Ten Brink, Chaucer: Studien, etc., p. 88 f.; Rambeau, Chaucer's " House of Fame," Eng. Stud., Vol. 3, p. 2o9. " See Root, passim. describes the House, built on a rock of ice, slippery, impermanent, engraved with multitudinous names, many fast fading, some, on the northern side--the side of toil and effort--standing eternal. Within, upon a throne of carbuncle, sits the goddess Fame, many-eyed, many-eared, many-tongued, changing in form incessantly,--for earthly fame ever waxes and wanes,--while the Muses sing eternally her praise. Countless are the strange personages the poet finds collected together in this mighty fane: " Ther saugh I pleyen logelours, Magiciens and tregetours, And phitonesses, charmeresses, Old wicches, sorceresses, That use exorsisaciouns And eek thise fumigaciouns; And clerkes eek, which conne wel Al this magyke naturel, That craftely don hir ententes, To make, in certyn ascendentes, Images, lo, through which magyk To make a man ben hool or syk." Now are made manifest the inexplicable caprices of Fame. Before her kneel nine successive companies. The first ask fame for their good works, but are denied report either good or ill. Still others obtain the renown they merit for their goodness. Some who have done good wish only oblivion--and receive it. Others desire the same, but obtain fame unwillingly. One company who have done nothing ask and gain fame undeserved; others who ask for unmerited fame, gain but slander. Wicked men pray for good...

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... a desert: he has been living a life too remote from the actual.00 From the desert, the poet is carried aloft by an eag...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217414702

ISBN - 13:9780217414708

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