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London Printed for John Bell British Library May 29 th 1783-

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OF

GEOFF. CHAUCER.

IN FOURTEEN VOLUMES.
THE MISCELLANEOUS PIECES

From Urry's Edition 1721,
THE CANTERBURY TALES

From Tyrwhitt's Edition 1775.

Grete well CHAUCER whan ye metc.---
of ditees and of fonges glade,
The which he---made,
The londe fullfilled is over all.

GOWER.
My maifter CHAUCER---chiefe poete nf Bretaync.--.
Whom all this londe schulde ofryght preferre,
Sith of our langage he was the lode-terre-...
That made first to dy ftyllc 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, Aoure of eloquence,
Mirrour of fructuous entendement,
Universel fadirin science....
This londis verray trefour and richelle...
The first fynder of our fayre langage.

OCCLEVE.
Venerabili CHAUCER, principall poete but pere,
Hevinly trumpet, orlege and regulere,
In eloquence balme, condict and diall,
Mylky fountanc, clere ftrand, aud rois riall,
Of fresche endite throw Albioun iland braid. DOUGLAS.

O reverend CHAUCER! rose of rethouris all,
As in oure toung flourimperial
That raise in Brittane evir, quha reidis right
Thou beiris of Makers the triumphs royall,
The fresche enamilt termes celeftiail:
This mater couth haif illuminit full bricht,
Was thou nucht, of our Inglis all the light,
Surmounting every toung terreftriall
As faras Mayi's morrow dois midnight. DUNBAR.

VOL. XIV.

EDINBURG:
AT THE &pollo press, BYTUE MARTINS.

Anno 1782

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