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" He must have been a man of a most wonderful comprehensive nature, because, as it has been truly observed of him, he has taken into the compass of his " Canterbury Tales" the various manners and humours (as we now call them) of the whole English nation,... "
The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series ... - Sivu 14
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Palamon and Arcite

John Dryden - 1898 - 149 sivua
...last appeared." Here follows a passage on Chaucer's life and religion. " He must have been a man of most wonderful comprehensive nature, because, as it...observed of him, he has taken into the compass of his Canterbury Tales the various manners and humours (as we now call them) of the whole English nation,...

Dryden's Palamon and Arcite: Or The Knight's Tale from Chaucer

John Dryden - 1899 - 165 sivua
...that nothing is brought to perfection at the first. We must be children before we grow men. ********* He must have been a man of a most wonderful comprehensive...observed of him, he has taken into the compass of his Canterbury Tales the various manners and humours (as we now call them) of the whole English nation,...

Dedication of Examen poeticum. A discourse concerning the original and ...

John Dryden - 1900
...fit here- 35 after, to describe another sort of priests, such as are more easily to be found than the Good Parson; such as have given the last blow to Christianity...But this will ? keep cold till another time. In the meanwhile, I take up Chaucer where I left him. v_ He must have been a man of a most wonderful comprehensive...

Conferences on Books and Men

Henry Charles Beeching - 1900 - 299 sivua
...it that in which he praises his substance ; for the praise is admirable, and the prose is Dryden's: He must have been a man of a most wonderful comprehensive...observed of him, he has taken into the compass of his Canterbury Tales the various manners and humours (as we now call them) of the whole English nation,...

A Little Book of English Prose

Annie Barnett - 1900 - 335 sivua
...Virgil, the pattern of elaborate writing: I admire him, but I love Shakespeare. IN PRAISE OF CHAUCER He must have been a man of a most wonderful comprehensive...observed of him, he has taken into the compass of his Canterbury Tales the various manners and humours (as we now call them) of the whole English nation...

Essays of John Dryden: Dedication of Examen poeticum. A discourse concerning ...

John Dryden - 1900
...fit here- 35 after, to describe another sort of priests, such as are more easily to be found than the Good Parson; such as have given the last blow to Christianity...practice so contrary to their doctrine. But this will 5 keep cold till another time. In the meanwhile, I take up Chaucer where I left him. He must have been...

The Poetical Works of John Dryden

John Dryden - 1900 - 559 sivua
...of priests, such as are more easily to be found than the good parson ; such as have given the xiast blow to Christianity in this age by a practice so contrary to their doctrine. f But this will keep cold till another time. In the meanwhile, I take up Chaucer I where I left him....

Canterbury Tales: The Prologue and Squire's Tale

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1904 - 182 sivua
...even there too the figures in Chaucer are much more lively, and set in a better light." And again : " He must have been a man of a most wonderful comprehensive...observed of him, he has taken into the compass of his Canterbury Tales the very manners and humours (as we now call them) of the whole English nation,...

The Masters of English Literature

Stephen Lucius Gwynn - 1904 - 423 sivua
...shown in the admirable passage on Chaucer, which may be cited for a final example of Dryden's work : He must have been a man of a most wonderful comprehensive...observed of him, he has taken into the compass of his Canterbury Tales the various manners and humours (as we now call them) of the whole English nation,...

English Essays

Walter Cochrane Bronson - 1905 - 404 sivua
...think fit hereafter, to describe another sort of priests, such as are more easily to be found than the Good Parson, such as have given the last blow to Christianity in this age by a prac- 5 tice so contrary to their doctrine. But this will keep cold till another time. In the meanwhile...




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