The Complete Works of John Gower: Latin works (Google eBook)

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Clarendon Press, 1902 - Latin poetry
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Page xxii - Henry IV. John Gower, esquire, a famous poet, was then an especial benefactor to that. work, and was there buried on the north side of the said church, in the chapel of St. John, where he founded a chantry. He lieth under a tomb of stone, with his image, also of stone, over him ; the hair of his head, auburn, long to his shoulders, but curling up, and a small forked beard ; on his head a chaplet, like a coronet...
Page xxxvii - Tom comes, thereat, when called by Wat, and Simon as forward we find ; Bet calls as quick to Gibb, and to Hyck that neither would tarry behinde. Gibbe, a good whelp of that litter, doth help mad Coll more mischief to do, And Will he doth vow, the time is come now, he'll join with their company too. Davie complains whiles Grigg gets the gains, and Hobb with them doth partake ; Lorkin aloud, in the midst of the crowd, conceiveth as deep is his stake. Hudde doth spoil, whom Judde doth...
Page 338 - R. pacem fingit, dum mortis federa stringit : Duplex cautelis fuit R., pius H. que fidelis ; R. pestem mittit, mortem pius H. que remittit ; R. seruitutem statuit, pius H. que salutem ; R. plebem taxat, taxas pius H.
Page 239 - These two lines are echoed in a eulogy on the law in the Confessio: What is a lond wher men ben none? What ben the men whiche are al one Withoute a kinges governance? What is a king in his ligance, Wher that ther is no lawe in londe? What is to take lawe on honde, Bot if the jugges weren...
Page xxxvii - Gibbe, a good whelp of that litter, doth help mad Coll more mischief to do, And Will he doth vow, the time is come now, he'll join with their company too. Davie complains whiles Grigg gets the gains, and Hobb with them doth partake ; Lorkin aloud, in the midst of the crowd, conceiveth as deep is his stake. Hudde doth spoil, whom Judde doth foile, and Tebbe lends his helping hand, But Jack, the mad-patch, men and horses doth snatch, and kills all at his command.
Page 356 - ... exemplum distinccius inseruntur. Nomenque presentis opusculi Confessio Amantis specialiter intitulatur. [Fairfax] Tercius iste liber qui ob reuerenciam strenuissimi domini sui domini Henrici de Lancastria, tune Derbeie comitis, Anglico sermone conficitur, secundum Danielis propheciam super huius mundi regnorum mutacione a tempore regis Nabugodonosor vsque nunc tempora distinguit. Tractat eciam secundum Aristotilem super hiis quibus rex Alexander tarn in sui regimen quam aliter eius disciplina...
Page 267 - Venus nulla dulce peregit opus. 480 ales habet, quod amet; cum quo sua gaudia iungat, invenit in media femina piscis aqua; cerva parem sequitur, serpens serpente tenetur; haeret adulterio cum cane nexa canis; laeta salitur ovis, tauro quoque laeta iuvenca est; 485 sustinet inmundum sima capella marem.
Page xxxi - Secundus enim liber, sermone latino versibus exametri et pentametri compositus, tractat super illo mirabili euentu qui in Anglia tempore domini Regis Ricardi secundi anno regni sui quarto contigit, quando seruiles rustici impetuose contra nobiles et ingenuos regni insurrexerunt. Innocenciam tamen dicti domini Regis...
Page 411 - Après, le roy de ces nouvelles Qui ne furent bonnes ne belles, En son cuer print de courroux tant Que depuis celle heure en avant Oncques ne menga ne ne but, Ains convint que la mort receut, Comme...
Page 145 - Stat sibi missa brevis, devocio longaque campis ; Quo sibi cantores deputat esse canes. Sic lepus et vulpis sunt quos magis ipse requirit ; Dum sonat ore Deum, stat sibi mente lepus ; Si agitat vulpis, vulpem similis similemque Querit, dum juvenem devorat ipse...

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