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" This poem, which bears no immediate reference to the other two divisions, is a dialogue between a lover and his confessor, who is a priest of Venus, and, like the mystagogue in the PICTURE of Cebes, is called Genius. Here, as if it had been impossible... "
The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series ... - Page xviii
by Samuel Johnson - 1810
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The History of English Poetry: From the Close of the Eleventh ..., Volume 2

Thomas Warton - English poetry - 1778
...sToTHEREDER, in Berthlette's edition. From the PROLOGUE. See fupr. vol. ip 339. Notes. B 2 from from clafTics and chronicles. The poet often introduces or recapitulates his matter in a few couplets of Latin long and fhort verfes. This was in imitation of Boethius. This poem is ftrongly tinctured with thofe pedantic...
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Typographical antiquities: an historical account of printing in England ...

Joseph Ames - 1810
...God graunte I mote it well acheve. or counteract the success, of love ;" and its fatal effects are exemplified by a variety of apposite stories extracted from classics and chronicles, &c. What Gower wanted in invention, he supplied from his common-place book ; which appears to have...
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The History of English Poetry: From the Close of the Eleventh ..., Volume 2

Thomas Warton - English poetry - 1840
...lover not to be a good Catholic, the ritual of religion is applied to the tender passion, and Ovid' Art of Love is blended with the breviary. In the course...his matter in a few couplets of Latin long and short versesThis was in imitation of Boethius. This poem is strongly tinctured with those pedantic affectations...
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The History of English Poetry, from the Eleventh to the Seventeenth Century

Thomas Warton - Literary Criticism - 1870 - 103 pages
...confessor, who is a priest of Venus, and, like the mystagogue in the PICTURE of Cebes, is called Genius. Here, as if it had been impossible for a lover not...strongly tinctured with those pedantic affectations con. ccrning the passion of love, which the French and Italian poets of thi fourteenth century borrowed...
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The History of English Poetry: From the Eleventh to the Seventeenth Century

Thomas Warton - English poetry - 1870 - 1032 pages
...confessor, who is a priest of Venus, and, like the mystagogue in the PICTURE of Cebes, is called Genius. Here, as if it had been impossible for a lover not...Latin long and short verses. This was in imitation of Bocthius. This poem is strongly tinctured with those pedantic affectations concerning the passion of...
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History of English poetry from the 12th to the close of the 16th ..., Volume 3

Thomas Warton, William Carew Hazlitt, Richard Price - Poetry - 1871
...fubdivided, and its fatal effects exemplified by a variety of appofite ftories, extracted from claffics and chronicles. The poet often introduces or recapitulates his matter in a few couplets of Latin long and fhort verfes. This was in imitation of Boethius. Thispoem is ftrongly tinctured with thofe pedantic...
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The history of English poetry. A full repr. of ed., London 1778 & 1781

Thomas Warton - 1781
...confessor, who is a priest of Venus, and, like the mystagogue in the PICTURE of Cebes, is called Genius. Here, as if it had been impossible for a lover not...century borrowed from the troubadours of Provence, and which I have above examined at large. But the writer's particular model appears more immediately...
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English Poetry and Poets

Sarah Warner Brooks - English poetry - 1890 - 506 pages
...entirely founded. The " Confessio Amantis" is a grave discussion on the morals and metaphysics of love, exemplified by a variety of apposite stories extracted from classics and chronicles. In this degenerate nineteenth century we can hardly imagine an elegant scholar, of Gower's depth and...
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Poet Lore, Volume 1

Poetry - 1889
...entirely founded. The " Confessio Amantis" is a grave discussion on the morals and metaphysics of love, exemplified by a variety of apposite stories extracted from classics and chronicles. In this degenerate nineteenth century we can hardly imagine an elegant scholar, of Gower's depth and...
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