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" ... we shall probably be of opinion, that his majesty was either totally insensible of our author's poetical talents, or at least had no mind to encourage him in the cultivation or exercise of them. "
Life of Geoffrey Chaucer: The Early English Poet: Including Memoirs of His ... - Page 97
by William Godwin - 1804 - 516 pages
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Life of Geoffrey Chaucer: The Early English Poet: Including ..., Volume 2

William Godwin - England - 1804 - 516 pages
...hand, that Ed• ward III. " was either totally insensible of his poetical talents, or at least had1 no mind to encourage him in the cultivation or exercise of them." This inference has already been repelled in the place where we first had occasion to mention it. Another...
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The works of the English poets, from Chaucer to Cowper

Samuel Johnson - English poetry (Collections) - 1810
...substitute." The inferences, however, which Mr. Tyrwhitt draws from this fact, viz. " that his majesty was either totally insensible of our author's poetical...encourage him in the cultivation or exercise of them," savours rather too much of the conjectural spirit which he professes to avoid. He allows that, notwithstanding...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper;: Chaucer

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...however, which Mr. Tyrwhitt draws from this fact, viz. " that his majesty was either totally RKosible of our author's poetical talents, or at least had...encourage him in the cultivation or exercise of them," savours rather too much of the conjectural spirit which he professes to avoid. He allows that, notwithstanding...
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The Canterbury Tales of Chaucer: With an Essay on His Language and ..., Volume 1

Geoffrey Chaucer, Thomas Tyrwhitt - 1830 - 122 pages
...pleasure, of the Office of Comptroller of the custom of Wools, &c. in the opinion, that His Majesty was either totally insensible of our author's poetical...encourage him in the cultivation or exercise of them. It should seem that Edward, though adorned with many Royal and Heroic virtues, had not the gift of...
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The Canterbury Tales of Chaucer: With an Essay on His Language and ..., Volume 1

Geoffrey Chaucer, Thomas Tyrwhitt - Literary Criticism - 1830 - 122 pages
...pleasure, of the Office of Comptroller of the custom of Wools, &c. in the opinion, that His Majesty was either totally insensible of our author's poetical...encourage him in the cultivation or exercise of them. It should seem that Edward, though adorned with many Royal and Heroic virtues, had not the gift of...
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Selections from the Poetical Works of Geoffry Chaucer: With a Concise Life ...

Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Dunham Deshler - Biography & Autobiography - 1847 - 296 pages
...denies to him " the gift of discerning or patronizing a great poet," and asserts "that his majesty was either totally insensible of our author's poetical...encourage him in the cultivation or exercise of them." All this sourness on the part of that admirable critic, is owing to the following customary injunction,...
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The Canterbury Tales

Geoffrey Chaucer, Thomas Tyrwhitt - 1854 - 586 pages
...own proper person and not by his substitute," — we shall probably be of opinion, that His Majesty was either totally insensible of our author's poetical...encourage him in the cultivation or exercise of them. It should seem that Edward, though adorned with many Royal and Heroic virtues, had not the gift of...
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The Canterbury tales of Chaucer, with notes by T. Tyrwhitt. [ed. by C.C ...

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1860
...own proper person, and not by his substitute,' — we shall probably be of opinion, that his majesty was either totally insensible of our author's poetical...encourage him in the cultivation or exercise of them. It should seem that Edward, though adorned with many royal and heroic virtues, had not the gift of...
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The Canterbury Tales: From the Text and with the Notes and Glossary of ...

Geoffrey Chaucer - History - 1867 - 586 pages
...oirn proper person and not by hii iubstit44te," — we shall probably be of opinion, that His Majesty was either totally insensible of our author's poetical...encourage him in the cultivation or exercise of them. It should seem that Edward, though adorned with many Koyal and Heroic virtues, had not the gift of...
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