An Exhibition of Original and Other Editions, Portraits and Prints, Commemorative of the Five Hundredth Anniversary of the Death of Geoffrey Chaucer: The Father of English Poetry. The Grolier Club ... January 25th February 10th 1900

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De Vinne Press, 1900 - Rare books - 45 pages

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Page 21 - Manuscripts; and several things added, never before in Print. To which is adjoyn'd, The Story of the Siege of Thebes, by John Lidgate, Monk of Bury. Together with The Life of Chaucer, shewing His Countrey, Parentage, Education, etc.
Page 20 - To that which was done in the former Impression, thus much is now added. 1 In the life of Chaucer many things inserted. 2 The whole worke by old Copies reformed. 3 Sentences and Prouerbes noted.
Page 18 - In this Impression you shall find these Additions. 1 His Portraiture and Progenie shewed. 2 His Life collected. 3 Arguments to euery Booke gathered. 4 Old and obscure words explaned. 5 Authors by him cited, declared. 6 Difficulties opened. 7 Two Bookes of his, neuer before Printed.
Page 22 - The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, compared with the Former Editions and many valuable MSS. Out of which, Three Tales are added which were never before Printed ; By John Urry, Student of Christ-Church, Oxon, Deceased : Together •with a Glossary, By a Student of the same College.
Page 31 - A ii, in the prologue of the translator, we find the following stanza : — My maister Chaucer with his fressh commedies Is deed alas ! chefe poete of Bretayne That somtyme made full pitous tragedies The fall of princes he did also complayne As he that was of makyng soverayne Whom all this lande of right ought preferre Sithe of our language he was the lode sterre. The judgment of Lydgate concerning Chaucer, as well as the words in which he expresses it, is noteworthy. He calls him
Page 27 - Here ends the book of the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, edited by F. S. Ellis; ornamented with pictures designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, and engraved on wood by WH Hooper. Printed by me William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, Upper Mall, Hammersmith, in the county of Middlesex. Finished on the 8th day of May, 1896.] 2 blank 1., ii p., 1 1., 554 p.
Page 24 - The Canterbury Tales of Chaucer. To which are added, An Essay upon his Language and Versification, an Introductory Discourse, and Notes. London, 17/5." 5 vols. 8vo. v. vol. iv. p. 64, and note 62, and p. 98, n. 69. violated Scripture facts88." The editor of the " Illustrations of Anglo-Saxon Poetry...
Page 31 - Poet Sr Jeffray Chaucer, Knight. Who, for his Rich Fancy, Pregnant Invention, and Present Composure, deserved the Countenance of a Prince, and his Laureat Honour. The Miller's Tale and the Wife of Bath.
Page 22 - Story of the Siege of Thebes, By John Lidgate, Monk of Bury. Together with The Life of Chaucer, Shewing His Countrey, Parentage, Education, Marriage, Children, Revenues, Service, Reward, Friends, Books, Death. Also a Table, wherein the old and Obscure Words in Chaucer are explained, and such Words (which are many) that either are, by Nature or Derivation, Arabick, Greek, Latine, Italian, French, Dutch, or Saxon, mark'd with particular Notes for the better understanding their Original. London, Printed...
Page 31 - A Comment upon the Two Tales of our Ancient, Renowned, and Ever-Living Poet Sr.

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