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Page 24 - PHE f1rste stok, fader of gentilesse, What man that claymeth gentil for to be, Must folowe his trace, and alle his wittes dresse Vertu to sewe, and vyces for to flee ; For unto vertu longeth dignitee, 5 And noght the revers, saufly dar I deme, Al were he mytre, croune, or diademe. This firste stok was ful of rightwisnesse, Trewe of his word, sobre, pitous, and free, Clene of his goste...
Page 63 - Th' other immortall, perfect, masculine ; And twixt them both a quadrate was the base, Proportiond equally by seven and nine; Nine was the circle set in heavens place : All which compacted made a goodly Dyapase. 23 Therein two gates were placed seemly well: The one before, by which all in did pas, Did th...
Page 22 - In this matere, and greet disputisoun, And hath ben of an hundred thousand men. But I ne can not bulte it to the bren, 420 As can the holy doctour Augustyn, Or Boece, or the bishop Bradwardyn, Whether that Goddes worthy forwiting...
Page 91 - That we are the breath and similitude of God, it is indisputable, and upon record of Holy Scripture : but to call ourselves a microcosm, or little world, I thought it only a pleasant trope of rhetorick, till my near judgment and second thoughts told me there was a real truth therein.
Page 66 - Dr. Furnivall in 1864 for the purpose of bringing the mass of Old English Literature within the reach of the ordinary student, and of wiping away the reproach under which England had long rested, of having felt little interest in the monuments of her early language and life.
Page xlii - Chaucer, that famus clerke, His termes were not darke, But plesaunt, easy, and playne ; No worde he wrote in vayne. Also Johnn Lydgate Wryteth after an hyer rate ; It is dyffuse to fynde The sentence of his mynde, Yet wryteth he in his kynd, No man that can amend Those maters that he hath pende ; Yet some men fynde a faute, And say he wryteth to haute.
Page 67 - Meidenhad is in type. As the cost of these Reprints, if they were not needed, would have been devoted to fresh Texts, the Reprints will be sent to all Members in lieu of such Texts. Though called 'Reprints...
Page 62 - In the Crabbe had entred fayre and cleare; When that Aurora did well appeare In the depured ayre and cruddy firmament, Forth then I walked without impediment Into a medowe both gaye and glorious, Whiche Flora depainted with many a colour, Lyke a place of pleasure moste solacious, Encensyng out the aromatike odoure Of Zepherus breath, whiche that every floure Through his fume doth alwaye engender.
Page xliii - Take note, and even as these words are uttered by me so teach them to those who live the life that is a race to death...