The Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer: To which are Appended Poems Attributed to Chaucer, Volume 2

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1879 - English poetry
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Page 270 - Mooder, and alle the seintes of hevene, / bisekynge hem that they from hennes forth unto my lyves ende sende me grace to biwayle my giltes and to studie to the salvacioun of my soule, and graunte me grace of verray penitence, confessioun and satisfaccioun to doon in this present lyf, / thurgh the benigne grace of hym that is kyng of kynges and preest over alle preestes...
Page 269 - Crist, of whom procedeth al wit and al goodnesse./ And if ther be any thyng that displese hem, I preye hem also that they arrette it to the defaute of myn unkonnynge, and nat to my wyl, that wolde ful fayn have seyd bettre if I hadde had konnynge./ For oure book seith, "Al that is writen is writen for oure doctrine...
Page 690 - ... and thynketh al nys but a faire This world, that passeth soone as floures faire. And loveth hym, the which that right for love Upon a crois, oure soules for to beye, First starf, and roos, and sit in hevene above; For he nyl falsen no wight, dar I seye, That wol his herte al holly on hym leye. And syn he best to love is, and most meke, What nedeth feynede loves for to seke?
Page 530 - Ek al my wo is this, that folk now usen To seyn right thus, 'Ye, jalousie is love !' And wolde a busshel venym al excusen, For that o greyn of love is on it shove. But that...
Page 30 - Thus been they bothe in quiete and in reste. 760 For o thyng, sires, saufly dar I seye, That freendes everych oother moot obeye, If they wol longe holden compaignye. Love wol nat been constreyned by maistrye. Whan maistrie comth, the God of Love anon Beteth his wynges, and farewel, he is gon ! 766 Love is a thyng as any spirit free.
Page 157 - God sholde have lordshipe over resoun, and resoun over sensualitee, and sensualitee over the body of man. But soothly, whan man synneth, al this ordre or ordinaunce is turned up-so-doun.
Page 35 - I woot wel clerkes wol seyn, as hem leste, By argumentz, that al is for the beste, Though I ne kan the causes nat yknowe, But thilke God, that made wynd to blowe, As kepe my lord; this my conclusioun. To clerkes lete I al this disputisounBut wolde God, that alle thise rokkes blake, Were sonken into helle for his sake! Thise rokkes sleen myn herte for the feere!
Page 660 - Alias! for now is clene ago My name of trouthe in love, for everemo ! For I have falsed oon the gentileste That evere was, and oon the worthieste ! 'Alias!
Page 136 - Stondeth upon the weyes, and seeth and axeth of olde pathes (that is to seyn, of olde sentences) which is the goode wey,/ and walketh in that wey, and ye shal fynde refresshynge for youre soules, etc...
Page 657 - The whos myn herte al was, til that he deyde ; And other love, as help me now Pallas, Ther in myn herte nys, ne nevere was.

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