William Caxton

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Caxton club, 1905 - Incunabula - 118 pages
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Page 60 - I did imprint a certain number of them, which anon were sold to many and divers gentlemen : of whom one gentleman came to me, and said that this book was not according in many places unto the book that Geoffrey Chaucer had made.
Page 34 - Appolyn, concernynge his malfortunes and peryllous adventures right espouventables1, bryefly compyled, and pyteous for to here ; the which boke I, Robert Coplande'-, have me applyed for to translate out of the Frensshe language into our maternal Englysshe tongue, at the exhortacyon of my forsayd mayster, accordynge dyrectly to myn auctor : gladly...
Page 15 - I neuer / and was born & lerned myn | englissh in kente in the weeld where I doubte not is spo-|ken as brode and rude englissh as is in ony place of eng-|lond...
Page 60 - ... one gentylman cam to me / and said that this book was not accordyng in many places vnto the book that Gefferey chaucer had made / To whom I answerd that I had made it accordyng to my copye / and by me was nothyng added ne mynusshyd...
Page 20 - And for as moche as in the wrytyng of the same my penne is worn, myn hande wery and not stedfast, myn eyen dimmed with ouermoche lokyng on the whit paper, and my corage not so prone and redy to laboure as hit hath ben, and that age crepeth on me dayly and febleth all the bodye...
Page 60 - ... have sette certayn versys that he never made ne sette in hys booke ; of whyche bookes so incorrecte was one broughte to me VI. yere passyd, whiche I supposed had ben veray true and correcte, and accordyng to the same I dyde do...
Page 78 - And thus bytwene playn rude and curyous I stande abasshed, but in my judgemente the comyn termes that be dayli used ben lyghter to be understonde than the olde and auncyent englysshe.
Page 60 - Stephens at westmestre / which ful craftly hath made it in balade ryal for the erudicion of my lord Bousher / Sone ~j heyr at that tyme to my lord the erle of Estsex...
Page 44 - Salisburi vse enprynted after the forme of this present lettre whiche ben wel and truly correct, late hym come to Westmonester in to the Almonesrye at the reed pale and he shal have them good chepe.
Page 21 - I have practysed and lerned at my grete charge and dispense to ordeyne this said book in prynte after the maner and forme as ye may here see...

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