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Landon Printed for John Bell, British Library March 10. 1783.

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POETICAL WORKS

OF

GEOFF. CHAUCER.

IN FOURTEEN VOLUMES. THE MISCELLANEOUS PIECES

From Urry's Edition 1721,

THE CANTERBURY TALES

From Tyrwbitt's Edition 1775.

Grete well CHAUCER whan yemete----
Of ditees and of conges glade,
The which he made,
The londe fullalled is over all.

GOWER
My maifler CHAUCER---chiefe pnete nf Breta ye.---
Whom all this londeschulde of ryght preferre,
Sith of our langage he was the lode-fierre--.-
That made hirit to dy ft yile and rayne
The gold dewe dropys of fpeche and eloquence
Into our tunge thrugh his excellence.

LYDGATE.
The honour of Engli tong is dede--.
My mayfler CHAUCER, floure of eloquence,
Mirrour of fructuous entendement,
Universel fadir in scicnce...
This londis verray trefour and richeffe...
The fircfynder of Gur'ayrеlangage.

OCCLEVE.
Venerabill CHALCER,principall pocte but pere,
Hevinly trumpet, ortege andregulere,
In cloquence balmc, roditt ar diall,
Mylky fountane, ciere ftrabd, i nd rois riall,
Of fresche endite throw Albioun iland braid. DOUGLAS.

O reverend CHAUCER! rose of rethouris all,
Asin oure toung flour imperial
That raise in Brittane evir, quha reidis right
Thou beiris of Makers the triumphs royall,
The freschcenamilt termes celcftjall:
This mater couth baif illuminit full bricht,
Was thou nocht, of our inglis all the light,
Surmounting every toung tcrrciriall
As far as Mayi's morrow dois midnight.

DUNBAR

VOL. VII,

EDINBURG:
AT THE Apollo Press, by THE MARTIN S.

Anno 1782.

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