The Legend of Good Women

Clarendon Press, 1889 - 229 pàgines

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[Review of Ann McMillan's translation:] Geoffrey Chaucer abandoned writing the Legend of Good Women halfway through. When you read this modernization, you may be tempted to do the same. I am ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

The legend of good women

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Good women, and men interested in women in literature but not familiar with Middle English, will welcome this book. Other translations, like this one accurate and readable, are available; but the ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

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Pàgina 151 - So she furnished herself with a world of gifts, store of gold and silver, and of riches and other sumptuous ornaments, as is credible enough she might bring from so great a house, and from so wealthy and rich a realm as Egypt was. But yet she carried nothing with her wherein she trusted...
Pàgina iii - Women," long ago Sung by the morning star of song, who made His music heard below ; Dan Chaucer, the first warbler, whose sweet breath Preluded those melodious bursts that fill The spacious times of great Elizabeth With sounds that echo still.
Pàgina 7 - Of makynge ropen *, and lad awey the corn ; And I come after, glenyng here and there, And am ful glad yf I may fynde an ere Of any goodly word that ye han left. And thogh it happen me rehercen eft That ye han in your fresshe songes sayd, Forbereth me, and beth not evil apayd5, Syn that ye see I do yt in the honour Of love, and eke in service of the flour, Whom that I serve as I have wit or myght.
Pàgina 21 - ... ye your trouthe of love and your renoun ; And thou, Tisbe, that hast of love swich peyne ; My lady cometh, that al this may disteyne. Herro, Dido, Laudomia, alle y-fere, And Phyllis, hanging for thy Demophoun, And Canace, espyed by thy chere, Ysiphile, betraysed with Jasoun, Maketh of your trouthc neyther boost ne soun ; Nor Ypermistre or Adriane, ye tweyne ; My lady cometh, that al this may disteyne.
Pàgina 145 - Febo, delle quali ancor la fronte spero d'ornarmi, sol che '1 concediate: le sante orecchi a" miei prieghi porgete e quelli udite come voi dovete. 11 E' m'è venuto in voglia con pietosa rima di scrivere una istoria antica, tanto negli anni riposta e nascosa che latino autor non par ne dica, per quel ch'io senta, in libro alcuna cosa; dunque sì fate che la mia fatica sia graziosa a chi ne fìa lettore o in altra maniera ascoltatore.
Pàgina 4 - On bokes for to rede I me delyte, And in myn herte have hem in reverence ; And to hem yeve swich lust and swich credence, That ther is wel unethe game noon That from my bokes make me to goon, But hit be other up-on the haly-day, Or...
Pàgina 143 - La meretrice, che mai dall' ospizio Di Cesare non torse gli occhi putti, Morte comune, e delle Corti vizio, Infiammò contra me gli animi tutti , E gì' infiammati infiammar sì Augusto, Che i lieti onor tornaro in tristi lutti. L' animo mio per disdegnoso gusto, Credendo col morir fuggir disdegno, Ingiusto fece me contra me giusto. Per le nuove radici d...
Pàgina 8 - And maketh it soune after his fyngerynge, Ryght so mowe ye oute of myn herte bringe Swich vois, ryght as yow lyst, to laughe or pleyne. Be ye my gide and lady sovereyne!
Pàgina 193 - But afterwards the common opinion was that these women were either the weird sisters, that is (as ye would say) the goddesses of destinie, or else some nymphs or feiries, indued with knowledge of prophesie by their necromanticall science, bicause everie thing came to passe as they had spoken.
Pàgina 152 - Antonius' ships, and the soldiers fought with their pikes, halberds, and darts, and threw pots and darts with fire. Antonius' ships on the other side bestowed among them, with their cross-bows and engines of battery, great store of shot from their high towers of wood that were upon their ships. Now Publicola seeing Agrippa put forth his left wing of Caesar's army, to compass in Antonius...

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