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" Tis true, I cannot go so far as he who published the last edition of him; for he would make us believe the fault is in our ears, and that there were really ten syllables in a verse where we find but nine : but this opinion is not worth confuting... "
The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series ... - Página 13
editado por - 1810
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Chaucer Traditions: Studies in Honour of Derek Brewer

Ruth Morse, Barry Windeatt - 2006 - 292 páginas
...of Chaucer's metre in the available editions there is nothing condescending in his characterization ('There is the rude Sweetness of a Scotch Tune in...which is natural and pleasing, though not perfect', p. 165). Other than in language and versification, Dryden compares Chaucer favourably against Ovid:...
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From Old English to Standard English: A Course Book in Language Variation ...

Dennis Freeborn - 1998 - 479 páginas
...confess, is not harmonious to us ... They who liv'd with him, and some time after him, thought it Musical There is the rude Sweetness of a Scotch tune in it,...which is natural and pleasing, though not perfect. and he criticised the editor of an earlier late- 16th century printed edition of Chaucer, ... for he...
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The Just and the Lively: The Literary Criticism of John Dryden

Michael Werth Gelber - 2002 - 342 páginas
...harmonious' (Dryden fails to recognize that in Chaucer's pentameters a final 'e' is an unstressed syllable): I cannot go so far as he who published the last edition...really ten syllables in a verse where we find but nine ... It were an easy matter to produce some thousands of his verses which are lame for want of half...
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Congenial Souls: Reading Chaucer from Medieval to Postmodern

Stephanie Trigg
...Chaucer's meter and his incomplete pentameters, at the expense of Thomas Speght, "he who publish'd the last Edition of him; for he would make us believe...really Ten Syllables in a Verse where we find but Nine" (1453, lines 338-40l. Dryden thus adopts and elaborates the sixteenth -century writerly hierarchies,...
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The Major Works

John Dryden - 2003 - 967 páginas
...musical; and it continues so even in our judgement if compared with the numbers of Lydgatc and Gower his contemporaries. There is the rude sweetness of...which is natural and pleasing, though not perfect. 'IV, true, I cannot go so far as he who published the last edition of him;0 for he would make us believe...
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