Confessio amantis of John Gower

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Bell and Daldy, 1857
 

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Page 192 - I am a Jewe, and by my lawe I shall to no man be felawe To kepe him trouth in word ne dede But if he be withoute drede A verray Jew right as am I.
Page 329 - This king hath founde new grace, So that out of his derke place He goth him up into the light. And with him cam that swete wight His doughter Thaise, and forth anone They bothe into the caban gone, Which was ordeined for the kinge. And there he did of all his thinge And was arraied really, And out he cam all openly, Where Athenagoras he fonde, The which was lorde of all the londe. He praieth the king to come and se His castell bothe and his citee. And thus they gone forth all in fere, This king,...
Page 303 - His dedes to the sothe wrought, That he was come of gentil blood, Him lacketh nought but worldes good, And as therof is no despeire, For she shall be her faders heire And he was able to governe...
Page 353 - My sone, if that thou well bethought, This toucheth the, foryete it nought, The thing is torne'd into 'was/ The which was whilome grene gras Is welked heie as timd now. Forthy rny counseil is, that thou Remembre well how thou art olde.
Page 147 - Among the men is no solas If that there be no Woman there, For but if that the Woman were This worldes joie were awey. Through hem men finden out the wey To knighthode and to worldes fame, They make a man to drede shame And honour for to be desired.
Page 288 - The wind was good, they saileth blive, Till he toke lond upon the rive Of Tire and forth with all anone Into the burgh he gan to gone And toke his inne and bode a throwe. But for he wolde* nought be knowe, Desguisdd than he goth him out.
Page 201 - It shulde seme, as though it were A bellewing in a mannes ere And nought the crieng of a man. But he, which alle sleightes can, The devil, that lith in helle...
Page 330 - And was arraied really, And out he cam all openly Where Athenagoras he fonde The which was lorde of all the londe. He praieth the king to come and se His castell bothe and his citee. And thus they gone forth all in fere, This king, this lord, this maiden dere. This lord tho made hem riche feste With every thing which was honeste To plese with this worthy kinge, Ther lacketh hem no maner thinge.
Page 300 - Saith, she is sike, and of that speche Tho was no time" to beseche, But eche of hem to make a bille He bad and write his owne wille, His name, his fader, and his good. And whan she wist how that it stood, And had her billes oversein, They shulden have answere ayein.
Page 289 - How sodeinly the prince is go. And whan he sigh that it was so And that his labour was in veine Anone he torneth home ayeine And to the king whan he cam nigh He tolde of that he herde and sigh, How that the prince of Tire is fled, So was he come ayein unsped. The king was sory for a while But whan he sigh that with no wile He might acheve his cruelte", He stint his wrath and let him be. " But over this now for to telle Of adventures that befelle Unto this prince, of which I tolde, He...

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