Courtly Love in Chaucer and Gower

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Page 200 - I, sequere Italiam ventis, pete regna per undas. Spero equidem mediis, si quid pia numina possunt, supplicia hausurum scopulis, et nomine Dido saepe vocaturum. Sequar atris ignibus absens, et cum frigida mors anima seduxerit artus, 385 omnibus umbra locis adero. Dabis, improbe, poenas. Audiam, et haec Manis veniet mihi fama sub imos.
Page 178 - All thoughts, all passions, all delights, Whatever stirs this mortal frame, All are but ministers of Love, And feed his sacred flame. Oft in my waking dreams do I Live o'er again that happy hour, When midway on the mount I lay, Beside the ruined tower.
Page 185 - Aeneadae, darling of men and gods, increasegiving Venus, who beneath the gliding signs of heaven fillest with thy presence the ship-carrying sea, the corn-bearing lands, since through thee every kind of living things is conceived, rises up and beholds the light of the sun. Before thee, goddess, flee the winds, the clouds of heaven ; before thee and thy advent ; for thee earth manifold in works puts forth sweet-smelling flowers ; for thee the levels of the sea do laugh and heaven propitiated shines...
Page 155 - And treweliche, as writen wel I finde, That al this thing was seyd of good entente; And that hir herte trewe was and kinde Towardes him, and spak right as she mente, And that she starf for wo neigh, whan she wente, And was in purpos evere to be trewe. Thus writen they that of hir werkes knewe.
Page 174 - And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.
Page 200 - Sic ubi fata vocant, udis abiectus in herbis ad vada Maeandri concinit albus olor. Nee quia te nostra sperem prece posse moveri, adloquor — adverso movimus ista deo ; sed merita et famam corpusque animumque pudicum cum male perdiderim, perdere verba leve est. Certus es ire tamen miseramque relinquere...
Page 84 - Nas never pyk walwed in galauntyne As I in love am walwed and y-wounde ; For which ful ofte I of my-self divyne That I am trewe Tristam the secounde.
Page 119 - Priamus sone of Troye, In lovinge, how his aventures fellen Fro wo to wele, and after out of joye, My purpos is, er that I parte fro ye. Thesiphone, thou help me for t' endyte Thise woful vers, that wepen as I wryte ! 2.
Page 159 - Ne me ne list this sely womman chyde Ferther than the story wol devyse. Hir name, allas ! is publisshed so wyde, That for hir gilt it oughte y-now suffyse. And if I mighte excuse hir any wyse, For she so sory was for hir untrouthe, Y-wis, I wolde excuse hir yet for routhe.
Page 183 - God placed water and air in the mean between fire and earth, and made them to have the same proportion so far as was possible (as fire is to air so is air to water, and as air is to water so is water to earth); and thus he bound and put together a visible and tangible heaven.

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