Confessio amantis of John Gower

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Bell and Daldy, 1857
 

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Page 194 - 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 379 - As he, which is of alle thinges The creator and of the kinges Hath the fortunes upon honde His grace and mercy for to fonde, Upon my bare knees I praie, That he this londe in fiker waie Woll fet upon good governaunce. For if men take in remembraunce, What is to live in unite...
Page 333 - This king hath founde newe grace, So that out of his derke place He goth him up into the light. And with him cam that swete wight His doughterThaise, and forth anone They bothe into the caban gone Not, know not.
Page 149 - 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 315 - As for a time ; and thus I pray That she be kept by all way : And when she hath of age more, That she be set to books
Page 385 - And stant of Charite confirmed, Such Love is goodly for to have, Such Love may the body save, Such Love may the soule amende, The Highe God such Love us sende Forth with the remenaunt of grace, So that above in thilke place, Where resteth Love and alle Pees, Our joie may ben endeles.
Page 374 - As thou haft do thie fhrifte aboue. So that my court it may recorde. Madame I can me wel accorde. Quod I to telle as ye me bidde. And with that worde it so bitidde.
Page 31 - Idoyne and Amadas That whilom were in my cas ; And eke of other, many a score, That loved long ere I was bore ; For when I of her loves rede, Myn ere with the tale I fede ; And with the lust of her histoire, Sometime I draw into memoire, Howe sorrow may not ever last, And so hope cometh in at last.
Page 203 - 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 294 - They set it up, so that his face Might every maner man beholde So as the citee was beholde, It was of laton1 over gilt. Thus hath he nought his yifte spilt. " Upon a time with a route This lord to pleie...

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