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" The poem opens by introducing the author himself, in the character of an unhappy lover In despair, smitten by Cupid's arrow. Venus appears to him, and, after having heard his prayer, appoints her priest called Genius, like the mystagogue in the Picture... "
Confessio amantis of John Gower - Page xxxiii
by John Gower - 1857
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Sketches of the history of literature and learning in England

George Lillie Craik - 1861
...The poem opens by introducing the author himself, in the character of an unhappy lover in despair. Venus appears to him, and, after having heard his prayer, appoints her priest called Genius, like the mystagogue in the picture of Cebes, to hear the lover's confession....
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A manual of English literature and of the history of the English language ...

George Lillie Craik - English language - 1862 - 536 pages
...The poem opens by introducing the author himself, in the character of an unhappy lover in despair. Venus appears to him, and, after having heard his prayer, appoints her priest called Genius, like the mystagogue in the picture of Cebes, to hear the lover's confession....
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A Manual of English Literature, and of the History of the English Language ...

English language - 1863 - 536 pages
...The poem opens by introducing Ihe author himself, in the character of an unhappy lover in despair. Venus appears to him, and, after having heard his prayer, appoints her priest called Genius, like the mystagogue in the picture of Cebes, to hear the lover's confession....
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A COMPLETE MAN OF ENGLISH LITERATURE.

THOMAS B. SHAW - 1867
...introducing the author himaelf, in the character of an unhappy lover in despair, smitten by Cupid s arrow, Venus appears to him, and after having heard his prayer, appoints her priest called Genius, like the mystagogue in the Picture of Cebes, to hear the lover's confession....
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A Complete Manual of English Literature

Thomas Budd Shaw - American literature - 1869 - 540 pages
...poem opens by introducing the author himself, in the character of an unhappy lover in despair, smitten by Cupid's arrow. Venus appears to him, and after having heard his pmyer, appoints her priest called Genius, like the mystagogue in the Picture of Cebes, to hear the...
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A History of English Literature

Thomas B.. Shaw - 1876 - 550 pages
...poem opens by introducing the author himself, in the character of an unhappy lover In despair, smitten by Cupid's arrow. Venus appears to him, and, after having heard his prayer, appoints her priest called Genius, like the mystagogue in the Picture of Cebes, to hear the lover's confession....
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A Complete Manual of English Literature

Thomas Budd Shaw - American literature - 1879 - 540 pages
...poem opens by introducing the author himself, in the character of an unhappy lover in despair, smitten by Cupid's arrow. Venus appears to him, and after having heard his prayer, appoints her priest called Genius, like the mystagogue in the Picture of Cebes, to hear the lovt-r's confession....
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A History of English Literature and of the Chief English Writers: Founded on ...

Alexander Hamilton Thompson, Thomas Budd Shaw - English literature - 1901 - 836 pages
...poem opens by introducing the author himself, in the character of an unhappy lover in despair, smitten by Cupid's arrow. Venus appears to him, and, after having heard his prayer, appoints her priest called Genius, like the mystagogue in the Picture of Cebes, to hear the lover's confession....
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Confessio amantis of John Gower

John Gower - 1857
...the vifion of * Chaucer's Works, ed. Thynne, 1532, fol. 375b. f Ritfon, Bibliographia Poetica, 1 802, p. 25. Nebuchadnezzar, and explained by the prophet...of the whole work, which is a fingular mixture of claflkal notions, principally borrowed from Ovid's Ars Amandi, and of the purely medieval idea, that...
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