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" 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. This is the frame of the whole work, which is a singular mixture of classical notions,... "
Confessio Amantis of John Gower - Page xxxiii
by John Gower - 1857
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A Compendious History of English Literature, and of the English ..., Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - English language - 1861
...the lover's confession. This is the frame of the whole work, which is a singular mixture of classical notions, principally borrowed from Ovid's Ars Amandi,...idea, that as a good Catholic the unfortunate lover must state his distress to a father confessor. This is done with great regularity and even pedantry...
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A Compendious History of English Literature, and of the English ..., Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - English language - 1861
...whole work, which is a singular mixture of classical notions, principally borrowed from Ovid's Are Amandi, and of the purely medieval idea, that as a good Catholic the unfortunate lover must state his distress to a father confessor. This is done with great regularity and even pedantry:...
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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
...whole work, which is a singular mixture of classical notions, principally borrowed from Ovid's Are Amandi, and of the purely medieval idea, that as a good Catholic the unfortunate lover must state his distress to a father confessor. This is done with great regularity and even pedantry...
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A Manual of English Literature, and of the History of the English Language ...

George Lillie Craik - English language - 1863 - 536 pages
...the lover's confession. This is the frame of the whole work, which is a singular mixture of classical notions, principally borrowed from Ovid's Ars Amandi,...idea, that as a good Catholic the unfortunate lover must state his distress to a father confessor. This is done with great regularity and even pedantry...
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A COMPLETE MAN OF ENGLISH LITERATURE.

THOMAS B. SHAW - 1867
...the lover's confession. This is the frame of the whole work, which is a singular mixture of classical notions, principally borrowed from Ovid's Ars Amandi,...idea, that as a good Catholic the unfortunate lover must state his distress to a father confessor. This is done, in the course of the confusion, with great...
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A Complete Manual of English Literature

Thomas Budd Shaw - American literature - 1867 - 540 pages
...the lover's confession. This is the frame of the whole work, which ia a eingular mixture of elassical notions, principally borrowed from Ovid's Ars Amandi, and of the purely medieval idca, that as a good Catholic the unfortunate lover must state his distress to a father confessor....
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A Complete Manual of English Literature

Thomas Budd Shaw - American literature - 1868 - 540 pages
...whole work, which is a singular mixture ot classical notions, principally burrowed from Ovid's Ara Amandi, and of the purely medieval idea, that as a good Catholic the uufurttma.Ce lover must state his distress to a father confessor. This is done, in the course of the...
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A Complete Manual of English Literature

Thomas Budd Shaw - American literature - 1869 - 540 pages
...work, which is a singular mixture of classical notions, principally borrowed from Ovid's Ars Amandit and of the purely medieval idea, that as a good Catholic the unfortunate lover must state hia distress to a father confessor. This is done, in the conrse of the confession, with...
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A Complete Manual of English Literature

Thomas Budd Shaw - American literature - 1870 - 540 pages
...whole work, which is a singular mixture of classical notions, principally borrowed from Ovid's Ara Amandi, and of the purely medieval idea, that as a good Catholic the unfortunate lover must state his distress to a father confessor. This is done, in the course of the confession, with...
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A Complete Manual of English Literature

Thomas Budd Shaw - American literature - 1870 - 540 pages
...work, which ia a singular mixture of classical notions, principally borrowed from Ovid's Ara Am'tidi, and of the purely medieval idea, that as a good Catholic the unfortunate lo^er must state his distress to a father confessor. This is done, in the course of the confession,...
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