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As all readers must agree with Chaucer, I omit this
tale. Gower against his own habitual good sense
has by some aberration of mind here made his Con-
fessor tolerant of incest. Chaucer condemns also the
repulsive incident of Aing Antiochus in the story of
Apollonius of Tyre. But that is necessary to the
tale, and Gower does not there, or anywhere else
than in the Tale of Canace, confuse the boundaries of
right and wrong. I have dropped, however, here and
there a few honest but unwholesome lines that no
reader will miss. -

Story of Tiresias and the Two Serpents. - - I45

2. *
Story of the Patience of Socrates with a Chiding Wife 146, 149

Story of Tiresias, arbiter between Jupiter and Juno 149, 150
(From Ovid.)

Story of the Crow turned black . . - - 150

3. Hate.

Story of the Revenge of King Nauplius for the

170, 17 I

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