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" WHYLOM, as olde stories tellen us, Ther was a duk that highte Theseus ; Of Athenes he was lord and governour, And in his tyme swich a conquerour, That gretter was ther noon under the sonne. Ful many a riche contree hadde he wonne ; What with his wisdom... "
Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages ... - Page 38
by Percy Society - 1847
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The Plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1805
...— our renowned duke!] Thus, in Chaucer's Knight's Tale: " Whilom as olde stories tellen us, " There was a Duk that highte Theseus, " Of Athenes he was lord and governour," &c. Tynvhitt's edit. v. 861. Lidgate too, the monk of Bury, in his translation of the Tragedies of...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Walter Scott - English literature - 1808
...Poetical English Versions. THE KNIGHTES TALE, GEOFFREY CHAUCER. \Y HILOM, as old stories tellen us, There was a duk that highte Theseus ; Of Athenes he was lord and governour, And in his time swiche a conquerour, That greter was ther non under the sonne ; Ful many a riche contree had he...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Volume 12

John Dryden - English literature - 1808
...English Versions. THE KNIGHTES TALE, BY GEOFFREY CHAUCER. \V HI I.OM, as old stories tellen us, There was a duk that highte Theseus ; Of Athenes he was lord and governour, And in his time swiche a conquerour, That greter was ther non under the sonne ; Ful many a riche contree had he...
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Chaucer

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...riden forth our way ; And he began with right a mery chere His tale anon, and saide as ye shul here, THE KNIGHTES TALE. WHILOM, as olde stories tellen...Theseus. Of Athenes he was lord and governour, And in his time swiche a conquerour, That greter was ther non under the Sonne. Ful many a riclie contree had he...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...riden forth our way; And he began with right a mery chere His tale anon, and saide as ye shul here. THE KNIGHTES TALE. WHILOM, as olde stories tellen...Theseus. Of Athenes he was lord and governour, And in his time swiche a conquerour, That greter was ther non under the sonne Ful many a riche contree had he...
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The Canterbury Tales of Chaucer: With an Essay on His Language and ..., Volume 1

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1830 - 122 pages
...His tale anon, and saide as ye shul here. THE KNIGHTES TALE. WHILOM, as olde stories tellen ug, a6i Ther was a duk that highte Theseus. Of Athenes he was lord and governour, And in his time swiche a conquerour, That greter was ther non under the sonne. Ful many a riche contree had he...
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The Canterbury Tales of Chaucer: With an Essay on His Language and ..., Volume 1

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1830 - 122 pages
...His tale anon, and saide as ye shul here. THE KNIGHTES TALE. WHILOM, as olde stories tellen us, s6i Ther was a duk that highte Theseus. Of Athenes he was lord and governour, And in his time swiche a conquerour, That greter was ther non under the sonne. Ful many a riche contree had he...
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The Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer: The Canterbury tales

Geoffrey Chaucer - Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages - 1845
...riden forth our way ; And he began with right a mery chere His tale anon, and saide as ye shul here. WHILOM, as olde stories tellen us, Ther was a duk...Theseus. Of Athenes he was lord and governour, And in his time swiche a conquerour, That greter was ther non under the sonne. Ful many a riche contree had he...
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Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages ...

Percy Society - English literature - 1847
...second mile stone on the old Canterbury road. It is mentioned not unfrequently iu the early dramatists. To kepe his forward by his fre assent, He seyde; "...gretter was ther non under the sonne. Ful many a riche contre hadde he wonne ; That with his wisdam and his chivalrie He conquered al the regne of Femynye,...
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The Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer: A New Text with ..., Volume 1

Geoffrey Chaucer - Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages - 1847
...cut. Froissart terms this method of drawing lota tirer a la longue paille. 38 THE CANTERBURY TALES. To kepe his forward by his fre assent, He seyde ;...gretter was ther non under the sonne. Ful many a riche contre hadde he wonne ; That with his wisdam and his chivalrie He conquered al the regne of Femynye,...
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