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The Canterbury Tales of Chaucer, in the original...and as they are turn'd into modern language [N26579] [ecco]

DMI number:
572
Publication Date:
1740
ESTC number:
N26579
EEBO/ECCO link:
CW112175414
Shelfmark:
ECCO - Ox Wadh; Ox Har Man; CUL
Full Title:
THE | CANTERBURY TALES | OF | [i]CHAUCER[/i], | IN THE | ORIGINAL, | From the Most | Authentic MANUSCRIPTS; | And as they are | Turn'd into MODERN LANGUAGE | BY Several EMINENT HANDS. | [rule] | [i]With[/i] References [i]to[/i] Authors, Ancient [i]and[/i] Modern; Various | Readings, [i]and[/i] Explanatory Notes. | [rule] | [epigraph] | [rule] | [i]The[/i] SECOND EDITION. | [double rule] | [i]LONDON:[/i] | Printed for J. OSBORN, at the [i]Golden Ball[/i], in | [i]Pater-noster Row[/i]. | [short rule] | M.DCC.XL
Epigraph:
[i]Multa renascentur, quae jam cecidere; cadentque, | Quae nunc sunt in honore vocabula; si volet usus; | Quem penes arbitrium est, & jus, & norma loquendi.[/i] | HOR.
Place of Publication:
London
Format:
Octavo
Bibliographic details:
Frontispiece. Reissue of T76322 with cancel title page.
Comments:
QUERY: review the decision not to include any of the quotations in the footnotes: should, at least, those 4 lines or longer be included? CONTENTS: Several of the poems have extensive notes which quote from a number of other texts. As these quotations are part of the scholarly apparatus, they have not been treated as free-standing poems and so have not been included. MISCELLANY GENRE: collection of Chaucer-related texts.
Other matter:
PREFATORY MATTER: Dedication 'To His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales' signed 'The Editor' pp. [iii]-vi; Dedication 'To the Kynge's Highnesse, My Most Gracious Soveraigne Lord, Henry the Eight' by 'Wyllyam Thynne' pp. vii-xiv; 'Some Account of the Life of Geoffrey Chaucer' pp.xv-xx; 'The Preface' pp.[xxi]-xxxvi. BACK MATTER: 'The Appendix. Annotations chiefly relating to Antiquities' pp. 349-384; 'Annotations on the Knyghte's Tale' pp. 385-424; 'Various Readings' pp. [425]-443; 'Abbreviations Made use of in this Volume' pp. [444]-445; Index pp.446-452.
References:
Case 411 (b)
Related People
Dedicatee:
Henry VIII
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Publisher:
J. Osborn
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Dedicatee:
Prince of Wales Frederick Lewis
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Editor:
Thomas Morell
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
See ESTC record.
Content/Publication
First Line:
And for there is so gret diversite
Page No:
p.xxiii
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
his own Prayer in Tr. and Cr
Attributed To:
Geoffrey Chaucer
First Line:
God of silence and of light
Page No:
p.xxv
Poem Title:
Chaucer himself has put the Matter out of Dispute, in his Poem, called The House of Fame, l. 3.
Attribution:
Chaucer
Attributed To:
Geoffrey Chaucer
First Line:
Whanne that Apryl with his Schouris sote
Page No:
pp.1-70
Poem Title:
The Prolog. Here begynneth the Prolog of this Boke, the whiche is namede the Talis of Canterbury.
Attribution:
Chaucer named on titlepage
Attributed To:
Geoffrey Chaucer
First Line:
Whilom as olde stories tellen us
Page No:
pp.71-206
Poem Title:
The Knyghtes Tale.
Attribution:
Chaucer named on titlepage
Attributed To:
Geoffrey Chaucer
First Line:
Twas when the fields imbibe the vernal showers
Page No:
pp.209-242
Poem Title:
Chaucer's Characters, &c.
Attribution:
By Mr. Betterton
Attributed To:
Thomas Betterton
First Line:
Such were these pilgrims and from this display
Page No:
pp.242-246
Poem Title:
The Prologue continued.
Attribution:
By T. M.
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
In days of old there lived of mighty fame
Page No:
pp.247-348
Poem Title:
Palamon and Arcite: Or, The Knight's Tale.
Attribution:
By Mr. Dryden
Attributed To:
John Dryden