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The Canterbury Tales of Chaucer, in the original...and as they are turn'd into modern language [T76322] [ecco]

DMI number:
571
Publication Date:
1737
ESTC number:
T76322
EEBO/ECCO link:
CW114156819
Shelfmark:
ECCO - BOD
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 | Mr. DRYDEN, Mr. POPE, and Other | EMINENT HANDS. | [rule]| [epigraph] | [double rule] | [i]LONDON[/i]: | Printed for the EDITOR; | And Sold by J. WALTHOE, in [i]Cornhill[/i]; W. BICKERTON, | in the [i]Strand[/i]; and O. PAYNE, in [i]Round-Court[/i]. | [short rule] | M.DCC.XXXVII.
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.
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' written 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 Knyte's Tale' pp. 385-424; 'Various Readings' pp. [425]-441; 'Abbreviations Made use of in this Volume' pp. [444]-445; Index pp. 446-452.
References:
Case 411.
Related People
Dedicatee:
Henry VIII
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Dedicatee:
Prince of Wales Frederick Lewis
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Editor:
Thomas Morell
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
See ESTC record.
Sold by:
J. [John] Walthoe
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Sold by:
Oliver Payne
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Absolute (100%)
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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