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As noblest metals are most soft to melt

DMI number:
35387
First Line:
As noblest metals are most soft to melt
Last Line:
So pity soonest runs in gentle minds
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet and Extract / snippet from longer work
Themes:
Virtue / vice
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Author:
Geoffrey Chaucer
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
A couplet, modernised, from 'The Knight's Tale' (one of Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales'. Compare Dryden, 'Palamon and Arcite' [i.e. 'The Knight's Tale']: 'As softest Metals are not slow to melt | And Pity soonest runs in gentle Minds'.
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Last Line:
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Content/Publication
Title:
Additions to the works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ... Vol. II. [T5465] [ECCO]
Page No(s):
p.78
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
A. Pope.
Attributed To:
Alexander Pope
Title:
Additions to the works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ... Vol. II. [T5466] [ECCO]
Page No(s):
p.71
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
A. Pope.
Attributed To:
Alexander Pope