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" PERSOUN of a toun ; But riche he was of holy thought and werk. He was also a lerned man, a clerk, That Cristes gospel trewely wolde preche ; His parisshens devoutly wolde he teche. "
Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages ... - Page 23
by Percy Society - 1847
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Illustrations of the Lives and Writings of Gower and Chaucer: Collected from ...

Henry John Todd, John Gower - 1810 - 394 pages
...olde dance. THE PERSONE. A good man ther was of religioun, That was a poure PERSONE of a toun : 480 But riche he was of holy thought and werk. He was also a lerned man, a clerk, That Cristes gospel trewely wolde preche. His parishens devoutly wolde he teche. Benigne he was, and wonder diligent, 485...
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Chaucer

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...she coude the oldc dance. A good man tber was of religioun, That was a poure PEBSONE of a toun : Bat riche he was of holy thought and werk. He was also a lerned man, a clerk, That Criates gospel trewely wolde preche. His parishens devoutly wolde he teche. Benigne he was, and won...
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Chaucer, 1400, to Beaumont, 1628

Thomas Campbell - Authors, English - 1819
...arte she coude the olde dance. A good man ther was of religioun, That was a poure Persone6 of a toun : But riche he was of holy thought and werk. He was also a lerned man, a clerk, That Cristes gospel trewely wolde preche. His parishens devoutly wolde he teche. 'T1ed. 2 Now; adv. 3 Knew. * A riding...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Volume 1

Ezekiel Sanford - English poetry - 1819
...arte she coude the olde dance. A good man ther was of religioun, That was a poure PEHSONE of a toun : But riche he was of holy thought and werk. He was also a lerned man, a clerk, That Cristes gospel trewely wolde preche. His parishens devoutly wolde he teche. Benigne he was, and wonder diligent, And...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...arte she coude the olde dance. A good man ther was of religioun, That was a poure PERSONE of a toun: But riche he was of holy thought and werk. He was also a lerned man, a clerk, . That Cristes gospel trewely wolde preche. His parishens devoutly wolde he teche. Benigne he was, and wonder diligent, And...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1824 - 822 pages
...arte, she coude the olde dance. A good man t her was of religioun, That was a poure Persone of a toun : / trewely wolde preche ; His parishens devoutly would he teche. Benigne he was, and wonder diligent,...
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The Congregational magazine [formerly The London Christian ..., Volume 3

...admit, make Chaucer's parish priest your model, probablv a sketch of the immortal Wickliffe. " Butriche he was of holy thought and werk, .• He was also a lerned man, a clerk, That Criste's gospel trewely wolde preche; His parishens devoutly wolde he teche. Benigne he was and wonder...
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Our Village: Sketches of Rural Character and Scenery, Volume 2

Mary Russell Mitford - 1827
...ornamented version of Dryden: " A good man ther was of religioun, That was a poure parsone of a toun ; But riche he was of holy thought, and werk; He was also a lerned man, a clerk, That Cristes gospel trewely wolde preche; His parishens devoutly wolde he teche; Benigne he was and wonder diligent And...
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Specimens of the Lyrical, Descriptive, and Narrative Poets of Great Britain ...

John Johnstone (of Edinburgh.) - English poetry - 1828 - 560 pages
...of a toun : () Misfortune. (b) Weighed. (c) Tied. (rf) Now; adv, (c) Knew. (/) A riding petticoat. But riche he was of holy thought and werk. He was also a lerned man, a clerk, That Cristes gospel trewely wolde preche. His parishens devoutly wolde he teche. Benigne he was, and wonder diligent, And...
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Our Village: Sketches of Rural Character and Scenery, Volume 2

Mary Russell Mitford - Country life - 1828
...ornamented version of Dryden : " A good man ther Was of religious That was a poure parsone of a toun ; Bat riche he was of holy thought, and werk ' He was also a lerned man, a clerk, ThatCristes gospel trewely wolde prech ; His parishens devoutly wolde he teche ; Benigne he was and...
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