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" As lene was his hors as is a rake, And he was not right fat, I undertake ; But loked holwe, and therto soberly. "
The West Somerset Word-book: A Glossary of Dialectal and Archaic Words and ... - Page 587
by Frederick Thomas Elworthy - 1886 - 876 pages
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Representative English Literature from Chaucer to Tennyson: Selected and ...

Henry Spackman Pancoast - English literature - 1893 - 546 pages
...good pitaunce." After the Merchant, sitting high on his horse, comes the Clerk of Oxford: •4 " As lene was his hors as is a rake, And he was not right fat, I undertake ; But loked holwe, and thereto soberly. Ful thredbare was his overeste courtepy, For he hadde geten...
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Introduction to English Literature: Including a Number of Classic Works ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - English literature - 1894 - 688 pages
...not how men him calle. A CLERK ther was of Oxenford also, 285 That unto logik hadde longe i-go. As lene was his hors as is a rake, And he was not right fat, I undertake ; But lokede holwe, and therto soberly. Ful thredbare was his overeste courtepy, 29 For he hadde...
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The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions, Volume 1

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1895 - 650 pages
...sayn, I not how men him calle. A CLERK ther was of Oxenford also, That unto logik hadde longe i-go. As lene was his hors as is a rake, And he was not right fat, I undertake ; But lokede holwe, and therto soberly. Ful thredbar was his overest courtepy*. For he hadde geten...
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The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by ..., Volume 1

Matthew Arnold - English poetry - 1895 - 652 pages
...sayn, I not how men him calle. A CLERK ther was of Oxenford also, That unto logik hadde longe i-go. As lene was his hors as is a rake, And he was not right fat, I undertake ; But lokede holwe, and therto soberly. Ful thredbar was his overest courtepy4. For he hadde geten...
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Book-verse: An Anthology of Poems of Books and Bookmen from the Earliest ...

William Roberts - Book verse - 1896 - 262 pages
...CANTERBURY PILGRIM. A CLERK ther was of Oxenford also, -X That unto logik hadde longe i-go. Al so lene was his hors as is a rake, And he was not right fat, I undertake ; But lokede holwe, and thereto soburly. Ful thredbare was his overest courtepy, For he hadde nought...
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Book-verse: An Anthology of Poems of Books and Bookmen from the Earliest ...

William Roberts - Book verse - 1896 - 268 pages
...CANTERBURY PILGRIM. A CLERK ther was of Oxenford also, ii. That unto logik hadde longe i-go. Al so lene was his hors as is a rake, And he was not right fat, I undertake ; But lokede holwe, and thereto soburly. Ful thredbare was his overest courtepy, For he hadde nought...
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The King's Messenger, Or, Lawrence Temple's Probation: A Story of Canadian Life

William Henry Withrow - Canada - 1897 - 236 pages
...CHAPTER VL THE OXFORD SCHOLAR. " A Clerke ther was of Oxenforde also, That unto logike hadde long ygo, As lene was his hors as is a rake, And he was not right fat I undertake ; But looked holwe, and thereto soberly. Ful thredbare was his overest courtepy, But all be that he...
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The Sacred Books of the East Described and Examined: Hindu series, Volume 1

Hinduism - 1898 - 484 pages
...written about 500 years ago : " A Clerk ther was of Oxenforde also, That nnto logike hatfde long ygo. As lene was his hors as is a rake, And he was not right fat I undertake ; But looked holwe, and thereto soberly. The hymns of the Rig- Veda were undoubtedly composed in the...
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature ...: A Biographical ..., Volume 5

John Clark Ridpath - Literature - 1898 - 578 pages
...after Amor vincit omnia. A Clerk ther was of Oxenford also, That vn to logyk hadde longe ygo, And leene was his hors as is a rake, And he was not right fat, I undertake ; But looked hohve and ther to sobrely. Fful thredbare was his overest courtepy, Ffor he hadde geten...
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The universal anthology, a collection of the best literature ..., Volume 10

Richard Garnett - 1899 - 432 pages
...calle. THE UNIVERSITY STUDENT. A CLERK ther was of Oxenforde also, That unto logik hadde long y-go. As lene was his hors as is a rake, And he was not right fat, I undertake ; But loked holwe, and therto soberly. Ful thredbare was his overest courtepy,8 For he had geten him...
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