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" Ther nas no dore that he nolde heve of harre, 550 Or breke it, at a renning, with his heed. His berd as any sowe or fox was reed, And ther-to brood, as though it were a spade. Up-on the cop... "
Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages ... - Page 26
by Percy Society - 1847
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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volume 1

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1905
...were a spade Upon the cop right of his nose he hade A werle, and theron stood a tuft of heres, Reed as the berstles of a souwes eeres. His nose-thurles blake were and wyde. A swerd and hocler baar he by bis side. His mouth as wyde was as a gret forneys : He was a jangler, and a golyardeys,...
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Selections from [Chaucer's] Canterbury Tales

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1905
...His berd, as any sowe or fox, was reed, And therto brood, as though it were a spade. Upon the cope right of his nose he hade A werte, and theron stood a toft of herys, 555 Reed as the brustles of a sowes erys ; His nosethirles blake were and wyde ; A swerd...
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The Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer: With Poems Formely Printed Withhis ...

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1906
...rennyng with his heed. His berd as ony sowe or fox was reed, And therto brood, as though it were a spade. Upon the cop right of his nose he hade A werte, and...nose-thurles blake were and wyde. A swerd and a bocler buar he by his His mouth as wyde was as a gret forneys. He was aj angler, and a golyardeys, And that...
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Introduction to English Literature: With Suggestions for Further Reading and ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - English literature - 1906 - 700 pages
...rennyng with his heed. His berd as ony sowe or fox was reed, And therto brood, as though it were a spade. Upon the cop right of his nose he hade A werte, and theron stood a tuft of heres, 555 Reede as the berstles of a sowes eeres. His nose-thurles blake were and wyde. A swerd and bokeler...
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The Prologue, the Knightes Tale, the Nonne Preestes Tale

Geoffrey Chaucer - Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages - 1907 - 266 pages
...with his heed. His herd as any sowe or fox was reed, And ther-to brood, as though it were a spade, Up-on the cop right of his nose he hade A werte, and ther-on stood a tuft * of heres 3, 555 Reed as the bristles4 of a sowes eres3; His nose-thirles blake were and wyde. A swerd and 3...
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English Poetry (1170-1892)

John Matthews Manly - English poetry - 1907 - 580 pages
...his heed. 551 His berd, as any sowe or fox, was reed, And therto brood, as though it were a spade. Upon the cop ' right of his nose he hade ( A werte, and theron stood a tuft of herys, ! 555 VReed as the bristles of a sowes erys;8 / His nosethirles * blake were and wyde. A swcrd...
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Canterbury Tales, Volume 1

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1907
...His berd, as any sowe or fox, was reed, And therto brood, as though it were a spade. Upon the cope right of his nose he hade A werte, and theron stood a toft of herys, 555 Reed as the brustles of a sowes erys ; His nosethirles blake were and wyde ; A swerd...
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Old England: Her Story Mirrored in Her Scenes

Walter Shaw Sparrow - England - 1908 - 347 pages
...with his heed. His berd as ony so we or fox was reed, And therto brood, as though it were a spade. Upon the cop right of his nose he hade A werte, and...and wyde. A swerd and a bocler baar he by his side ; His mouth as wyde was as a gret forneys ; He was a jangler, and a golyardeys [riotous fellow], And...
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The Prologue and the Knight's Tale

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1908 - 229 pages
...His berd, as any sowe or fox, was reed, And therto brood, as though it were a spade. Upon the rofie right of his nose he hade A werte, and theron stood a toft of herys, 555 Reed as the brustles of a sowes erys ; Hise nosethirles blake were and wyde. A swerd...
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English Poems: Old English and middle English periods 450-1550

Walter Cochrane Bronson - English poetry - 1910
...rennyng, with his heed. His berd as any sowe or fox was reed, And therto brood as though it were a spade. Upon the cop right of his nose he hade A werte; and theron stood a tuft of herys 555 His nose-thirles blake were and wyde. A swerd and a bokeler bar he by his syde. His mouth...
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