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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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Cléomadès, conte tr. en vers fr. modernes par le chevalier de Chatelain

Adenes (called Le Roi.) - 1869
...with his heed. His berd as ony sowe or fox was reed, And thereto brood, as though it were a spade. Upon the cop right of his nose he hade A werte, and thereon stoode a tuft of heeres, Reede as the berstles of a sowe's eares." The difficulties of such...
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Prologue to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales with Explanatory Notes, a Glossary ...

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1871
...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, 655 Keede as the berstles of a souwes eere*. LINE 541. — Tabbard was a sort of jacket, or sleeveless...
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English of the XIVth Century

Geoffrey Chaucer, Stephen Haskins Carpenter - English language - 1872 - 313 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 bocler...
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English of the XIVth Century: Illustrated by Notes, Grammatical and ...

Stephen Haskins Carpenter - 1872 - 313 pages
...-w\th 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 thcron stood a tuft of heres, sss Reede as the berstles of a sowes eeres. His nose-thurles blake were...
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Questions for examination in English literature, chiefly selected from ...

Walter William Skeat - English language - 1873 - 100 pages
...rennying 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...stood a tuft of heres, Reede as the berstles of a sowes eeres. His nose-thurles blake were and wyde. A swerd and bocler baar he by his side. His mouth...
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The Prologue, The Knightes Tale, The Nonne Prestes Tale, from the Canterbury ...

Geoffrey Chaucer - Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages - 1874 - 221 pages
...heed. His berd as ony sowe or fox was reed, And therto brood, as though it were a spade. Upon the cop1 right of his nose he hade A werte, and theron stood a tuft of heres, 5=5 Reede as the berstles of a sowes eeres. His nose-thurles blake were and wyde. <*.rtl -it A swerd...
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An Introduction to the Study of Chaucer

Alexander Monfries - 1875 - 139 pages
...run,' 'at a bound,' 'at a glance,' &c. ; and note that the phrase is equal to breke by rennyng at it. Upon the cop right of his nose he hade A werte, and thereon stood a tuft of heres, 555 Reede as the berstles of a souwes eeres. His nose-thurles blake...
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Cassell's library of English literature, selected, ed ..., Volume 4; Volume 80

Cassell, ltd - 1876
...heed. 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 tuft of herea, Eeede as the bristles of a souwes eeres. His noae-thirles* blake were and wyde. A swerd and...
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First Lessons in Philology

Bernard Bigsby - English language - 1878 - 142 pages
...rennyng of his heed. His herd as ony sowe or fox was reed, And thereto brood, as though it were a spade. Upon the cop right of his nose he hade A werte, and...His nose-thurles blake were and wyde, A swerd and a boceler baar he by his side, His mouth as wyde was as a gret forneys. Wei cowde he stele corn. and...
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First Lessons in Philology

Bernard Bigsby - English language - 1878 - 142 pages
...rennyng of his heed. His herd as ony sowe or fox was reed, And thereto 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, Eeede as the berstles of a souwes eeres. His nose-thurles blake were and wyde, A swerd and a boceler...
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