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" As lene was his hors as is a rake, And he was not right fat, I undertake ; But lokede holwe, and therto soberly. "
The prologue to the Canterbury tales, with notes by E.F. Willoughby - Page 59
by Geoffrey Chaucer - 1881
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Select Works of the British Poets: From Chaucer to Jonson, with Biographical ...

Robert Southey - English poetry - 1831 - 1038 pages
...n'ot how men him calle. A CLERC 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 loked holwe, and thcrto soberly. Ful thredbare was his overest courtepy, For he hadde gcten him yet...
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The Pictorial History of England: Being a History of the People, as Well as ...

George Lillie Craik - Great Britain - 1839 - 932 pages
...language of Chaucer : — A Clerk ther was of Oxenforde also, That unto logike hadcle long ygo. 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, For he hadde geten hin yet...
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The Pictorial History of England: Being, a History of the People ..., Volume 2

George Lillie Craik - Great Britain - 1841 - 524 pages
...language of Chaucer : — A Clerk 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 loked holwe, and therto soberly. Fui thredbare was his overcst courtepy, For he hadde geten hin yet...
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The English Universities, Volume 1

Victor Aimé Huber - Education, Higher - 1843 - 594 pages
...the thirteenth century. A clerk ther was of Oxenford also. That unto logik 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 soberlye. Ful thredbare was his overest courtepie. For he had geten him yet...
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The English Universities, Volume 1

Victor Aimé Huber - Education, Higher - 1843 - 554 pages
...the thirteenth century. A clerk ther was of Oxenford also. That unto logik 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 soberlye. Ful thredbare was his overest courtepie. For he had geten him yet...
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The Christian remembrancer; or, The Churchman's Biblical ..., Volume 6

1843 - 744 pages
...century. " A clerk ther wag of Oxenford also, That unto logik hadde long ygo. As lene was his hora as is a rake, And he was not right fat, I undertake; But looked holwe* and thereto soberlye. Ful thredhare was his overeat courtepic. For he had geten him yet...
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English poetry, for use in the schools of the Collegiate institution ...

English poetry - 1844 - 92 pages
...people. 4 Farm 5 Purchase. A Clerk there 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 loked holwe, 1 and thereto soberly. Ful thredbare was his overest courtepy, 2 For he hadde geten him...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - American literature - 1844 - 692 pages
...bcrruwin; CHAUCHA. CHAUCER, A Clerk ther was of Oxenforde also, That unto logike hadde Ion;; ygo. As lene o prick, and готе, Yet higher than the breast, for compass never looked holwe, and thereto soberly. Ful thredbare wits his overcst courtesy, For he haddc getcu him...
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Literature, Ancient and Modern, with Specimens, Volume 17

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Literature - 1845 - 354 pages
...Canterbury Tales : " — 4 " A clerk there 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 loked holwe, and therto soberly. Ful thredbare was overest courtepy, For he hadde geten him yet no...
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Encyclopædia metropolitana; or, Universal dictionary of ..., Volume 16

Encyclopaedia - 1845 - 840 pages
...faith, els do }>ei wrong, rei stand alle to gode graith, whan j>oii crt Jam among. A p. 193. As lene was his hors as is a rake, And he was not right fat, I undertake ; Hut lokcd holwe, and therto soberly. Chaucer. Prologue, 1. 291. I woll not teilen eke how they all...
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