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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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School of engineering. Examination for diploma

Dublin city, univ - 1857 - 692 pages
...Talet. A clerk there was of Oxenforde also, That unto logike haddo long yyo. As lene was his horse as is a rake, And he was not right fat, I undertake ; But looked holtce, and thereto soberly. Ful threadbare was his merest courtepy, For he hadde geten him...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - American literature - 1848 - 786 pages
...CLERK.1 A Clerk* there was of Oxenford also, That unto logic hnddo long ygo.3 As leane was liis horse as is a rake, And he was not right fat I undertake, But looked hollow, and thereto soberly. Full threadbare was his overest courtepy ; For bo had gotten him...
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The Calendar for the Year ...

Royal University of Ireland - Universities and colleges - 1859 - 490 pages
...the words in italics : 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 thereto soberly. Ful thredbare was his overest cowrtepy, For he hadde geten him yet...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1860 - 766 pages
...CLERK.1 A Clerk2 there was of Oxenford also, That unto logic hadde long ygo.3 As leane was his horse as is a rake, And he was not right fat I undertake, But looked hollow, and thereto soberly. Full threadbare was his overest courtepy : For he had gotten him...
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The Canterbury tales of Chaucer, with notes by T. Tyrwhitt. [ed. by C.C ...

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1860 - 384 pages
...him call A CLERK there was of Oxenford5 also, That unto logic hadde long ygo.6 As lean was his horse as is a rake, And he was not right fat, I undertake ; 290 But looked hollow,7 and thereto soberly.s Full threadbare was his overest9 courtepy,10 For he...
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Early English Poems, Chaucer to Pope: Chiefly Unabridged; Illustrated with ...

English poetry - 1863 - 478 pages
...how men him calle. . . A CLERK ther was of Oxenforde also, That unto logike hadde long ygo. 1 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, 1 For he hadde geten him yet...
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A Compendium of English Literautre: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1863 - 788 pages
...CLERK. 1 A Clerk 2 there was of Oxenford also, That unto logic hadde long ygo. s As Iean6 was his horse as is a rake, And he was not right fat I undertake, But looked hollow, and thereto soberly. Full threadbare was his overest courtepjr; For he had gotten liim...
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Jahrbuch der Deutschen Shakespeare-Gesellschaft, Volume 20

1885 - 440 pages
...285: A Clerk ther was of Oocenford also, That unto logik hadde longe i-go. As lene was his hors äs is a rake, And he was not right fat, I undertake;...soberly. Ful thredbare was his overeste courtepy, For he hadde geten him yit no benefice, Ne was so wordly for to have office. For him was levere have...
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On the Cam: Lectures on the University of Cambridge in England

William Everett - 1865 - 420 pages
...sweet verse : — i "" * "A clerk ther was of Oxenforde also, That unto logike hadde long ago ; 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, For he had geten him yet...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1865 - 784 pages
...CLERK.1 A Clerk3 there was of Oxenford also, Thul unto logic hadd£ long ygo.' As leani was his horse as is a rake, And he was not right fat I undertake, But lookfel hollow, and thereto soberly. Full threadbare was his overest courtepy; For he had gotten him...
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