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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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Cassell's library of English literature, selected, ed ..., Volume 4; Volume 80

Cassell, ltd - 1876 - 470 pages
...(From tht ElUsmere MS.) A CLEBK 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 looked holwe, and therto soberly. Ful thrc-dbare was his overest courtepy," 290 For he had geten him...
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Chaucer to Burns

Rossiter Johnson - English poetry - 1876 - 840 pages
...n'ot how men him calle. A Clerk ther was of Oxenforde also, That unto logike hadde long ygo. As lene ll ornam@ 6 loked holwe, and therto soberly. Ful thredbare was his overeat courtepy,14 For he hadde geten him yet...
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Three centuries of English poetry: selections from Chaucer to Herrick, with ...

Rosaline Orme Masson - English poetry - 1876 - 460 pages
...OXENFORD.* A Clerk there was of Oxenford also, That unto logic haddŁ long y-go. 6 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 ; a For he had geten him...
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Three centuries of English poetry: selections from Chaucer to Herrick, with ...

Rosaline Orme Masson - English poetry - 1876 - 454 pages
...OXENFORD.4 A Clerk there was of Oxenford also, That unto logic haddŁ long y-go.6 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 ;6 For he had geten him...
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Chaucer for children [selected from the Canterbury tales and minor poems ...

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1877 - 178 pages
...CLERK * ther was of Oxenford also, logic, gone That unto logik hadde longe ygo. lean, horse As lene was his hors as is a rake, And he was not right fat, I undertake ; } But lokede holwe, and therto soburly. } Ful thredbare was his overest courtepy. For he hadde geten him yit no benefice, Ne was so...
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Aristotle

Sir Alexander Grant - 1877 - 216 pages
...following terms : — " A clerk there was of Oxenford also That unto logik hadde long y go : As lene was his hors as is a rake, And he was not right fast, I undertake ; But looked holwe and thereto soberlye. Ful threadbare was his overest cour-tepye....
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Lectures on the History of England

M. J. Guest - Great Britain - 1879 - 700 pages
...this one was a real hard-worker, very poor and very philosophy• learned. " As Ienii was his horse as is a rake, And he was not right fat, I undertake." He did not care for elegant clothes, nor for music and dancing. All he wanted was books. Though he...
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The prologue to the Canterbury tales, with notes [ &c.] by J.M.D. Meiklejohn

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1880 - 108 pages
...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,...lokede holwe, and therto soberly. Ful thredbare was his orereste courtepy, 290 For he hadde geten him yit no benefice, Ne was so worldly for to have office....
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Chaucer to Donne

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1880 - 632 pages
...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,...undertake ; But lokede holwe, and therto soberly. Ful thredbar was his overest courtepy4. For he hadde geten him yit no benefice, Ne was so worldly for to...
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The English poets, selections, ed. by T.H. Ward. Chaucer to Donne

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1880 - 628 pages
...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,...undertake ; But loke'de holwe, and therto soberly. Ful thredbar was his overest courtepy *. For he hadde geten him yit no benefice, Ne was so worldly for...
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