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" Syngynge he was, or floytynge, al the day ; He was as fressh as is the monthe of May. "
The prologue to the Canterbury tales, with notes by E.F. Willoughby - Page 43
by Geoffrey Chaucer - 1881
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English Wayfaring Life in the Middle Ages: (xivth Century)

Jean Jules Jusserand - Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages - 1889 - 466 pages
...was he, as it were a mede Ai ful of frcsshe floures, white and reedc, Syngynge he was, or flowtynge, al the day ; He was as fressh as is the moneth of May." From the Ellesmere MS. of the " Canterbury Tales." The Ellesmere cuts are used by the kind permission...
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Chaucer's Canterbury Pilgrimage

Geoffrey Chaucer, William Calder - 1892 - 308 pages
...in his lady grace. Embrowded was he, as it were a mede Al ful of fresshe floures, white and reede. Syngynge he was, or floytynge, al the day ; He was...as is the moneth of May. Schort was his goune, with sleeves longe and wyde. Wel cowde he sitte on hors, and faire ryde. He cowde songes make and wel endite,...
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Six Centuries of English Poetry: Tennyson to Chaucer : Typical Selections ...

James Baldwin - English poetry - 1892 - 316 pages
...he, as it were a mede Al ful of fresshe floures, white and reede. Syngynge he was, or floytynge,20 al the day ; He was as fressh as is the moneth of May. Schort was his goune, with sleeves longe and wyde Wei cowde he sitte on hors, and faire ryde. He cowde songe's make and wel endite,...
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Second Middle English Primer: Extracts from Chaucer : with Grammar and Glossary

Henry Sweet - English language - 1892 - 138 pages
...his lady grace. Embrguded was he, as it wgre a mfe.de, al ful of fresshe floures, whyte and re^de. 90 Syngynge he was or floytynge al the day : he was as fressh as is the month of May. Short was his gowne, with sieves Ic/nge and wyde. Wei koude he sitte on hors, and faire...
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Representative English Literature from Chaucer to Tennyson: Selected and ...

Henry Spackman Pancoast - English literature - 1893 - 546 pages
...was he, as it were a mede Al ful of fresshe floures, white and reede. Syngynge he was, or fiovtygne, al the day ; He was as fressh as is the moneth of May. Schort was his goune, with sleeves longe and wyde Wel cowcle he sitte on hors, and faire ryde. He cowde songes make and wel endite,...
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Introduction to English Literature: Including a Number of Classic Works ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - English literature - 1894 - 688 pages
...In hope to stonden in his lady grace. Embrowded was he, as it were a mede Al ful of fresshe floures, white and reede. 90 Syngynge he was, or floytynge,...the day; He was as fressh as is the moneth of May. Schorl was his goune, with sleeves longe and wyde. Wel cowde he sitte on hors, and faire ryde. He cowde...
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Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Volume 1

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1894 - 508 pages
...to stonden in his lady grace. Embrouded was he, as it were a meede Al ful of fresshe floures whyte and reede ; 90 Syngynge he was or floytynge, al the day ; He was as fressh as is the monthe of May. Short was his gowne, with sieves longe and wyde ; Wel koude he sitte on hors and faire...
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The Senses and the Intellect

Alexander Bain - Mind and body - 1894 - 744 pages
...youthful Squire : — Embrowded was he, as it were a inede, Alful offresshe flouris, while and reede. Syngynge he was, or floytynge, al the day ; He was as fressh as is the moneth. of May. To find powerful and touching comparisons in keeping with a subject, is one of the constant endeavours...
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The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by ..., Volume 1

Matthew Arnold - English poetry - 1895 - 652 pages
...curled. • active Embrowded was he, as it were a mede Al ful of fresshe floures, white and reede. Syngynge he was, or floytynge ', al the day ; He was...as is the moneth of May. Schort was his goune, with sleeves longe and wycle. Wei cowde he sitte on hors, and faire ryde. He cowde songes make and wel endite,...
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The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1895 - 650 pages
...curled. • active Embrowded was he, as it were a mede Al ful of fresshe floures, white and reede. Syngynge he was, or floytynge ', al the day ; He was as fressh as is the moncth of May. Schort was his goune, with sleeves longc and wyde. Wei cowde he sitte on hors, and faire...
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