Chaucer was Re: [DWJ] Re: Titles

Otter Perry ottertee at
Fri Jun 9 19:54:28 EDT 2006

Never mind.  Google came through.

On Friday, June 9, 2006, at 05:29 PM, Otter Perry wrote:

> On Friday, June 9, 2006, at 01:21 PM, Charles Butler wrote:
>> .... Geoffrey Chaucer's Ciphre of Leonardo:
>>   And ther thurgh irene barres he sawe a man
>> -for, ich sholde saye, accordynge to the plan
>> Of Palais-Louvres securitee ful grete
>> By cause of the alarum from lyne VIII
>> Ther hadde ydropped a gate of muchel strengthe
>> That trappid Saunierye yn that roomes lengthe.
>> The man on thothir syde (art thou stille wyth me?)
>> Was an albino, ful pale and straunge to se
>> For nothynge striketh feere yn mortal soules
>> Lyk to the pale! A boate ful of hooles
>> Ich rather wolde thurgh sharke-rich watirs stere
>> Than oones come to an albino neere!
> Where did you find this? I'm not familiar with it.


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