Chaucer was Re: [DWJ] Re: Titles

Robyn Starkey rohina at shaw.ca
Sat Jun 10 17:50:52 EDT 2006


I was just about to say, if you read the entries for March about the 
great Chaucer v Gower showdown, then you should also check out my 
illustrated version of the events, here:
http://chaucerfansims.blogspot.com/2006/03/chaucer-pwns-gower.html

robyn

Otter Perry wrote:

> Never mind.  Google came through.
>
> On Friday, June 9, 2006, at 05:29 PM, Otter Perry wrote:
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>>
>> On Friday, June 9, 2006, at 01:21 PM, Charles Butler wrote:
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>>> .... 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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