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Animaduersions uppon the annotacions and corrections of some imperfections of impressiones of Chaucer's workes 1865 edition   By: (1545?-1608)

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The text is based on the 1865 EETS edition of Thynne's Animadversions . Two purely typographic features have been adopted from the 1876 Chaucer Society re edition of the same MS. Passages printed in brackets in 1865 have been changed to 1876's parentheses; conversely, letters and whole words supplied by the editor are shown in brackets, reserving italics for expanded abbreviations. A few apparent errors were corrected from the 1876 text. Some other differences between the two editions are noted at the end of the e text.

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Chaucer's Workes.

[Sidenotes: The author is vexed that Master Speight did not consult him on his new edition of Chaucer. Also vexed at a side blow at his father's edition, and justifies him as editor. His father's collection of MS. Chaucers and their curiosity. The Pilgrime's Tale telling forth the evil lives of churchmen. William Thynne in favour with Henry VIII., who promiseth to countenance him. The promise broken through the power of Wolsey. The most part of Colin Clout written at William Thynne's house at Erith. Chaucer's works like to be destroyed by parliament. Reasons why the Pilgrime's Tale should be Chaucer's. How William Thynne's collection of Chaucer's MS. was dispersed abroad. He differeth from Master Speight on Chaucer's family. Chausier, one who hoseth or shueth a man. Chaucer his arms injustly undervalued. Philippa of Henault came not over with Prince Edward. Bartholomew de Burgersh sent for Philippa of Henault. The conjecture that Chaucer's ancestors were merchants, of no valydytye. Master Speight misquoteth Gower. Chaucer submitteth his works to Gower, not Gower to Chaucer. Gower the poet was not of the Gowers (or Gores) of Stittenham. Gower's chaplette for knighthood not for poetry. The chaplette of roses a peculiar ornament of honour. The knighting of Erle Mortone of Normandye. Chaucer being a grave man unlikely to beat a Franciscan Fryer but? The lawyers not in the temple till the latter part of Edward III. Speight knoweth not the name of Chaucer's wife, nor doth Thynne. The children of John of Gaunt born pre nupt, and legytymated by the Pope and the Parliament. Chaucer's children and their advauncement and of the Burgershes. Serlo de Burgo uncle and not brother to Eustace. Jane of Navarre maryed to Henry IV., in the 5th year of his reign. The de la Pools gained advancement by lending the King money, but William was not the first that did so. The clergy offended that the temporal men were found as wise as themselves. A merchant by Attorney is no true merchant. Alice, the wife of Richard Neville, was daughter of Thomas Montacute. He correcteth Master Speight his dates and history of printing. The Romante of the Rose began by Guill[ m] de Loris, and finished by John de la Meune. Why the dream of Chaucer cannot be the book of the Duchess. John of Gaunt, his incontinency. Doubteth master Speight's ability in the exposition of old words, but commendeth his diligence and knowledge. Aketon or Slevelesse jacket of plate for the war... Continue reading book >>

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