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Chaucer"s whims

William Pittis

Chaucer"s whims

being some select fables and tales in verse, very applicable to the present times; ...

by William Pittis

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Published by printed by D. Edwards in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesEighteenth century -- reel 1546, no. 18.
ContributionsChaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination[4],35,[1]p.
Number of Pages35
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17014681M

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Set in the city of Troy during the Trojan War, Troilus and Criseyde tells the story of two lovers whose relationship is at the whims of Destiny and Fortune. It is written using rhyme royal stanzas. Get this from a library. Chaucer's whims: being some select fables and tales in verse, very applicable to the present times ; Under these following Heads: Viz.

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FOREWORDS. To the Mother. A Chaucer for Children may seem to some an impossible story-book, but it is one which I have been encouraged to put together by noticing how quickly my own little boy learned and understood fragments of early English poetry.

I believe that if they had the chance, many other children would do the same. I think that much of the construction and. Which evidence from Chaucer's "The Monk's Tale" best supports this theme.

Wealth offers no protection from fate. Characters abandon God and are severely punished. Characters fight great battles and are victorious. Characters are protected from fate by their faith in God. Characters amass great riches but later meet with misfortune.

There is a renewed interest in the common man’s affairs. There is a theme of derision of romance, especially by drama takes the prominent stage. The dominance of historical fables and romance of Medieval age was eschewed for more humanistic themes.

It was a period of great social and intellectual movements as well as poverty, unrest, and revolt. Most people in the English society of Chaucer’s time, about years ago, viewed the world in a similar way and accepted the same beliefs.

People then believed that behind the chaos and frustration of the day-to-day world there was a divine providence that gave a reason to everything, even though that reason wasn’t always obvious.

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