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We possess the Canon because we are mortal and also rather belated. There is only so much time, and time must have a stop, while t ...
The true use of Shakespeare or of Cervantes, of Homer or of Dante, of Chaucer or of Rabelais, is to augment one's own growing inne ...
If you read only the best, you will have no need of reading the other books, because the latter are nothing but a rehash of the be ...
In general, Machiavellism and Utopianism can be taken to be too sharply opposed; the one realistic and the other idealistic and dr ...
Chaucer was a class traitor
Shakespeare hated the mob
Donne sold out a bit later
Sidney was a nob.
Chaucer's characters are sufficiently distinct from one another, but they are too little varied in themselves, too much like ident ...
I shall write a book some day about the appropriateness of names. Geoffrey Chaucer has a ribald ring, as is proper and correct, an ...
Chaucer sawed life in half and out tumbled hundreds of unpremeditated lives, because he didn't have the cast-iron grid of a priori ...
Our sons their fathers' failing language see,
And such as Chaucer is shall Dryden be.
In Homer and Chaucer there is more of the innocence and serenity of youth than in the more modern and moral poets. The Iliad is no ...
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