Essays on Medieval Literature

Essays on Medieval Literature

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Essays on Medieval Literature

Essays on Medieval Literature

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These essays have all been printed before. The first of them served as an introduction to the first volume of SirHenry Craik English Prose Selections (Macmillan, 1893). The "Similes of Dante" appeared in the Modern Quarterly for March 1898. "Boccaccio" was read as a Taylorian lecture at Oxford, and published, in most honourable company, with other lectures of the same foundation--Studies in European Literature--at the Clarendon Press, 1900. "Chaucer" (part of a review of Mr. Skeat's edition) and the article on Mr.Macaulay Gower are from the Quarterly Review, April 1895 and April 1903. The essay on Froissart (and on his English translator) was written at the request of Mr. W. E. Henley for the new edition of Lord Berners--The Cronykle of Syr John Froissart--in the Tudor Translations (Nutt, 1901-3). The last essay, in memory of Gaston Paris, is from the Quarterly Review . . .

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