Some New Light on Chaucer

Some New Light on Chaucer

Some New Light on Chaucer

Some New Light on Chaucer

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This volume represents a course of eight lectures delivered before the Lowell Institute at Boston in February, 1924. My original intention was to publish the lectures at once without change, but the preparation of a list of references for the new material discussed delayed me until other duties which I could not neglect prevented all work on them for some time. Meanwhile new discoveries were being made, and although I could not deal with all of them without rewriting the text and changing its character from that of an informal discussion to that of a technical argument, I could not neglect those which corrected or confirmed the views originally set forth. Those who heard the lectures when delivered will, I think, testify that the new discoveries have not necessitated the cancellation of any important theory set forth in them but have in some instances . . .

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