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Pearsall, Derek

Poetry from Chaucer to Spenser

based on "Chaucer to Spenser: An Anthology of Writings in English 1375-1575

€ 124.25

Opening with extracts from Chaucer s Canterbury Tales and closing with Spenser s Shepherd s Calendar, this concise collection introduces readers to some of the most influential poetry produced between the mid fourteenth and late sixteenth centuries.

Provides a concise selection of the most important late medieval poetry.

Taal / Language : English

Series Editor s Preface.


1. Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 1400):.

From The Canterbury Tales:.

The General Prologue.

The Wife of Bath s Prologue and Tale.

The Pardoner s Prologue and Tale.

2. William Langland (fl.1375 80):.

The Vision of Piers Plowman (C Text) (extracts).


Passus III.

Passus V.

Passus VI.

3. The Gawain Poet (fl. 1390):.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Fit 3.

4. Robert Henryson (c. 1430 c. 1505):.

The Testament of Cresseid.

The Fables.

The Fox and the Wolf.

The Wolf and the Wether.

5. William Dunbar (c. 1456 c. 1515):.

Meditation in Winter.

Christ in Triumph.

The Golden Targe (extracts).

The Treatise of the Two Married Women and the Widow (extracts).

‘Timor Mortis Conturbat Me .

6. Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503 42):.

‘The longe love, that in my thought doeth harbor .

‘Who so list to hunt, I knowe where is an hynde .

‘Farewell, Love, and all thy lawes for ever .

‘My galy charged with forgetfulnes .

‘Madame, withouten many wordes ;.

‘They fle from me that sometyme did me seke .

‘What no, perdy, ye may be sure! .

‘Marvaill no more all tho .

‘Tho I cannot your crueltie constrain .

‘To wish and want and not obtain .

‘Some tyme I fled the fyre that me brent .

‘The furyous gonne is his rajing yre .

‘My lute, awake! perfourme the last .

‘In eternum I was ons determed .

‘Hevyn and erth and all that here me plain .

‘To cause accord or to agre .

‘You that in love finde lucke and habundaunce .

‘What rage is this? what furour of what kynd? .

‘Is it possible? .

‘Forget not yet the tryde entent .

‘Blame not my lute for he must sownde .

‘What shulde I saye .

‘Spight hath no powre to make me sadde .

‘I abide and abide and better abide .

‘Stond who so list upon the slipper toppe .

‘Throughout the world, if it wer sought .

‘In court to serve decked with freshe aray .

7. Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1517 47):.

‘When raging love with extreme payne .

‘The soote season, that bud and blome furth bringes .

‘Set me wheras the sonne doth perche the grene .

‘Love, that doth raine and live within my thought .

‘Alas, so all thinges nowe do holde their peace .

‘Geve place, ye lovers, here before .

Epitaph for Wyatt.

8. Edmund Spenser (1552 99):.

From The Shepherd s Calender.


Index of titles and first lines.
Extra informatie: 
208 pagina's
Januari 2002
295 gram
216 x 127 x 19 mm
Wiley-Blackwell us

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