The Beauties of the British Poets: With a Few Introductory Observations (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Beauties of the British Poets: With a Few Introductory Observations
Chaucer was the earliest successful cultivator of the harmony of the English language. His quaintnesses and occasional irregularities of thought and diction, belong to his time; but he has passages of copious and honeyed sweetness that belong to the finest poetic perception alone.
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