The Thames and Its Tributaries: Or, Rambles Among the Rivers, Volume 2

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R. Bentley, 1840 - 412 pages
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Page 324 - A tongue that served in foreign realms his king; Whose courteous talk to virtue did inflame Each noble heart; a worthy guide to bring Our English youth by travail unto fame.
Page 324 - A hand that taught what might be said in rhyme: That reft Chaucer the glory of his wit.
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