2 edition of Confessio Amantis of John Gower found in the catalog.
|LC Classifications||Oct 08, 2018|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 89 p. :|
|Number of Pages||96|
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The king was moeved in his thoght Of that he seth, and knoweth it noght; 1380 This child he loveth kindely, And yit he wot no cause why.
52—62; and Simpson, Sciences and the Self, pp. Bot what schal fallen ate laste, The sothe can no wisdom caste, Bot as it falleth upon chance.
1734 is especially problematic for Gower because logic's position as rhetorical is not necessarily apparent, which undermines its utility in legal, political, and theological arenas.
Mi fader hier hath bot a lite Of warison, and that he wende Hadde al be lost; bot now amende He mai wel thurgh your noble grace. But see MED leir n.
480 Touchende of this, how evere it stonde, I here and wol noght understonde, For therof have I noght to done: Bot he that made ferst the Mone, The hyhe god, of his goodnesse, If ther be cause, he it redresce.and in Virgil he helps build the Wooden Horse Aeneid 2.
Bot what man that his lust desireth Of love, and therupon conspireth With wordes feigned to deceive, He schal noght faile to receive His peine, as it is ofte sene. " Tho he began anon to preche, And with his wordes debonaire He seide to me softe and faire: "Thi schrifte to oppose and hiere, Mi sone, I am assigned hiere Be Venus the godesse above, Whos prest I am touchende of love.
Written by people who wish to remain anonymous The prologue opens with a discussion of society as it exists in Gower's day. Many a time the man whom neither human nor divine law is Confessio Amantis of John Gower enough to bend is bent over in his heart by love.
" Tho was plesance and joye ynowh, Echon with other pleide and lowh; Thei live longe and wel thei ferde, And clerkes that this chance herde Thei writen it in evidence, To teche how that obedience Mai wel fortune a man to love And sette him in his lust above, 1860 As it befell unto this knyht.
Rather, Genius finds fault with Amans in this case because he is guilty of a form of Confessio Amantis of John Gower that directly conflicts with this duties as a knight. And yit the cause is noght decided; Bot it is seid and evere schal, Betwen tuo Stoles lyth the fal, Whan that men wenen best to sitte: In holy cherche of such a slitte Is for to rewe un to ous alle; God grante it mote wel befalle 340 Towardes him which hath the trowthe.
" [Senses of Sight and Sound] Visus et auditus fragilis sunt ostia mentis, Que viciosa manus claudere nulla potest. [Here the Confessor relates an instructive example concerning the guarding of sight from illicit things, saying how Acteon the nephew of Cadmus the king of the Thebans, while he was walking in a certain forest to go hunting, happened to come upon a certain stream surrounded by the woodsy beauty of trees where he saw Diana nude with her nymphs bathing in the river, whom he carefully examined, not at all wishing to turn away his eyes from her womanly nudity.
It is noteworthy that two early MSS, Bodley 294 and Egerton 1991, identify the speaker here as Iohn Gowere, rather than caitif.
This yonge lord Narcizus hihte: No strengthe of love bowe mihte His herte, which is unaffiled; Bot ate laste he was beguiled: For of the goddes pourveance It fell him on a dai par chance, 2290 That he in all his proude fare Unto the forest gan to fare, Amonges othre that ther were To hunte and to desporte him there.
Bot if so be that ther oght faile, Of that thou slowthest to travaile In armes for to ben absent, And for thou makst an argument Of that thou seidest hiere above, Hou Achilles thurgh strengthe of love Hise armes lefte for a throwe, Thou schalt another tale knowe, Which is contraire, as thou schalt wite.