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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Other titlesConfessio amantis.
Statemented. by G. C. Macaulay.
ContributionsMacaulay, George Campbell, 1852-1915. ed.
The Physical Object
Paginationli, 251 p.
Number of Pages251
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24128919M
OCLC/WorldCa1807289

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Selections from the Confessio Amantis Read by Brian Gastle. Recorded by Bruce Frazier at Western Carolina University’s Center for Applied Technology. Text: Peck, Russell A. Confessio redleaf-photography.comal Academy of America. This index is based on Macaulay’s marginal notations, which are a running analysis of the contents of the Confessio Amantis, a 33,line Middle English poem by John redleaf-photography.com have been used for subdivisions of the work in order to break it into smaller, more usable units and to serve as a very rough index of contents. John Gower was Chaucer's friend and fellow poet. He wrote his early works in Latin (Vox Clamantis) and French (Mirour de l'omme, Cinquante balades) and turned to English, he says (in the Prologue to the Confessio Amantis), at the command of Richard II, who was worried that there were so . Introduction. The Confessio Amantis, also known as The Lover's Confession, is a 14th century English poem written by John redleaf-photography.com the name John Gower doesn't ring any bells, the name Geoffrey.

John Gower (?) John Gower was Chaucer's friend and fellow poet. He wrote his early works in Latin (Vox Clamantis) and French (Mirour de l'omme, Cinquante balades) and turned to English, he says (in the Prologue to the Confessio Amantis) at the command of Richard II, who was worried that there were so few books in that language. CONFESSIO AMANTIS, VOL. 1, INTRODUCTION: FOOTNOTES 1 "The older a good thing is, the better." The phrase is proverbial, though Hoeniger (Arden Shakespeare edition, p. 6) notes that communius is more common in the proverb than antiquius. Shakespeare's choice of antiquius is well attuned to the poet Gower's concerns. Confessio Amantis ("The Lover's Confession") is a 33,line Middle English poem by John Gower, which uses the confession made by an ageing lover to the chaplain of Venus as a frame story for a collection of shorter narrative poems/5. “Ironic Incongruence in the Prologue and Book I of Gower’s Confessio Amantis.” Neophilologus 72 (), – Sciences and the Self in Medieval Poetry: Alan of Lille’s Anticlaudianus and John Gower’s Confessio Amantis.