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" It is the spoudaiotes, the high and excellent seriousness, which Aristotle assigns as one of the grand virtues of poetry. The substance of Chaucer's poetry, his view of things and his criticism of life, has largeness, freedom, shrewdness, benignity; but... "
Essays in Criticism: Second Series - Page 31
by Matthew Arnold - 1888 - 331 pages
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Classic Writings on Poetry

William Harmon - Education - 2003 - 566 pages
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Fables of Representation: Essays

Paul Hoover - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 194 pages
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Fables of Representation: Essays

Paul Hoover - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 200 pages
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Chaucer's Dead Body: From Corpse to Corpus

Thomas Augustine Prendergast - Authors and readers - 2004 - 198 pages
...as well: Finally, I am not greatly concerued ahout Chaucer's alleged defect of 'the aTrouSaLorTn;, the high and excellent seriousness, which Aristotle assigns as one of the grand virtues of poetry.' . . . that poet was not deficient in seriousness, high or deep. He had, to be sure, no 'message.' But...
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Chaucer's Dead Body: From Corpse to Corpus

Thomas Augustine Prendergast - Authors and readers - 2004 - 198 pages
...as well: Finally, I am not greatly concerned about Chaucer's alleged defect of 'the CTTTouoaioTT1^, the high and excellent seriousness, which Aristotle assigns as one of the gtand virtues of poetry.' . . . that poet was not deficieot in seriousness, high or deep. He had, to...
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Correspondences: Medievalism in Scholarship and the Arts

T. A. Shippey, Martin Arnold - Art, Medieval - 2005 - 260 pages
...his ability to teach a benign truth - had most famously lamented Chaucer's lack of "O7tOu6ou6T1'l<;, the high and excellent seriousness, which Aristotle assigns as one of the grand virtues of poetry."50 TS Eliot, who had "not a scrap of sympathy with or interest in Chaucer,"51 thought much...
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The Yale Companion to Chaucer

Seth Lerer - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 446 pages
...English poetry and for "the lovely charm of his diction, the lovely charm of his movement." And yet, "The substance of Chaucer's poetry, his view of things...spirits what they can rest upon; and with the increasing demands of our modern ages upon poetry, this virtue of giving us what we can rest upon will be more...
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The Oxford Handbook of English Literature and Theology

Andrew Hass, David Jasper, Elisabeth Jay - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 909 pages
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five hundred years of chaucer criticism and allusion

Caroline Frances Eleanor Spurgeon - 1925 - 478 pages
...something is. It is the tnrouSaionjc, the high and excellent seriousness which Aristotle assigns as one [p- of the grand virtues of poetry. The substance of Chaucer's...what they can rest upon ; and with the increasing demands of our modern ages upon poetry, this virtue of giving us what we can rest upon will be more...
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