Chaucer

Original Text: 
The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, with Bibliographical and Critical Notes, Riverside Edition (Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1890), III, 200. PS 2250 E90 Robarts Library.
1An old man in a lodge within a park;
2    The chamber walls depicted all around
3    With portraitures of huntsman, hawk, and hound,
4    And the hurt deer. He listeneth to the lark,
5Whose song comes with the sunshine through the dark
6    Of painted glass in leaden lattice bound;
7    He listeneth and he laugheth at the sound,
9He is the poet of the dawn, who wrote
11    Made beautiful with song; and as I read
12I hear the crowing cock, I hear the note
14    Rise odors of ploughed field or flowery mead.

Notes

8] clerk: cleric. Back to Line
10] Geoffrey Chaucer (ca. 1343-1400), whose Canterbury Tales occupied the last two decades of his life and was unfinished at his death. Back to Line
13] linnet: finch. Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
1875
Publication Notes: 
The Masque of Pandora (1875)
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1998.
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