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Fables ancient and modern

Author: John Dryden; Ovid; Geoffrey Chaucer; Giovanni Boccaccio; Homer.
Publisher: London : Printed for Jacob Tonson ..., MDCC [1700]
Series: Early English books, 1641-1700, 1503:7.
Edition/Format:   Book   Microform : Microfilm : Master microform : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Dryden; Ovid; Geoffrey Chaucer; Giovanni Boccaccio; Homer.
OCLC Number: 12289966
Notes: In verse.
Half title page reads : Mr. Dryden's fables.
"To His Grace the Duke of Ormond" signed: John Dryden.
Error in paging: p. 272-359 omitted.
Reproduction of original in the Bodleian Library.
Reproduction Notes: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms International, 1984. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (Early English books, 1641-1700 ; 1503:7).
Description: [42], 646 [i.e. 558], [2] pages
Contents: Preface --
To Her Grace the Dutchess of Ormonde --
Palamon and Arcite ... from Chaucer --
To my honour'd kinsman John Driden --
Meleager and Atalanta ... Sigismonda and Guiscardo, from Boccace --
Baucis and Philemon ... Pygmalion and the statue ... Cinyras and myrrhas, The first book of Homer's Ilias --
The cock and the fox ... from Chaucer --
Theodore and Honoria, from Boccace --
Ceyx and Alcyone --
The flower and the leaf ... Mr. Dryden's ode in honour of St. Cecilia's Day, 1697 --
The twelfth book of Ovid his Metamorphoses ... The speeches of Ajax and Ulysses ... The wife of Bath, her tale --
Of the Pythagorean philosophy ... The character of a good parson / imitated from Chaucer and inlarg'd --
The monument of a fair maiden lady ... Cymon and Iphigenia, from Boccace --
The knight's tale / ... written by Geffrey Chaucer --
The tale of the nun's priest / ... written by Geffrey Chaucer --
The floure and the leafe / ... written by Geffrey Chaucer --
The wife of Bathe's tale / ... written by Geffrey Chaucer.
Series Title: Early English books, 1641-1700, 1503:7.
Responsibility: translated into verse from Homer, Ovid, Boccace, & Chaucer, with original poems, by Mr. Dryden.

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