Fables ancient and modern; : translated into verse, from Homer, Ovid, Boccace, & Chaucer: with orginal poems· (Book, 1700) [WorldCat.org]
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Fables ancient and modern; : translated into verse, from Homer, Ovid, Boccace, & Chaucer: with orginal poems·

Author: John DrydenOvidGeoffrey ChaucerGiovanni BoccaccioJacob TonsonAll authors
Publisher: London : : printed for Jacob Tonson, within Gray's Inn Gate next Gray's Inn Lane, MDCC. [1700]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Early works
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Early works to 1800
Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Dryden; Ovid; Geoffrey Chaucer; Giovanni Boccaccio; Jacob Tonson; Homer.
OCLC Number: 228732415
Notes: Half-title reads: Mr Dryden's fables.
In verse.
Signatures: [A]² B-C² *A-*D² chi1 A⁴ a² B-Z⁴ Aa-Mm⁴ Aaaa-Bbbb⁴ Cccc² Dddd-Nnnn⁴ Oooo1 ²chi1.
Description: [42], 271, 360-646, p. 565, [1] p. ; 34 cm (fol.)
Contents: Dedication --
The preface --
Poem to Her Grace the Dutchess of Ormond, with the following story of Palamon and Arcite, from Chaucer --
Palamon and Arcite, or, The Knight's tale --
To my honoured kinsman John Driden of Chesterton, in the county of Huntington, Esq; --
Meleager and Attalanta, out of the eighth book of Ovid's Metamorphoses --
Sigismonda and Guiscardo, from Boccace --
Bauris and Philemon, out of the eighth book of Ovid's Metamorphoses --
Pigmalion and the statue, out of the tenth book of Ovid's Metamorphoses --
Ciniras and Myrrha, out of the tenth book of Ovid's Metamorphoses --
The first book of Homer's Ilias --
The cock and the fox, or, The tale of the Nun's Priest, from Chaucer --
Theodore and Honoria, from Boccace --
Ceyxe and Alcyone, out of the tenth book of Ovid's Metamorphoses --
The flower and the leaf, or, The lady in the arbor / A vision out of Chaucer --
Alexander's feast, or, The power of musick. An ode in honour of St. Cecilia --
The twelfth book of Ovid's Metamorphoses wholly translated --
The speeches of Ajax and Ulysses, from Ovid's Metamorphoses. Book the thirteenth --
The wife of Bath, her tale, from Chaucer --
Of the Pythagorean phylosophy, from Ovid's Metamorphoses. Book the fifteenth --
The character of a good parson imitated, from Chaucer, and enlarged --
The monument of a fair maiden lady, who dy'd at the Bath, and is there interr'd --
Cymon and Iphegnia, from Boccace --
The knight's tale --
The tale of the nun's priest --
The floure and the leafe --
The wife of Bathe's tale.
Other Titles: Mr Dryden's fables
Responsibility: By Mr. Dryden.

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