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FOUNDATIONS OF ENGLISH POETRY—1

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EARLY LYRICS AND CAROLS DOWN
TO 1400 A.D. INCLUDING
PIERS PLOWMAN AND CHAUCER
Mirie it is
Cuckoo Song
Lydgate : Vox Ultima Crucis Carol: I sing of a maiden Adam lay i-bounden
About 20 lines of Piers Plowman
Thirty lines of Chaucer's Prologue to ' Canterbury Tales'
Chaucer: The love unfeigned;
Lament for Chaucer
THE series of readings from the Old Testament, in which so many of the finest passages from the greatest prose book in the English language have been recited week by week, has now closed.
It will be resumed in the autumn, and in the meantime its place will be taken on Sunday afternoons by a series of readings from those great works that can most truly be called the foundations of English poetry. The series will start today with the early period, including William Langland , the author of ' Piers Plowman,' and Geoffrey Chaucer , of the immortal ' Canterbury Tales.'

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