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Excerpt from The Canterbury Tales of Chaucer, Vol. 2 of 3: To Which Are Added an Essay on His Language and Versification, and an Introductory Discourse, Together, With Notes and a Glossary But it was not better than James I. Of Scotland, when immured in Windsor Castle, writing, or at least collecting the materials of his King's Qubair than Tasso making to him wings with which to ﬂy from the hospital of St Anne, where he was inju riously confined, to the summits of the delectable mountains of poetry; than Sir Walter Raleigh soaring from the Tower to Ararat, to Lebanon, to the Seven Hills of Rome, while producing his great History of the World; or than Bunyan dreaming his wondrous Pilgrim's Progress in the damp dungeon at Bed ford - his body bound, while his soul was travelling to and back again from that city which hath no need of the sun. The sup posed case of Caleb Williams illustrates principally the force of dauntless resolution, blended with contemptuous defiance of the world; the real story of Bunyan displays the power of piety and of faith, as well as of uncontrollable genius. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.