The Sixth Reader of the Popular Series (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from The Sixth Reader of the Popular Series
The Feudal epoch of English literature embraces an early but indefinite period of English history, in which what may be called the Gothic forms of art prevailed; but it had its great splendor during the reign of Edward the Third (1327 whose feudal court Chaucer illuminated with the Canterbury Tales, and Froissart with his pageants of Chivalry. Chaucer has been compared to the appearance of a genial day in spring, receded and followed by dark clouds and wintry blasts. Fter Chaucer there is a barren period of more than a century, when, says an old historian.
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