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A Theves Dede: A Case of Chaucer's Borrowing from Gower.

Juby, W.H.. "A Theves Dede: A Case of Chaucer's Borrowing from Gower." ANQ: American Notes and Queries 1 (1988), pp. 123-125. ISSN 0003-0171


The verbal parallel between Legend of Good Women Prologue F464-65, "For-why a trewe man, withouten drede, / Hath nat to parten with a theves dede," and VC 5.314, "Improba nec iustos scandala furis habent," and the similarity in general context suggest that Chaucer borrowed the phrase from Gower. The borrowing provides confirmation of Chaucer's knowledge of VC, and strengthens the case that the discussion of love and chivalry in VC 5 influenced the moral bearing of Troilus and Criseyde.] [PN. Copyright The John Gower Society. JGN 9.1]

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:ANQ, new series
Subjects:Vox Clamantis
Influence and Later Allusion

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