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Fables ancient and modern : translated into verse, from Homer, Ovid, Boccace, & Chaucer : with original poems / by Mr Dryden.

Author/Creator:
Dryden, John, 1631-1700.
Publication:
London : Printed for Jacob Tonson ... , 1700.
Format/Description:
Book
[42], 271, 360-646, [2] p. ; 35cm. (fol.)
Contents:
Dedication
The preface
Poem to Her Grace the Dutchess of Ormond, with the following story from Chaucer: Palamon and Arcite: or, The Knight's tale
To my honoured kinsman John Driden
Meleager and Attalanta, out of Ovid's Metamorphoses
Sigismonda and Guiscardo, from Boccace
Baucis and Philemon; Pigmalion and the statue; Ciniras and Myrrha; out 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 Aleyone, out 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
The Wife of Bath, her tale, from Chaucer
Of the Pythagorean philosophy, from Ovid's Metamorphoses
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; as written by Chaucer.
Notes:
Signatures: [A]2, B-C2, *A-*D2 (+ 1 unsigned leaf bound after *D2), A4, a2, B-2M4, 3A-4B4, 4C2, 4D-4N4, 402.
Penn Provenance:
Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914 (bookplate) (Singer-Mendenhall copy)
Pope, A. (autograph) (Singer-Mendenhall copy)
Weld, Thomas (bookplate) (Singer-Mendenhall copy)
Penn Chronology:
1700
Cited in:
Wing D-2278.
Macdonald 37a.
Contributor:
Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375.
Homer.
Contains:
Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 or 18 A.D. Metamorphoses. English. Selections. 1700.
Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400. Canterbury tales. Selections. 1700.
OCLC:
2279522
Status/Location:
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