Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Shakespeare's greatest contemporary, the epic poet Edmund Spenser, derived directly from Chaucer, whom he praised as the "well of English undefiled." That prompted the 18th-century poet-critic John Dryden to term Chaucer "a perpetual fountain of good sense.
Question: Is it possible to do more pretentious name-dropping in such a short space?